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Old 03-12-2007, 10:26 AM   #1
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Bought a laptop last week which of course has Vista Home Basic on it. I'm am so mad that it is nothing but a pain in the butt to network to my PC which is running XP. I'm to the point i wanna get a new copy of XP and do a clean install onto the laptop. I keep seeing different answers on whether it can be done or not. Any ideas?
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Old 03-12-2007, 11:07 AM   #2
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yea buy a copy of xp.

it will work.

shame on you for buying a laptop with celeron D and 512mb
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Old 03-12-2007, 11:36 AM   #3
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Celeron D? ..oh god no... Intel Pentium Dual Core but with 512mb
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Old 03-12-2007, 12:52 PM   #4
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yea the 512 is the reason they put basic on lol

install xp and upgrade to 1 gig of ram

Theres not much info on the pentium dual core (even on wikipedia) but i know that its based on the core 2 duo architecture.
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Old 03-12-2007, 09:41 PM   #5
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lol..Basic is a good term for it too. Not a whole lot of options with this OS.
I dont really know the difference between the dual core or the core 2 duo. Now they have a quad core?? I cant keep up lol.
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although i agree with the other poster's put xp on it. it seems like quiet a waste consider i bet about 100 bucks of your laptop was for vista but ..... you can network vista with xp although its unusually complicated i cnt remember my exact steps but on network and sharing centre you need to make sure file sharing is on then make sure your firewall is set to enable file sharing and of course make sure your in the same workgroup
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Old 03-13-2007, 09:45 AM   #7
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It is very recommended for you to buy a copy of XP. IMO, if I'd get a laptop, even with good specs, I'd take Vista out. I'd install XP.
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Its straightforward to connect the 2 together, ive got a home network with XP, vista and server 2003 running with no problems, can you post some details of the exact problems your having, also are you using XP home or pro?
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Old 03-13-2007, 12:57 PM   #9
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Using XP Home. The biggest problem i'm having is getting the Xp to see the vista computer. I can find it by doing a search for computers using the search under the start menu. The vista shows the xp in the network most of the time. Sometimes it disappears for whatever reason. But the Xp does not see the vista in the network at all. I've played with some of the settings that i have read about, but still dont have any luck. Maybe i missed something in all the frustration. Let me know what you did to get it to work.
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Have you done the obvious stuff like pinging both computers, checking workgroups are the same, setting up the same username and password on both machines, enabling file sharing etc, you get the idea.
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id personally dual boot if the hdd is a decent size. you may want to use vista again. besides it came with our laptop. no point losing out on it when you can have both
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Pinging was done with no success, workgroups are the same, username and password are the same, file sharing is enabled.
My wife told me that the XP is not being seen in the network folder on the laptop, only on the network map. She said it did show up once and has not been able to get it back in there
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HDD is 80gig. Not the biggest but still better than some.
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Old 03-13-2007, 04:53 PM   #14
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im sure i got mine working. my xp account needed a password though to work if i remember correctly. vista found my xp pc then i had to connect with my user and pass from xp... or it could have been vice versa. anyway just go to the network bit and make sure all the boxes are ticked. it will then show you everything connected to the network. see if the xp pc is there.
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well did manage to get the xp to see the vista as a network drive.
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i reccommedn to run vista on all your computers thats if it supports it... i woulnd't run on any lower then 1gb ram.... vista is a fine os... with alot of new stuff... i've benn running since public betas as my main os... no crashes yet..
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I agree with you peavey vista is a waste of time, i tried it once and gave up, then just to see if it was mt better judgement i gave it another go(how stupid of me)it takes so long getting used to it, then i found half my programs were not compatible and it runs slow, takes forever to boot and apart from the graphics is dam annoying, but thts just my personal peference. XP RULES
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it is a big room hog. 6 billion dollars and they still couldnt get it right
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it is a big room hog. 6 billion dollars and they still couldnt get it right
well said. ive been having different views about vista lately due to it actually being released, testing it, etc. ive finally decided that after about the 2 week hype where i was fasinated with aero i kind of think its crap. maybe im too used to xp. doing stuff on vista takes longer for me.
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