Question on laptop - page 6

I am a pre-nursing student and I am in the market for a new laptop. What brand would you recommend and why? I have heard Apple is good but I want to know if there is something better and I don't know... Read More

  1. by   gauge14iv
    There should be no warranty issues with going back to XP.

    Just get the drivers from Toshiba, reformat the hard drive, install XP, and then reinstall your hardware drivers. Easy enough to do. Having a geeky friend who has done this before at your beck and call is not a bad thing however. Things can go wrong, but generally not anything unrecoverable. Worst comes to worst and you really mess it up, you can always go back to the system restore disk and end up back with Vista again.
  2. by   Multicollinearity
    I've had my Compaq presario laptop for ~ 2 years now. I'm not fond of it. It is so darn slow. That, and I have to reboot about every 3-4 hours because it slows down and stops responding.

    I've been told that it's because I have too many programs on it? I dunno.

    I wish I would have kept the Averatec laptop I bought right before the Compaq presario. I returned the Averatec because I saw my Compaq for a few hundred less.

    That Averatec was the fastest, best laptop I've ever seen.
  3. by   Crux1024
    Quote from CuriousMe
    Do you have peripherals (printers, scanners, etc) that don't speak to Vista? Are you having any problems cornicing to wireless at school?

    The point I'm getting at is are you having any other Vista issues? If not, I'd just put more memory in the laptop (go for the high end, as much as the machine will support and you can afford). I say this because I'm assuming the processor is fast enough to run Vista (or they wouldn't have sold it to you with that processor)

    Going backward to XP has great potential to blow up in your face. There could be warranty issues involved as well (ie after it blows up, you might not be able to get help from Toshiba).

    Good Luck!!!

    Hey -

    I recently had to downgrade my laptop from Vista back to XP. VISTA WAS HORRIBLE!!! It just used so many resources and it wasnt really doing much of anything. Also, lots of programs, games, websites etc wouldnt work & my wireless connection was Crap with Vista. I wouldnt recommend it to anyone until the Service Packs come out.

    Downgrading is possible but I would have a good computer geek nearby...My husband did mine... Up side is I have XP with a Vista Bundle, so it looks like Vista just doesnt run as poopy as Vista..

    I have a Dell E1505....brand new.