Acer Aspire 4520 Notebook Technical Specifications:
Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium
AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor TK-57 (512KB L2 cache, 1.9GHz)
NVIDIA nForce 610M
1GB (1GB installed in one of two memory slots
) DDR2 667 SDRAM
User upgradeable up to 4GB (one 2GB memory card in each slot)* subject to availability of 2GB cards
*If upgrading after initial purchase, one or more of the memory cards
provided with the system may have to be replaced with optional larger
memory cards in order to achieve the maximum capacity.
120GB* hard disk drive
Integrated variable-speed Super-Multi drive (DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD-RAM):
- 24X CD-ROM, 24X CD-R, 24X CD-RW, 8X DVD-ROM, 8X DVD-R, 8X DVD+R, 6X
DVD-ROM DL (double-layer), 6X DVD-R DL (double-layer), 6X DVD+R DL
(double-layer), 6X DVD-RW, 6X DVD+RW, 5X DVD-RAM
-Write - 24X CD-R,
10X CD-RW, 8X DVD-R, 8X DVD+R, 4X DVD-R DL (double-layer), 4X DVD+R DL
(double-layer), 6X DVD-RW, 8X DVD+RW, 5X DVD-RAM
5-in-1 card reader for optional MultiMediaCard™, Secure Digital card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO™ or xD-Picture Card™
Surely to load XP is a DownGrade. As this notebook is dual core, I would run Vista 64 or better still Windows 7 64.
If you wish to persist with an old system, you require SP3 for XP.That may be available from a software store but is no longer supported by Windows.
for drivers that you will require to have support from Acer.
Hope that clarifies your situation.