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Re: disc of ACER 5520-5908
You might be able to contact Acer and request them to send you the XP version restore disks. But, just so you know, this might be very difficult, because XP has become obsolete and is no longer for sale. You can also try to borrow or find an XP OS disk, or take your computer to either a friend that you know that could do this, or to a computer repair place such as Best Buy. But, first of all, you have to make sure that all of your computer's hardware is compatible with XP, because computer are now being sold with Vista Only option. You really can find out about your computer's OS options by contacting your pc manufacturer.
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Probably not. If the computer was built for Vista, there is a good chance that there are no drivers for XP. I suggest you upgrade to Win 7. Very soon, XP will be an end-of-life product. OMHO, you are wasting your time going to XP.
It is Better do this : Instead of Updating the drivers, roll back the driver first and unintall the Hardware Totally from your system through the device manager. Next, restart your system, and then it prompts for 'New Hardware Found', use the Finger Printer Driver That you have, to re-install it afresh, if you dont have you can download it from here : http://www.getpcmemory.com/drivers/download-acer-aspire-5738-5738g-5738z-notebook-windows-xp-drivers/
After that, restart your system again. It should work like that now.
You need to format the drive so back up all docs etc that you want to keep and then boot from the install disc (make sure it's an install disc NOT an upgrade) then you will see an option to format and partition the drive. The problem is that Vista is an upgrade from xp, and it won't allow you to downgrade.
Dear the drivers which u have for vista for eg LAN / SOUND/ CHIPSET they all are common for any operating system ur load...............so don't take tension install xp & load the drivers.........................Sameeraryan
You should first try acer's site, assuming that they actually created the drivers. I tried once to do the same but some of the hardware's drivers proved to be useless... It is best if you find the drivers at the acer site, as it is much more reliable than other places in the net...
thank for the responce
if you can risk loosing all the data
then you could go ahead with reinstalling the Operating system
if you have a windows xp installation disc you should go with that.
but after that you might have to find the drivers for your laptop
from the internet
if you need any help finding those you could always contact me
windows vista might have all the drivers for the laptop preinstalled (that is just my guess as i have see this quite a few times)
after you install vista
but for that you will have to purchase a windows vista installation disc