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I downgrade my vista to xp

Hi there.i downgrade my vista to xp and ever since then i was unable to get my vga and sound to order.i haf the insallation cd and everother thing work execpt the two,sound sometime freez my laptop for 5sec.toshiba satellit a135-s2386.thnx

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  • sendmail2muk May 07, 2009

    i have already updated my Vista into XP but after formatting the system once again i am not able to install VGA for XP.

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First try downloading the latest graphics and sound drivers for windows xp for your hardware.  They should be available from Toshiba's website look for a support section.

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make sure before you format
you write down your drivers in device manager for
AUDIO
DISPLAY
WEBCAM
NETWORK
If you can save any programs to disk or flash/memory drive
winxp cd in drive restart hit F7 a box will appear choose option to
cd cd/dvd then enter
should pick up cd you may have to restart a couple times.
( Not all systems can be downgraded ) and remember you can't use your vista product key for xp

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Hi Bienana,

Steps must be taken in advance. Laptops are different from desktops. They have proprietary drivers that need to be available for boot or bad things happen. For example the CD-ROM won't be there any more. Then how will you load anything?

What you will have is a plastic rectangle that keeps asking for an operating system you can't install.

First, create a boot disk.
Second, create another boot disk.
Test them both. Make sure the CD works.

Now for some alternatives to formatting your hard drive.

Click here for a site thats offering Windows XP recovery CD's to those Vista owners that want XP. The offer is good through July 31, 2009.

Click here For the Toshiba site specifically for downgrading Vista to XP. It's a source for the drivers that inevitably don't get copied, what rights you have for which version and so on.

Both sites will give you some important insight before you take the plunge.

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(Note: There is a way to have both Vista and XP in a dual boot configuration, but that's an option for more advanced users. See Dual Booting Vista and XP for more info on that.)
Before you begin the XP installation, make sure that the necessary XP hardware drivers are available, or included on the XP disk provided by your PC vendor. If in doubt, check the vendor's website or poke around with your favorite search engine to see if others have attempted the XP install on the same hardware. You may be able to install XP without all the needed drivers, but some hardware may not work afterwards.
Also, make sure that you have a genuine Windows XP CD before you begin the downgrade. Be sure to read the section earlier in this article to see if you qualify for a low/no cost XP recovery disk from your PC vendor. If not, perhaps you have an XP disc that came with another computer. If you've upgraded an existing computer from XP to Vista, the best choice would be the XP install/recovery disc that came with that computer. One some PC's the vendor doesn't ship a CD, but the recovery CD can be created from disk images on the hard drive. If all else fails, you can always buy a copy of Windows XP on Ebay. Just be sure it's a legal, licensed copy.
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  • Install Windows XP normally, providing either the product key that came with the disk, or the one you got from Microsoft customer support. If the installer warns you that another copy of Windows is already installed, don't worry. Remember, this install will wipe out your existing Vista installation.
  • Activate your copy of Windows XP when it prompts you to do so. If you run into the "already activated" problem, you can use the option to activate by phone.
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