Alienware 17 R4 2017 review
Vista to XP on my Satellite L45
Guys..any special advice for me on this one? I'm interested if the SATA boot in the bios is something I can check myself...and is it gonna stay put if i reformat the hard drive? I don't want to ruin this computer i just paid a thousand bucks for, but...as HappyTrucker recognizes...Vista won't work with my favorite online game...so i gotta do this, i guess...but i want to do it right.
I really didn't want to get rid of the original OS for obvious support reasons, but after reading some of these threads...
My problem is I can't play my online game...Dogs of the Seas...(Great game BTW!!!) It starts to load the game after it gets all the cookies and such, but then i get an error message "Connection Failed...Will Retry in 12 seconds" In XP it DOES retry...on this Vista system it doesn't... What should I do?
i turned it off....would it have different results if i turned it off? I actually went into the sysconfig and disabled all the startup programs with no result.
Compatibility mode? click here
If you have an XP CD, run a virtual machine with VirtualPC2007 - MS say it's not compatible with Vista Home Premium but it works fine on my VHP laptop and for many others when I did a search to find out before installing it. click here
Anskyber, I know I must sound like a complete noob, because I am, butin the site you referred me to it say's: "To configure the compatibility mode for an application, just locate the installation directory and right click on the .exe, selecting Properties from the menu."
I don't guess I know how to locate the installation directory to try this one. Then if I DO find it, which application should I change? All of them? Thanks.
This is easier.
From start and all programs find the program you want ( sometimes it will be needed to click the program listed and then choose the bit which launches the program from the choices which follow)
Right click the program once found and choose properties. Then choose the compatibility tab and select the version of windows you wish to run it under, XP I assume.
Yes, XP is my choice i guess...since it doesn't give me problems with my game site. But how do I know which program is giving me problems? The obvious, of course, but it doesn't give me the option to change the compatibility mode. *All the normal options under compatibilty tab are greyed out as though they aren't accessible)
Brundle, I also have downloaded the Virtual PC 2007 and installed XP...but now it won't allow me to coneect to the internet. Do I have to do it as a LAN connection with my Vista system making the dial up connection? If so, won't that mess with my connection to the game site?
I feel like I'm very close to the solution to this thing and I'm not willing to give up until I solve it, but this is getting to be frustrating.
meant to say, that the obvious, of course is IE7...but it doesn't give me the option to change compatibilty modes...for above stated reason ;)
On the compatibility tab did you tick "Run this program in compatibilty mode" first which should ungrey the options?
Connect as you normally would with Vista, start up the virtual machine and yes, your XP network connection ought to be using the Vista one. The virtual machine doesn't care how it accesses the net, it just sees a connection. I would be more specific but I'm not using my vista/vpc machine at the moment. Happy to elaborate if you need more info though
This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.