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need help win xp to vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by cab987, Dec 11, 2011.

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  1. cab987

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    My computer has been freezing every 5 minutes after looging in and im not sure if its a hardware or software issue. if i reformat and switch to vista will this still occour? also what will i need before i reformat?
     
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    If it's a software issue, then a reformat will fix the problem.

    If you plan on upgrading to Windows Vista, you'll need a Windows Vista OS CD.
     
  3. cab987

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    will i also need my driver cd's?
     
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    also i forgot to mention it is a gaming PC
     
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    Yes, you will need to download the installers for the appropriate drivers to a CD or flash drive, then transfer them once you've installed Vista.

    But the correct drivers may not be available for Vista since the computer came with XP. Check this out before you install Vista.

    And the fact that it's a "gaming PC" doesn't change anything. Same concept applies.
     
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    If your computer has a hardware issue, upgrading from XP to Vista is not going to fix it.

    If it's a software issue or infection or some other problem, doing a "clean" reinstall of XP or doing a "clean" upgrade from XP to Vista will fix it.

    Before you make the upgrade from XP to Vista, make sure there are Vista drivers for all the devices in your computer.

    If you make the upgrade and then discover that's not the case, you'll be forced to change some of the hardware or revert back to XP.

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