Reformatting a Vista Laptop? Or downgrading to XP?

Philippines
April 28, 2008 7:57pm CST
Three days ago we reformatted a VISTA machine and it didnt went well. We got problems in finding the drivers because the Laptop only came with a Recovery CD. I deleted the old vista partition because it doesn't boot anymore and is infected with a virus and we did a fresh install using a different vista CD but still using the same CD key(licensed). My friend and I was contemplating to downgrade to XP upon realization that the website(www.ilikeblue.net) of the laptop (Blue technologies) doesn't have the drivers for that particular model. As of the moment we are still looking for the drivers and our patience is running thin. Maybe we'll just downgrade to XP, what do you think? I stumbled across this article in downgrading from www.pcmag.com and are raring to try it. Wish me luck...
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4 responses
• India
29 Apr 08
Try using the Recovery CD for reinstalling the Vista it will have default drivers installed if they do not have, then try to find which company/vendor is providing hardwares for ur laptop.Ana then go that website of that pertivular vendor to get the drivers.I think this should work. If not try installing any windows vista Compatible drivers and even then if it doesnt work then go for downgrading to XP. Which version of vista do u have. Because mine is Vista HOME BASICS and its painfully slow. They are coming with the patch lets hope then it will become better. Wish all the best!
• Philippines
29 Apr 08
we don't know how to use the recovery CD? We tried it. We changed the boot sequence to CD and used the recovery CD. It didn't work, the most it did was display a cursor at a blank screen. We waited and waited to no avail. Are recovery CD's bootable or not?
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@ferdzNK (3214)
• Philippines
29 Apr 08
They should be bootable.
@learn25 (114)
• Philippines
9 May 08
Maybe we will have just to wait. Time will come an updated driver for Vista will be released. Let us not resist change. Let's go Vista!
@ferdzNK (3214)
• Philippines
29 Apr 08
The site pcmag offers a great solution. An alternative direction there is to have two OS. Here you can study Vista more.
@febinsoft (213)
• India
29 Apr 08
I suggest going back to windows xp is the best thing which will help you . Most of them are unsatisfied with vista. Xp is older but works perfect.