I am trying to update a dinasour pc e machine d620.

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August 23, 2016 at 02:01:20
Specs: Vista Windows, 2.00GB
Please direct me to fast restore for e machine d620 running on Windows Vista I can't reboot to be able to have network options or loading it won't let me boot to factory settings. And no matter what I do to get it restored, it keeps telling me not capable! Direct old man with old pc to the best options?

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August 23, 2016 at 05:07:14
It would help to state that it's a laptop, not a desktop. Make sure you're using the AC adapter, not battery power. Please explain more clearly what you're trying to do & why. Include any error message that you may encounter, word for word. I doubt "telling me not capable" is the error message.

From a review of the D620 - "Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse."


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August 23, 2016 at 20:14:14
If you can't get to the stage where one of these works:


you may need the windows vista installation disk.

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October 5, 2016 at 10:37:03
First of all, the Dell Latitude D620 is not a bad laptop/notebook at all.

I have had/installed/sold several of them and I am still using its successor myself (D630) on a daily basis.

If your D630 has 1024Mb or more memory it is perfectly able to run Vista smoothly.
However you have to know how to do a good and clean installation of it.
Best is to use the Original Vista recovery DVD from Dell (I prefer to use the Brown DVD with Dell Vista Business including SP2) since it will activate Windows Vista automatically.
If you don't have a Dell recovery DVD at hand you can use any DVD with Vista and use the product key on the bottom of the laptop for activation.
After doing a clean install of Vista, chances are that you will not have a working NIC (Network Interface Card) of Wifi adapter.
For that you will have to install the drivers, either from another Dell DVD which has Drivers & Utilities on it, or by downloading the appropriate drivers from the Dell website.

If this is all too complicated for you it is best to ask someone with knowledge to help you or buy another working computer.....

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October 5, 2016 at 10:50:13
Sorry if I am wrong about the model and if you mean the Acer eMachine D620, but if I look at the specs of this machine from the year 2008 it is also perfectly able to run Vista so it is not a dinosaur at all.
The same I wrote about the Dell machine will apply to the Acer, however if you are Lucky there is still a working recovery partion or Acer software program within Windown from which you can do a factory reset.

A factory reset will do a clean installation including installation of drivers.
Keep in mind that after any clean installation you will lose your files and settings, so you will have to do a backup first if there is anything important you wanna save.
After a fresh install it is also wise to install all Vista updates including a virus scanner (I prefer Security Essentials) which can take quite some time.

In general it is wise to use your machine and visiting internet sites only after applying all possible updates, to avoid security risks (like virusses and malware).

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