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#1 10 years ago

Hi,

Well, I decided to throw Vista off my computer, and to install XP. It might sound silly, but I've never done it before... so I wonder; any way to keep certain files on my computer while doing that? (Ie. certain games, and/or data). A friend of mine told me he managed to keep his games on his computer (via some sort of backup into My Documents). Also, any more advice, I wonder?


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#2 10 years ago

You can copy savegames, but you'll probably have to reinstall the games anyway due to their registration files.




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#3 10 years ago

Or you can copy the registry keys, but that's a lot of effort. Probably easier just to reinstall the games, unless you're planning on doing this again in the future.




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#4 10 years ago

Well, not I've got a problem... I've done the downgrade on my main computer, as this is my mother's one. But now, my computer can't connect to the internet. It says it doesn't have a network adapter installed, and some other network adapter things which control the device...


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#5 10 years ago

Guess you don't have drivers installed for your network thingy ^^




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#6 10 years ago

But that's the problem then. I cannot download drivers if I haven't got a network connection on my original computer. :(


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#7 10 years ago

Is this a brand-name or custom built computer? If it's a brand name pre-built machine, it should have come with disks containing all the drivers and utilities.

If it's custom built or you just don't have the disks, go download the drivers on another computer and transfer them via USB flash drive.




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#8 10 years ago

It's a brand name pre-built computer, but I did not receive any disks at all. Vista (before downgrading), was installed already. So no, I haven't got disks which contain the drivers/utilities.


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#9 10 years ago

Then I suggest using another computer, if you have one available, to go to the manufacturer's website. They should have the drivers and utilities available for download.




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#10 10 years ago

Well, I just checked it, and if I'm right I've got the following network adapter: 'RAS Async-Adapter', and I can't seem to find one that doesn' auto-install on this computer. Also, if I use a download of that 'RAS Async-Adapter', will my connection return? :(


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