ive finally had it

  AL47 18:38 07 Nov 2007

with vista

how do i remove it and put xp mce on? it doesnt seem simple

my brilliant new laptop is slower than my old one,
things are starting to stop!
it only shuts down properly 50% of the time

i hate it!

  skidzy 18:43 07 Nov 2007

Al why not start and try to fix these issues if possible ?

Please post system specs !

  AL47 18:45 07 Nov 2007

dell xps m1710
core 2 t7600g at 2.86GHz
nvidia 512mb 7950 gtx
3.3gb ram
160gb 7200rpm hd
hd dvd drive

  skidzy 18:49 07 Nov 2007

Good specs there AL,

I take it you have check for new drivers and scanned for malware etc.

Sorry for stating the obvious,but i thought a new machine with good specs like that should fly along.

  AL47 18:54 07 Nov 2007

yeah thats what i thought, its good till i play games

and i cant get any new nvidia drivers since february, i think thats the main problem, i tried to update but it didnt work

  skidzy 18:59 07 Nov 2007

Games !!!

We hear this all the time..Vista and Games.

Have you tried running the games in compatibility mode ?

  Forum Editor 18:59 07 Nov 2007

is not going to run slowly because of Vista; there must be some other reason. The machine came with Vista preinstalled, and should run perfectly, straight from the box. If it doesn't, and you haven't installed any software that might be causing the problem you should return the computer to Dell and ask for it to be fixed.

Installing Win XP isn't the answer.

  AL47 19:01 07 Nov 2007

whats compatability mode?

  skidzy 19:01 07 Nov 2007

click here or use option 2 click here

  skidzy 19:02 07 Nov 2007
  SANTOS7 19:03 07 Nov 2007

If you want to play games well on a PC or LAPPY turning off all non essential services A/Vs auto updates screensavers and the like will help a lot....

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