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#1 InTROUBLEwithXP

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 08:07 AM

hi!
i currently have windows XP on my computer and am thinking on moving to windows vista.
its asking me to uninstall a lot of things that i cant do without for example the DVD-RAM driver.
im wondering where would i get my dvd ram driver program back from.
etc.
please can anyone give me any advice on what to do?
i have a toshiba windows xp media center edition

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 09:23 AM

You need to determine if your computer has the resources to even use Vista and which Vista you want to install.

Check your computer manufacturer's website for drivers for your paticular computer.

The link below lists minimum requirements for using Vista.
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-v...quirements.aspx

This small software tool will scan your computer and create an easy-to-understand report of all known system, device, and program compatibility issues, and recommend ways to resolve them. Upgrade Advisor can also help you to choose the edition of Windows Vista that best fits the way you want to use your computer.
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-v...de-advisor.aspx

Just my opinion, unless you have a compelling reason to switch to Vista, I would keep XP.

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#3 InTROUBLEwithXP

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 09:29 AM

if i was to get vista and then wanted to change. would that be possible? ive already checked the requirments and stuff. i am compatible for vista :D

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 11:51 AM

The DVD/CD driver is generic and Windows will load the correct driver
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Posted 24 December 2008 - 12:02 PM

ah. ok. thankyou so much :D
much appriciated :huh:

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 04:29 PM

Meeting the minimum requirements is necessary to install Vista, meeting the recommended ones is best for smooth operation. Many of the drivers are generic so they will install normally. If your computer is new, from 2006 to now, installing Vista could be a good choice. If your PC is older, you may have issues and should consider keeping XP. You can get it to install on an older machine, I was able to put it on one from 2001, but you may not have a good experience running it. As with all operating system upgrades, it is best to do a clean install if possible.

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