My computer is a Dell Dimension 9150 and is approx 6 months old, operating under Windows XP (Professional) Media Centre. Since buying this computer I have experienced nothing but trouble with the operating syatem..some programs will not work/I have had the dreaded 'fatal blue screen' which necessitated a complete restore of everything.I am always getting errors when running programs and feel that the whole system is very unstable. Prior to this computer my previous one ran under Windows XP, Home edition with very littel trouble. Now that Vista is released would it be advisable to change to Vista and would it solve my problems? PS. I don't want to change just for the sake of it.
As Sharpamat has already suggested. Your 6 month old PC should be covered under warranty. You could go back and explain that you haven't a clue what is causing the problem but you would like them to fix it, replace it, or give you your money back. Upgrading to Vista will only make it easier for the supplier to wash their hands of you. Be polite but be firm. Calmly explain that if they are unwilling to go for one of the 3 options above you will consider the small claims court. Write a letter and insert the line "If I do not hear from you in 14 days I will take the matter further. I await your reply.". Check out what howard64 has to offer first though. Good luck.
is never a great idea, especially when the change costs money.
Wndows XP is an extremely stable operating system, and if you're experiencing these problems there's some underlying cause. Have you added any hardware components or software since you bought the machine?