A FRIEND of mine suggested removing Vista on my PC and adding XP because I was having numerous problems with none of my old software / programs being compatible and also kept getting blue screens and black outs. I trusted him becasue he is crazy about computers and builds his own etc...
WHAT A FOOL I WAS!!!!!!!
Now I can't install anything and my broadband and media player won't work because (I've been told) the PC's components are compatible only with Vista so won't, therefore, recognise XP. My FRIEND now doesn't know what to do and apparently because of the way he got rid of Vista and installed XP (kill disc?!) I can't get Vista back on it. PLEASE HELP ME... Is there anything I can do?
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Re: Vista removed, XP put on. Now my PC won't work!
Hello there. This is true yes, some computer components require Windows Vista and its drivers to support the device. As XP is not working for you, you would need to re-install Vista from the installation DVD, many companies do not provide a DVD but instead provide their own software, this sometimes comes on disc but also can be a bootup option when you turn on your computer.
Really you need to get in contact with whoever you purchased the computer from, as your Vista was paid for and licensed to _you_ They will either be able to instruct you how to get Vista back on, or provide you with the necessary disc.
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You can't do that, it just won't work. A hard drive with XP installed on it will be unrecognizable to a PC with vista already installed on it. You can either backup your XP drive by putting it into a compatible XP computer. Or you can buy on of these, which are handy. This let's you get the data to your new PC thru a USB connection.
According to this site it looks like Vista doesn't have drivers. You possibly could try this XP drivers listed at this site. In order to try this I would suggest removing the failed driver from device manager and checking the box that ask if you want to remove the files.
NOTE: You will need to make sure that you are removing the correct card when you do this. If you remove the wrong driver it could disable your video output.
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I got a Vista computer in April and have problems also. You need a special program to install the maps. email Garmin and they will send you the link. An SD card reader/writer is MUCH faster than the sync.
I didn't have syncing problems until after I tried to install Documents to Go. I had to remove Doc to Go v6 because it was making my computer unstable. Doc to GO V10 works with Vista but requires Palm OS6. Garmin says that Palm OS6 can't be installed on the Garmin iQue because they added proprietary software to OS4. I believe my sync problems will disappear after I reload the Palm Software.