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Postby La Fiama » Sun Jan 06, 2008 9:58 pm

Gazzer wrote:
Tomas Drouty wrote:I blame the fact that it's vista.


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Postby Tomas Drouty » Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:02 pm

Having an ICT based degree and being the ICT coordinator for the school I think I know how to work the odd little PC thank you very much.


My problems with the new PC are all down to glitches with Vista plain and simple.
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Postby La Fiama » Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:04 pm

Tomas Drouty wrote:Having an ICT based degree and being the ICT coordinator for the school I think I know how to work the odd little PC thank you very much.


My problems with the new PC are all down to glitches with Vista plain and simple.



My Vista is the best computer I have ever had

Were do you take it to be repaired?
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Postby Gazzer » Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:06 pm

Tomas Drouty wrote:My problems with the new PC are all down to glitches with Vista plain and simple.


Thats true, it was the same when XP was first introduced.
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Postby Digger » Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:22 pm

That's why most people don't dive in to take a new system until about 5-6 months after it's bedded in and the initial glitches sorted.

As Caz said, there's been a lot of corporate resistance to Vista and PC manufacturers have shipping models with XP downgrade CD's.
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Postby jilli » Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:56 pm

I hated XP when it first came out, but got used to it, don't mind Vista, although had lots of problems with AOL and Vista, which I never had with XP and AOL. Think there is a compatability problem with a lot of software and Vista.
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Postby Magic » Mon Jan 07, 2008 12:33 am

If you don't want to invalidate your warrenty you could consider virtualization (as long as you don't need intensive 3D graphics, atm) and run XP in a window.
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Postby allseeing » Mon Jan 07, 2008 12:41 am

Is your hard disk partitioned?
Mine came with 3 partitions so you could install xp on a different partition and even setup a dual boot configuration!
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Postby Caz » Mon Jan 07, 2008 1:55 am

Mine is partitioned but I don't want Vista at all. I use my computer for work. I'm a professional web developer in local government and IT teacher so it's imperative I stick to the operating system and software that I use at work, for compatability reasons. So for me, Vista is definitely out.

I started working in IT on DOS and have worked with every version of Windows since MS developed it and experience tells me that it can take months to iron out the glitches. Some versions have never even got off the ground properly before being superceded. That's because they roll out Beta versions and let the consumers test them, though of course they don't promote them as such, but as Digger say's MS have the market and it's cheaper and quicker for them to do it that way. :roll:
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Postby moanersRus » Mon Jan 07, 2008 2:12 am

i should think files from vista would run on xp as its the office suite your using and not the operating system, i may be wrong. whitey what could be done is to purchase another hard drove install that and drivers with xp and if the laptop breaks down put the original back in. as long as there are no warrenty void if removed stickers in the way.
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Postby flosnik » Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:54 pm

hi i have a windows xp professional edition with keygen if tht any help caz
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Postby Caz » Thu Feb 14, 2008 8:56 pm

Cheers flos! I think I'm OK now but that's good to know just in case. :wink:
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Postby gem » Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:34 pm

whitevanman wrote:I hate Vista with a passion, but if i remove it my warranty is void so i am giving it a year to try and cope with it. I suppose i must go with the "advancements" in technology :roll:

If i'm still struggling, or there is no updates i will wipe it and reinstall XP.
The only problem i MAY see with this, is will XP accept any files from Vista :?



what types of file are you thinking of attempting to open with xp pictures ect as some are compatable and some are not :?:
i bought a new laptop paying £100 more then what i would have had to pay if i had vista :roll: but i can't handle vista its that bad...
i have formated pc's plently of times my laptops been formatted 2-3 times since i got it a year ago, still i would have had to buy xp
and i only want xp pro witch come's with a price tag...
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Re: XP?

Postby Caz » Wed Nov 19, 2008 12:04 am

Gem, this is an old topic from last Christmas and I think we all got sorted out. Cheers! :wink:
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Postby gem » Wed Nov 19, 2008 11:51 pm

Oh yea i should keep an eye on the dates :lol:
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