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I want to upgrade me laptop to xp or vista

by jono81 / October 1, 2007 10:26 AM PDT

i have a compaq evo n160 that runs on windows 2000 and i want to upgrade it to xp of vista not sure yet however i would like to now if there is a way to be able to save all the drivers i need to run my laptop and is vista worth the extra money ox is xp better

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I have a little good news.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 1, 2007 11:17 AM PDT

For the times I did this, the XP Upgrade used your 2000 drivers. However if you see HP tell you not to go to XP, then don't.

Sorry, Vista is too unforgiving. I wouldn't try it.


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I wouldn't buy or try Vista either
by intrepi / October 4, 2007 7:12 AM PDT

First, I'd recommend you do a compatibility check with whatever OS you want to upgrade to. This includes Linux as each version and distro has hardware that will and will not work with each of them. Check first, it's cheaper and it will give you some idea as to what conflicts you are going to have, what hardware you will have to upgrade, what software you will not be able to use anymore. Vista is not an OS I'd upgrade to as it has issues with new machines and may not even load into older ones.
Besides that, there isn't a lot Vista will do that XP can't and in some cases it will do it faster. If you are adamant and really want to upgrade, go with XP, if you want Vista, buy a new box and a box of tissues to dry your eyes and blow your nose as it may be one of your biggest regrets.

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by iRocker / October 5, 2007 4:54 AM PDT

First check if you Lap meets the requirements of Vista! If not, XP will be your one and only choice - which will in most cases be a decorated version of windows 2000...

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As others have said,
by fbbbb / October 5, 2007 5:13 AM PDT

For an ancient laptop - definitely XP at the most. Even if your hardware meets the minimum specs of Vista, it likely won't work well.

Save Vista for a new-machine purchase. I've never upgraded any of my XP machines but replaced them with Vista machines, and have had zero major problems under Vista.

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