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#1 Duncan1892

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 04:59 PM

i have recently downgraded from vista to xp.

not all drivers work properly because they're not available for this packard bell model easynote mx37-u-041 but its good enough for me. its a lot faster also.

sometimes it freezes and all i can do is turn off by pressing the off button for 5 seconds. :radioactive:

any help will be appreciated

thanks

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#2 Allan

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 05:02 PM

Not all current systems were designed to run older OS's - including XP. If there are no drivers available you should not be running the OS. The fact that you have to perform hard shutdowns is not a good sign and will, in the long run, cause problems for you (and your hard drive). I strongly suggest you format and reinstall Vista.

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 06:38 AM

i've got drivers for wireless card, sound, graphics card, etc. only one device not recognised on device manager.

my mate gave me a cd so i will boot up from that, a memory test later and will update you.

we havent got a vista cd because they didnt give us one when we bought the laptop in 2007.

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 04:29 PM

well, the cd didnt work but i downloaded and run memtest and no errors found.

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 04:38 PM

Not all current systems were designed to run older OS's - including XP. If there are no drivers available you should not be running the OS. The fact that you have to perform hard shutdowns is not a good sign and will, in the long run, cause problems for you (and your hard drive). I strongly suggest you format and reinstall Vista.



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Posted 07 January 2012 - 11:40 AM

my laptop has been working fine for the last 5 months and have had no freezes since. :busy:




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