Solved samsung n130 netbook upgrade to Windows Vista

August 9, 2011 at 10:14:53
Specs: Windows XP
Have made several attempts to upgrade my Samsung N130 from Win XP to Vista simply by putting the disk in when Windows XP is loaded and open and then following the instructions on screen. On inserting the upgrade disk it accepts the licence key but then tells me their will be issues upgrading, but it will accept the upgrade. However, right at the end, after a long and tedious wait, as the installation is virtually complete I get warning messages that 'drivers' and some software could not be loaded. I then end up with a desktop but no icons or start menu - just a desk top screen. Can I upgrade the N130 to Vista or not. Fortunately I have the recovery disk for this netbook to return it to its original Windows XP. What am I doing wrong, or how would you do this upgrade.

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August 9, 2011 at 11:59:07
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It really is not a good idea to try running Vista on any netbook, they just are not powerful enough. Even if you could overcome the problems you are having with drivers the machine will run so slowly as to make it unuseable. Windows 7 basic will run on it, albeit still not as well as XP. Your best option is to reinstall XP - that's why you will find only a few netbooks preinstalled with Win7 and none preinstalled with Vista.

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August 10, 2011 at 00:14:48
Many thanks for your help Johnr. I take on board your advice and think I shall now leave the netbook as it was preinstalled for me and be content that it does actually work adequately well on Windows XP. Good site! Helpful Advice! Many thanks.

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