My wife bought a HP dv6000 laptop with Vista Home Premium Sp2 on it. Worst Opsys ever. Last soummer I tried to dump the operating system and install XP. It wouldn't let me do it. It is 32 bit. Computer has a Intel t5300 1.73 gig processor and 1 gb of Ram. This computer takes forever to turn on and Firefox completely stopped working last year. She them started using IE it also bogged down so much it became unusable. We then went to Chrome which worked for a while. When she tries to read her e-mail (she hasn't been about to use it for a month)she has over 300 new messages, mostly junk, she marks 4 or so messages for deletion and the computer completely freezes solid. Nothing works. I see on this forum that others have tried re-intalling vista etc and it still doesn't work.
Ideally all VISTA users should sue Microsoft for mental anguish and the replacement cost of computers that have been thrown against the wall. However, barring that unlikely event, I would like to: A)Install XP an operating system that actually works, or
cure this problem once and for all.
I've run anti malware and avast and found nothing of real concern. I did have Aviva protection on it but that was getting in the way. Aviva works fine on XP which I have on this newer laptop I am typing this on and on my desktop.