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I have laptop of Acer ( Aspire 5720 zg ) with vista , and i like to install windos XP so please could you tell me how i can find the drivers for XP of my laptop ..

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This link is to the manufacturers website for your laptop drivers.
http://www.acerpanam.com/synapse/forms/acerdrivers.cfm

This second link is to the file that lists all the drivers and where to download them from.
http://www.acerpanam.com/synapse/forms/AcerDrivers/Aspire%205720Z.pdf?CFID=1452974&CFTOKEN=24871342

The Aspire 5720 ZG is not available on the list .. BUT..... you can probably use the 5720Z drivers..
You must uninstall Vista and do a new installation of everything to downgrade to XP.

Best wishes

www.techvisitor.com

Posted on Oct 31, 2008

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