We had windows Vista on our laptop and the computer was getting slower and slower. Our son said it was the Vista and changed it to XP. We are still getting problems and we are thinking we should not have changed. Can anyone give me some advice?
Well for one it's not "the vista" it's definitely going to be some sort of hardware or software related issue. Hardware wise you may not have enough RAM, typical ammounts these days are around 1GB minimum, even netbooks with XP on them have 1GB so if you're anything below that then that may be the problem.
Good news is that memory is dirt cheap these days and is readily available from sites like Newegg or even Amazon.
If your PC started out quick though and this has become less so over time then it is likely to be a case of some sort of clogging up on your computer. I'd download Spybot SD (Search and Destroy) and run that a few times, it should find most spyware or programs that are bogging your computer down. I'd also recommend AVG Free anti virus, it cost's nothing and is a pretty competant anti virus program that should keep your computer free of anything nasty.
Hope that helps
by ibanga0077 years ago
Of the two approaches to downgrading Windows, the first is more convenient, as it doesn't require you to wipe your hard drive. You will need a genuine Windows XP installation CD; if all you have is a recovery disc, use...
by Michael Willis6 years ago
Since I am forced to use an older computer (HP) because of (Dell broken down computer)I downloaded the AVG free anti-virus software. XP was listed as acceptable so I went through the long process of a...
by yadvendra6 years ago
You can upgrade a computer that runs Windows 98, 98SE, or Me to Windows XP Home Edition. Those same versions, along with Windows NT Workstation 4.0 and Windows 2000 Professional, can be upgraded to Windows XP...
by lyla7 years ago
Windows 7 or XP ?
by logankalo5 years ago
I research http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?locale=en-us&name=installnhaI have a windows vista ultimate laptop.When I bought it it had Windowsxp on it.I upgraded it to windows vista then it started...
by ibanga0078 years ago
please and new here, i wanted to find if there's anyone here who knows how to daul boot vista and xp on the same system. Help..............
Copyright © 2017 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.