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i currently have an acer aspire 5315 which is no longer on the verge of meltdown, thanks to this excellent site...i realise that it is, in computer terms, a dinosaur and should be buried in my garden garden with an appropriate headstone....it runs vista home basic, which i hate
( the username kinda suggests that )....


now...and here comes the "but " from the topic title, i also have access to another lappy, also an acer but an older model, 80 gb hard drive that runs XP, which i prefer (till i can afford to upgrade to 7)..my question to whoever reads this first is...can i swap the XP drive for my vista drive...will everything work the same or or they not compatable...

unfortunately, buying a new lappy is out of the question at the mo, so is this feasable or do i just put up with vista till i win the lottery

i am, as always, most grateful for your time...

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now...and here comes the "but " from the topic title, i also have access to another lappy, also an acer but an older model, 80 gb hard drive that runs XP, which i prefer (till i can afford to upgrade to 7)..my question to whoever reads this first is...can i swap the XP drive for my vista drive...will everything work the same or or they not compatable...

Doubtful unless they are the exact same make and model. Most likely won't even boot up because of drivers and even if it did you would have to load all new drivers for the system. Also why would you want to go backwards with your systems?
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hi and thanks for the reply....thats that idea out the window then :lol:
it was just a thought as i prefer xp to vista ( i have xp on my pc) so not really going backwards for me, just more comfortable with xp...


now, where did i put that lottery ticket :confused:
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The issue is since the other system is XP there may not be Vista drivers which would cause all kinds of issues.
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thats ok mate, ive given up on the idea, it was just a daft thought anyway....faffing about with drivers and stuff that i have no understanding of is beyond me...i'll stick with vista for the time being...thanks for your time
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If your Vista system is slow you might give some thought of increasing the memory as that will make the biggest difference in the system for the least amount of money. :thumbsup:
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already bought, just awaiting delivery....2 gb, the max this computer will take :thumbsup:

Edited by vistasucks, 24 September 2012 - 02:27 PM.

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What is your current memory total? 2 gigs should help out a lot I'm sure.
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its currently 1gb..it was 512mb when i bought the computer
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Yeah doubling your memory to 2 gigs will be a great improvement. You should see speed, programs opening and closing faster and response times for multiple programs working should improve a lot.
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i hope so, i can feel myself going grey waiting for this thing to work sometimes :angry:
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Please let us know how everything works out as we like to know good or bad. Your resolution could help others in the future. :thumbsup:
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absolutely will mate....thats probly the only chance i'll get to actually contribute to this site..me being a complete dunce at these things...i feel a bit guilty just posting questions and not being able to help :upset:
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Hi again

No need whatsoever

i feel a bit guilty just posting questions and not being able to help


it will and meant most genuinely, as I said on the original topic for the latop,
http://www.geekstogo...__fromsearch__1
when I advised the ram increase, always be a pleasure to help people so easy to work with and so appreciative as your goodself
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No reason to feel guilty at all. We are here to help and only ask that you let us know what the final resolution was to your issue. We don't ask for donations as this is a free site but some do have that capability if someone feels like contributing but it is not required.
Getting you back to running again is what we are here for and strive for. I myself enjoy the feeling of helping others and teaching some during the process of resolving their issue. :thumbsup:
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