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Check the process's list and see what is eating up the CPU usage. I highly recommend installing classic shell for them, will make everything soo much easier for their usage http://www.classicshell.net/
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Check the process's list and see what is eating up the CPU usage. I highly recommend installing classic shell for them, will make everything soo much easier for their usage http://www.classicshell.net/
Did this, now how do i get my top left corner to get me to tile screen
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NVM i figured it out
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did you try vista drivers, a lot of times those work fine

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Vista would have worked, but i don't like vista one bit, i tried installing win 7 and he would prefer it, it didn't work. Copy of windows 7 was fine though

i meant vista drivers used for windows 7, ive used several drivers that said vista x64, and yet worked fine for win 7 and 8
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i meant vista drivers used for windows 7, ive used several drivers that said vista x64, and yet worked fine for win 7 and 8

In my experience, they will work 99 times out of 100. Windows 7 is really nothing but a giant service pack for Vista, and Windows 8 is Windows 7 with a tablet interface bolted on.

You can tell a lot about compatibility just by knowing Microsoft's own internal version numbers. Windows 2000 was Windows NT 5.0 internally, while XP is 5.1, and XP Pro x64/Server 2003 is Windows NT 5.2. Vista was Windows NT 6.0, Windows 7 was NT 6.1, and Windows 8 is NT 6.2. There's a great deal of cross-compatibility between internal versions of the same major release number.
     
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well its been 4 months and its running pretty good for them.
I am personally amazed how a computer this old can run so well, it runs better than it did when they bought the thing ( in part to vista sucking ) and this computer should last them a while if none of the hardware goes out.
I work at a computer store now so i have a lot of software to make their machine run better and test the hardware. i will be testing the hardware later this week and if its all good then they should be fine for a few years to come. thanks for all the help again guys.

And as far as drivers go, im just going to use driver pack from now on, i got a good one from work
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