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Windows Vista Basic RRS feed

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  • I purchased a new computer in July 07 with Vista Basic on it. I have had continual problems with is and am out of patience. Nothing but constant problems and the program hanging up and that doesn't address all of the programs that are not compatible with it. How do I change back to Windows XP? I will not support Vista or throw my money away by purchasing a upgrade that will probably have as numerous problems as the Basic version. I really feel that it is criminal that you release an operating system so frought with issues and allow the unknowing public to identify, troubleshoot and solve them for your profit.

     

    Saturday, February 2, 2008 2:45 AM

Answers

  • Try the following performance tips:

    Open Power Options (its in the Control Panel) and then
    place a dot next to High Performance.

    Next:

    Open Device Manager (its in the Control Panel) and then
    right-click on your hard drive (under Disk Drives).  Click
    on "Policies" and make sure there are check marks next to
    "Optimize for Performance", "Enable write caching on
    the disk", and "Enable advanced performance", then click OK.

    Next, perform a Disk Cleanup:

    Click on the blue Vista start button and then on the Computer
    entry in the Start Menu.  Right-click on your hard drive and
    select Properties > Disk Cleanup > Files from all users.....
    More Options > Clean Up (System Restore and Shadow Copies).

    Consider installing addition RAM up to 2GB.  Having  a total of
    2GB RAM installed will significantly improve overall performance.
    Visit: http://www.crucial.com/  and run the Crucial System Scanner Tool.

    • Marked as answer by JeniferA Thursday, September 11, 2008 10:26 PM
    Saturday, February 2, 2008 3:21 PM
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