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I have Windows Vista. Should I upgrade to Windows 8?


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#76 Jose_49

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:50

I downloaded it from Dell's website and it crippled my touchpad. So, I plugged in a USB mouse and uninstalled the software and it uncrippled it. I then tore my house apart to look for my Driver CDs that came with my laptop three years ago. I found it, installed it from the CD and lo and behold, touchpad now works!!!

Odd that the one on Dell's site didn't work. I notice the one on Dell's site is a newer version, so maybe my touchpad needed the older version. Weird.

I have a Dell XPS M1530 and I had the same troubles.

I have installed WIndows 8 RTM twice: From a leaked version and the proper upgrade.

At first, I did some magic tricks to make the touch pad working. Then, at the second install, no matter what I did, it wouldn't install.

So, what I did, is that I got some Inspiron touchpad drivers (since it seemed to be the same device) and boom, it was working better than ever! I can side scroll (something I lost after my first Vista format, 4 years ago)


#77 TheExperiment

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:04

Erm, yea I do and I don't need a website to explain it...... :/

Obviously you didn't until you fumbled your way to that site, or you wouldn't have quoted me as you did earlier.... fail


Did I fumble my way on to a site when I knew exactly what to look for? Fancy. I must be one strange person.

So you don't need a website to explain that it does do something windows 7 didn't?

Fantastic, thanks for discrediting yourself.

Next up I shall prove water is wet.

#78 remixedcat

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:29

I`ll check properly tomorrow, right now I'm waiting for my pizza to cook and hoping I don't fall asleep with the oven on

Do me a favour and give me a Cat Slap to wake me up ;)


:cat: *SLAP!!!*

#79 Detection

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:40

:cat: *SLAP!!!*


It burns like fire, FIRE, do it again ;) :p

#80 remixedcat

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:44

It burns like fire, FIRE, do it again ;) :p


sure...

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#81 +warwagon

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 04:06

My friend bought his wife and a window 8 computer. He said she doesn't like windows 8 at all and either does he. He works at a collage and asked me how much trouble it would be to install windows 7 that bought from the college.

He literally ranted about windows 8 over the phone for 10 min.

#82 scaramonga

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:08

My friend bought his wife and a window 8 computer. He said she doesn't like windows 8 at all and either does he. He works at a collage and asked me how much trouble it would be to install windows 7 that bought from the college.

He literally ranted about windows 8 over the phone for 10 min.


I'd take the damn thing back for a refund, and pray to God that no 'lasting effects' of that terrible experience have any future repercussions on any of them. Close call indeed.