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I wiped vista off my laptap and downloaded xp home. Now i can't get on the internet and i can't figure out which drivers i need. I went to acer's website but thier website won't let me download the drivers

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  • ripplingpipe Nov 07, 2008

    fomatted is wiped off

  • ripplingpipe Nov 07, 2008

    model # LXTH30Y07271700C1D2500 acer travelmate 2480

  • ripplingpipe Nov 07, 2008

    I finally got the drivers to download and i put them on a disc and installed them in the acer laptop but they are still not the drivers for the internet adapters or wlan or ethernet because under device manager i still can't get the devices to work. They have the ? mark beside them. I do believe that they will only run with vista

  • ripplingpipe Nov 07, 2008

    The xp copy is a true copy from microsoft but it does not have the drivers that support the hardware.

    I am just about to give up I think it's something that acer put together with MS

  • Conor Campbell
    Conor Campbell May 11, 2010

    Could you please state model number of the laptop.
    Thank you



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Congratulations on a wise and bold move. I would do that myself if I had not the duty to serve those who haven't the courage, wherewithall or audacity to rebel against Microsoft. campus' query is a step towards resolution as Acer has many models but what do you mean they won't let you download? Usually there are two options: to 'Run' or to 'Save'. You should be able to boot from an XP cd. It is not clear what you mean by 'downloaded'  XP Home -you can't do that unless you mean that you have a pirate copy. If you want to load a pirate copy then you have to know way more than you now know. I have seen legal XP cds for sale that are cheap enough to make illicit activity a real waste of your (our) time as your next question will be how to activate after SP2 and on and on...good luck, Steve Medley

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    Stephen Medley Nov 07, 2008

    Often what happens is that the drivers have an executable file that must be run rather than just updating when you see an ! mark. Try the chipset utility from Acer rather than just the network adaptor driver. Acer seems to be the problem here if they haven't supported your laptop. They used to be an American product but have now become just another unsupported Taiwanese used-to-be and hence the adage: 'you get what you pay for'. Sorry, but I detest manufacturing companies whose support ends when you open the box. on your side, Steve Medley



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