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Question for Computer Geeks regarding new laptop!

 
2XSecretAgent
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Question for Computer Geeks regarding new laptop!
I am getting ready to go out and buy a new laptop. I just helped my boyfriend with his new laptop and do not like VISTA. I'm assuming any laptop I get will have it already installed. What are the hazards of taking VISTA off and putting XP on a new laptop? Is it going to cause a lot of conflicts with the new laptop?
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Re: Question for Computer Geeks regarding new laptop!
Go for a laptop with Media Center Edition if you have to have windows.
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Re: Question for Computer Geeks regarding new laptop!
Go for a laptop with Media Center Edition if you have to have windows.
 Quoting: nobody 149517

Why? I didn't like the Media Center on my bf's computer. It wouldn't read AVI files from his digital vid camera. We had lots of problems with it. When he uploaded new camera software, it caused a conflict with QuickTime, which now freezes his computer when it opens. He's had to disable QT.
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[link to www.bizrate.com]

Go down and on the left in the menu you'll see XP as an operating system.
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Re: Question for Computer Geeks regarding new laptop!
I started out as a mac guy 20 years ago

went to a pc because it was in all the offices I worked in

I am going back to a mac for my home machine .

I run an ISP , Users just have all kinds for problems with Vista .

my 2 cents
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Re: Question for Computer Geeks regarding new laptop!
Vista's sweet spot is 4 gigs of RAM.

Don't get a laptop if you can help it, they suck. they get too hot and glitchy.
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Re: Question for Computer Geeks regarding new laptop!
I started out as a mac guy 20 years ago

went to a pc because it was in all the offices I worked in

I am going back to a mac for my home machine .

I run an ISP , Users just have all kinds for problems with Vista .

my 2 cents
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This is why I want a new laptop with XP still on it! I doubt I will find any in the stores.
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Re: Question for Computer Geeks regarding new laptop!
Why would you get a Windows laptop instead of a Mac? Bad move IMHO.
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Re: Question for Computer Geeks regarding new laptop!
The problem with downgrading an OS is that sometimes hardware is developed with a new OS in mind and there might not be drivers for all of your hardware. Probably won't be an issue but something to consider.

I installed Linux on a laptop with Vista with no problems so you should be OK.
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Re: Question for Computer Geeks regarding new laptop!
goto a computer tech center and have them work out the problem for you. Stop being cheap and put out some dough.


I am getting ready to go out and buy a new laptop. I just helped my boyfriend with his new laptop and do not like VISTA. I'm assuming any laptop I get will have it already installed. What are the hazards of taking VISTA off and putting XP on a new laptop? Is it going to cause a lot of conflicts with the new laptop?
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Why would you get a Windows laptop instead of a Mac? Bad move IMHO.
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Yeah, go for the overpriced Mac that is slower in most aspects than a PC.
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Re: Question for Computer Geeks regarding new laptop!
Vista's sweet spot is 4 gigs of RAM.

Don't get a laptop if you can help it, they suck. they get too hot and glitchy.
 Quoting: The Monk 274840

Well I am going back and forth between a laptop and desktop. I know I can get more for my money in a desktop. But I like having the ability to take my laptop anywhere I want to go. My current laptop has been used so much the keyboard is falling apart. I wish I could put a new keyboard on my laptop and use it to take with me, and get a new desktop for home use.

Is it possible to put a new keyboard on the laptop?
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Re: Question for Computer Geeks regarding new laptop!
i heard microsoft were giving away xp to all vista users who request it.
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Re: Question for Computer Geeks regarding new laptop!
You could buy a laptop with Vista but then install Linux while keeping the Windows image to use as a virtual machine under VirtualBox or VmWare
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Re: Question for Computer Geeks regarding new laptop!
ofocurse keyboard is possible

what make/model have you got?
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Re: Question for Computer Geeks regarding new laptop!
The problem with downgrading an OS is that sometimes hardware is developed with a new OS in mind and there might not be drivers for all of your hardware. Probably won't be an issue but something to consider.

I installed Linux on a laptop with Vista with no problems so you should be OK.
 Quoting: nobody 149517

This is my concern - if the computer is set up for VISTA, putting XP on it will cause more issues than solve.
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Re: Question for Computer Geeks regarding new laptop!
The professional geeks I know use Mac laptops. They cost a bit more but you have less problems with them.
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Re: Question for Computer Geeks regarding new laptop!
Fuck macs, get a nice Windows laptop.. I suggest the Asus laptops. If you really want a unix os just dual boot with some sort of Linux distro, os x is over rated.
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Re: Question for Computer Geeks regarding new laptop!
This is why I want a new laptop with XP still on it! I doubt I will find any in the stores.
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My sister bought a laptop for my dad and didn't want a Vista system because of all the work she'd have to do to make it usable for a novice. She wound up looking around and found some Dells for a cheaper price because they were loaded with XP and not upgradeable to Vista.

The laptop is a Dell Vostro 1000 and she got it for the ridiculously low price of $500.00.

You can find a laptop from Dell with XP on it!
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Re: Question for Computer Geeks regarding new laptop!
ofocurse keyboard is possible

what make/model have you got?
 Quoting: ID2268

It's a gateway computer - 4520GZ
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Re: Question for Computer Geeks regarding new laptop!
That new compact linux Asus laptop is cool but I hear the flash harddrive has rather slow write speed
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Re: Question for Computer Geeks regarding new laptop!
Most Vista laptops are downgradable to XP all you have to do is make sure the laptop parts have XP drivers, good luck. hiding
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Re: Question for Computer Geeks regarding new laptop!
Check the Dell refurb website for older XP-installed laptops
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12/26/2007 03:58 PM
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Re: Question for Computer Geeks regarding new laptop!
Microsoft OS is a nightmare, even XP, everytime you download security upgrades the machine gets slower and less reliable.
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Re: Question for Computer Geeks regarding new laptop!
Good question, I'm in the market for a laptop myself. Fortunately I have a tech guy thru work that builds and sell computers, I'm going to see if he'll put together a laptop for my with XP on it.
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Re: Question for Computer Geeks regarding new laptop!
Have you all noticed that everytime you install the microsoft patches things always get worse instead of better? How many years do you put up with that shit until you say enough?
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Re: Question for Computer Geeks regarding new laptop!
Is it possible to put a new keyboard on the laptop?
 Quoting: 2XSecretAgent


Yea, probably.. a quick fix might be a keyboard that you can plug into USB. It might be a hassle dragging it around with your laptop, but at least you can then take the time on deciding what you really want to do.
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Re: Question for Computer Geeks regarding new laptop!
I just bought a new one from Dell.They offer a choice of Vista or XP.
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Re: Question for Computer Geeks regarding new laptop!
have XP drivers, good luck.

bingo give the man a cigar

all day long I work with people that try to up gread and down grade operating systems .

It never works out for the non pro pc USER

Its the drivers that always get in the way .

Laptops are the worst

the all have non standard parts

my 3 cents
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Re: Question for Computer Geeks regarding new laptop!
Is it possible to put a new keyboard on the laptop?


Yea, probably.. a quick fix might be a keyboard that you can plug into USB. It might be a hassle dragging it around with your laptop, but at least you can then take the time on deciding what you really want to do.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 343861

It looks like I can get a new keyboard for around $50. I need to find a good computer tech store - not BestBuy, that can help me with this stuff.
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Re: Question for Computer Geeks regarding new laptop!
I know someone who bought one of these. It's good for students and office workers but not so good for multimedia content creation. Don't be afraid to try linux.

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