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I installed the pro windows just to see what happens ( I'm not gonna use or activiate it, thats just another headache down the road ), and found that the refresh problem on firefox etc is exactly the same as when using the previous windows. So it was not anything to do with using a "laptop windows". So, what is this problem and how can it be fixed on the other windows? It can only be something basic to do with drivers/settings etc.

Oh, incidentally, I managaged to install the driver for my video card through device manager. Didn't help.

Hmnn I think I now understand why occasionally people walk into macdonalds with a machine gun in their hands. A month and 1/2 with no computer now, this is some infuriating stuff. /cry :)
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As I stated before your memory amount is bare minimum for OS system
Drive space is actually causing problems.
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Ok.

I don't understand though. How was it effortlessly enough beforehand, when also full of programs? Before, it could run giant game programs and all sorts easily, as well as windows.

Now its just an empty husk trying to run windows.
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Ok.

I don't understand though. How was it effortlessly enough beforehand, when also full of programs? Before, it could run giant game programs and all sorts easily, as well as windows.

Now its just an empty husk trying to run windows.

My computer is plenty powerful to run the operating system surely, geez. Its never struggled to run anything ever.

*sorry double posted somehow.

Edited by beeps, 09 September 2009 - 09:28 AM.

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I take it you formatted the HD and did a fresh install?
Running XP pro with nothing else installed except OS and Firefox?
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Oh, yes. Thats all thats on it. Completely fresh installation.
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Where did you get the Firefox from?
Is it version 3.5.2?
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I got it from their site. It is version 3.5.2 yes.

I have no sound either btw.
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Sound drivers
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And how do I go about doing that?

Sounds and audio devices in the control panal is all greyed out. There is no options or any information even telling me what sound card I have.

At the top of the sounds and audio tab it says "no audio device".

Edited by beeps, 09 September 2009 - 04:01 PM.

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We have a issue right now that needs to be addressed.
I can not assist any further because right now you have a copy of a OS that is not legally installed on your system.
I cannot assist any further because of this pursuant to the Terms Of Use rules here on GTG
By your own admission on post # 31

I installed the pro windows just to see what happens ( I'm not gonna use or activiate it, thats just another headache down the road )

Therefor any further assistance would be setting up the OS which would mean using it as a illegal install.
I would suggest purchasing a XP Home Edition with a registration key.
I have to wait for clarification from a Moderator or Administrator to continue.
Thank you for your patience and understanding in this matter.
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No worries. I am reinstalling the previous windows home from the laptop tomorrow morning, since it behaves exactly the same as this one. Then I am going to track down a windows home from a desktop and sort this once and for all.

I would suggest purchasing a XP Home Edition with a registration key.


Hardly. I already bought it, and now don't have it - lets be honest - because of you guys. Since I don't envision geekstogo buying me a new one, a new windows isn't going to happen.

Anyway, I'll be back on the laptop home edition tomorrow, which has the precise same issues. Once I know how to set up the OS, then I can find another home edition in my own time, if I need it.

Np though, I'll hang on while you get clarification about things. Maybe I can get my hands on an original disk while you are at it. Thanks.
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Being a laptop did you ever get recovery disks or a system recovery cd with it?
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Recovery disk, yes. Thats what I am using.

About to install it again right now, so I can get to work setting up.
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OK then what you need to do is to format the drive.
Better yet if the Recovery disk has a option to return the system to factory settings that should completely format everything and take the system back to bare minimum.
After install then please check the original issue to make sure it is resolved.
Then and only then do you install anything else.
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