help needed please

  ROB.R 18:23 01 May 2007
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my son wants a new laptop with vista Home Premium on the laptop he likes is a toshiba p100-160 will this be ok with vista.
and he chats with his friends on msn but his friends pc,s have got windows xp will they still be able to chat with him on vista with a webcam please help me

  anskyber 18:36 01 May 2007

Can you give a link to it please or give the specs.

  anskyber 18:42 01 May 2007

Ah, I've found an example. click here
Yes it should be OK, the graphics ideally should be better but it will run Vista.

Messaging and chat will still work but he should check to see if his webcam is Vista compatible, it may need the drivers updating. Can you tell us which one he has?

Finally, how does he get internet access? (which ISP and which modem) Not all usb modems have Vista drivers.

  anskyber 18:47 01 May 2007

Finally, he also may need to ensure he's got the latest Vista compliant version of messenger. click here

  ROB.R 18:51 01 May 2007

yes thats the one will it be ok

  ROB.R 18:53 01 May 2007

its a philips spc 900nc

  ROB.R 18:57 01 May 2007

its a bt voyager 2100 wireless adls

  ROB.R 18:58 01 May 2007

i hope that helps

  ROB.R 19:05 01 May 2007

and we are on broadband any help

  ROB.R 19:07 01 May 2007

please can you help me i dont want to spend the money if it will not work ok.

  anskyber 19:18 01 May 2007

OK. As I understand it the router modem is connected via an Ethernet connector if used wired so there is no problem there, it should work OK with Vista.

I need to check the Philips. I am using Vista but not wirelessly. vista is designed for the current requirements but I cannot advise you on what if anything is needed to allow wireless working, but I am very confident it will work for you.

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