Fixing an eMachine

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/sp2
May 4, 2011 at 08:23:53
Specs: Windows XP, ? / ?
I have a somebody I know that has an eMachine that has Windows Vista and a bunch of programs which so far it doesn't seem like he needs all of them. He has complained that over the course of a couple months...the system has become slow. I believe he mentioned that somebody had installed a generic version of Windows XP so that it would run faster. However, in the past when I tried to do that with an eMachine it had problems...for ex. everytime the power plug was pulled in restarted in a loop and kept going ...or when a local printer was chosen it restarted in a loop over and over. Is it possible to bring over a version of Windows XP for eMachines (maybe considered an OEM version) an install it directly from the current version of Windows XP without having to reformat it? If it doesn't work with this there a way to undo the eMachine version of Windows XP?


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May 4, 2011 at 09:00:27
There is not exactly an emachine version. There are real full copies and OEM disks. The OEM disks usually have the correct drivers for the system and may not contain other drivers.

You can't undo a copy. You can't copy over since the disks are basically the same.

Why not reload the system as it is shown in the owners manual back to Vista. If they were happy once then they should be after. He would have to have copies of all the programs that are needed if they weren't originally offered on the OEM.

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