hi. vista isn't good for games, i would suggest XP. I tried installing some games in my vista, didnt work. But when i installed them in XP they worked pretty well.
So i suggest XP for games with high graphics.
Is Counter Strike ...and the grafic option are same as on my pc but on laptop doesn´t work on full screen..And i didn´t manage to solve my problemX(
check to make sure laptop has latest video drivers ,could be you laptop dosn't have good enough graphic device for playing games ,make and full model# of your laptop migh help ,also check the resolution seetings on the laptop, set to low berhaps