My client ask me to reformat his laptop with windows xp, he bought it in other country with vista OS. ive done installing all drivers except wireless but i had downloaded all the necessary drivers on their support website. only the wlan driver, "atheros".. i tried also installing acer atheros wireless, but cant help.. can anyone help me install it?
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Well... this is common on newer laptops. It is due to the fact your HDD is SATA (Serial ATA) and Windows XP CD does not have the drivers needed to recognize it. The solution I use is a bit High Tech: to remaster your Windows XP CD including the drivers needed. Or, just settle to live with Vista until January, when Windows 7 will be available to the public. If you are not faint of heart, google this: nLite; with this program you can remaster your XP CD. (You need a working PC with CD-RW to actually do the job).
There are a lot of things that do not work on Vista that do work on XP. For that reason some of my client's have asked me to re-install XP so they would not have to upgrade their hardware and software programs. You could have the same problem.
CAN'T GET THE DRIVERS? HAVE YOU GONE TO THE MICROSOFT WEBSITE? IF YOUR COMPUTER IS WORKING YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO SEARCH FOR DRIVER UPDATES ONLINE. THERE ARE QUITE A FEW PROGRAMS OUT THAT WILL SCAN YOUR SYSTEM AND DETECT THE DRIVERS YOU NEED AND POINT YOU TO THE SOURCE. TRY PC WORLD AND CNET FOR STARTS. OR GOOGLE DRIVER UPDATES. I'VE USED ALL THESE BEFORE WITH LUCK.
Well of course I do have to tell ya that downgrading from the original operating system which is Vista OS on your computer will cause alot of issues, Usually you will need to go to each and every manufactors website for each product and locate the driver yourself because every Computer Manufactor company will tell you that you should keep the windows operating system that came with the computer or they will not provide you any drivers, and they mean it, I tried downgrading from Vista OS to XP and had no drivers ... I would try going to the Wi-Fi adapter/card manufactors website and try to locate a driver. That is your bests bet Toshiba is not going to help any...especially if warrant is out of date...Let me know how it goes!