Re: Gimme back XP
I haven't updated the drivers or disabled the firewall. I'll try the
firewall tonight. I have a laptop I can try and meant to do it last night
but ran out of time. Will try that tonight also. If I can connect the
laptop I'll try downloading the latest driver to disk and see if I can update.
Like I said though, I went through troubleshooting with my ISP and
everything checked out.
> I've been running Vista since 2/2/2007, and all of my connectivity problems
> have been due to my ISP...
> 1. Have you tired to update your NIC drivers?
> 2. Do you have another computer to connect to the modem, to see how it
> 3. Have you tried disabling your firewall, as a test?
> "dlonz" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > Okay, I've had it. I bought this HP Presario 3 months ago, everything was
> > fine then one day I had "limited" (meaning none) connectivity. Simple
> > connection directly to cable modem and ISP says all is well on their end.
> > Several hours of troubleshooting with HP including a couple system
> > restores
> > have no effect. Now, they're telling me I need to do a complete restore
> > of
> > the OS which will wipe out everything I've done for the last three months.
> > If I'm gonna have to do that, I'm gonna do it with XP and not Vista.
> > My question is, what are my options? Do I have to buy XP and install it
> > myself? I'm not sure I'm up to that, and I don't want to have to drop a
> > bunch of money into a new operating system just to get my brand new
> > computer
> > to work. I understand new technology and bugs and compatibility. But
> > when I
> > buy something I expect it to work without my having to be a tech guru, any
> > more than I should have to be a mechanic to make my new car run. It's
> > irritating. If Vista has issues then I should have the option of staying
> > with what works until those issues are resolved and not have it shoved
> > down
> > my throat. Any suggestions? Thanks for any help you can give me.
> > Dave