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Is there a way to install Vista, over W8?

  1. #11

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moenna View Post
    Thank you all, very much. Yes znod, I should never allow a husband to take a computer to be 'fixed'.

    For the last 17 years, I have almost always used my desktops. However, I became laid up last year and had to use my little Inspiron 1525 laptop. Worked ok most of the time, but occasionally and always after updating, I would get a message stating NTLDR was missing. Most of the time, I was able to fix it myself, but the last time, I just couldn't. Husband found a 'local' on the net, who said he could 'fix' it. Well he didn't of course. All he did was install W8 and the dreaded NTLDR still comes up. I can overcome it by turning it on a certain way, but with W8, I cannot use some of the programmes I always use on my desktop, which still runs Vista.

    I am fairly sure I have the original disks somewhere, when I can get up and about again, and/or will follow the instructions here.

    Over the months I have been ill, I have of course, built up a lot of new Favourites, so I suspect I had better file them in Dropbox, before doing anything.

    Thanks again, to all who answered. This is most appreciated.

    Understand. Good luck on getting back to Vistaland.

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  2. #12

    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10

    Hi there
    I'd suggest using W7 instead since at least it's still current and seems to have got a thumbs up from previous VISTA users --you should be able to find a W7 upgrade copy (legit). Most of those out in the wild will have had their serials blocked by Ms now.

    If you are a TechNet subscriber you can still download W7 Pro with the service pack integrated.

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