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by Edwards50 / September 27, 2008 12:15 AM PDT

I am having a problem with my new computer which has Vista operating system. It seems to not be compatible with computers at work which are XP. It will not read my pictures at work. Also I am currently working on a Windows Movie Maker Project and it will not read my saved work which was on a stick. Has anybody experienced this and is there something I can do to fix this issue.

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You may want to know what we did.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 27, 2008 12:21 AM PDT
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We called up Dell for the free XP Downgrade Kits. Your "new computer which has Vista operating system" may have such available but I can't find make or model in your post.
Bob

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by Edwards50 / September 27, 2008 12:44 AM PDT

Unfortunately I am not with Dell. It is a HP Pavilion which was from Futures.

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HP is also supplying XP Downgrade kits.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 27, 2008 12:53 AM PDT
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You do realize that you must have ...
by Edward ODaniel / September 27, 2008 11:37 AM PDT
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compatible applications on your home computer with its Vista OS with what are installed on the work computers.

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by Edwards50 / September 29, 2008 8:56 AM PDT

I am not sure what you mean. I don't understand why Windows Vista cannot read something from XP.

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by erade / September 29, 2008 10:06 AM PDT
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I've had Vista for a year now. Been thru all the tech service, HP help, store techs, tried all the downloads, talked to HP tech help, looked all over the web for help and have not found anything that helped Vista be compatible with much of anything. Downloaded all the updates, most of which failed to download and service packs. No help. Vista does not work with anything and most of the time it won't even work with itself. There are no drivers for it to be compatible with older versions of Windows. Good luck, you will need it.

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by Edwards50 / September 29, 2008 10:38 AM PDT
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Thank you for the info. That is hard to believe. Pretty pathetic to say the least.

Anyways thanks again for the info

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Reading and Reading.
by Renegade Knight / September 30, 2008 4:53 AM PDT
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Your data file requires a specific program to read it. If you don't have a compatible program on the Vista computer you won't be able to read the data file.

Vista can see the file. It just doesn't know what to do with it until you install the right program.

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Let's try it this way ...
by Edward ODaniel / September 30, 2008 5:32 AM PDT
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"I am not sure what you mean. I don't understand why Windows Vista cannot read something from XP."

Vista and XP are the Operating Systems

Applications running within the Operating system create and read files.

The Operating saves files to specific locations and gets them on command but only a compatible application can read the file format.

Think of the OS as a secretary - is handed and files a document

A supervisor wants the document so the secretary gets it for him. The document is written in Korean but the supervisor can only read English - the supervisor and the document are not compatible. It will require a supervisor who can read Korean to actually read the document that the secretary had no problem filing because it was filed strictly by the name.
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