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I downgraded my Toshiba P205 laptop from Vista to XP PRO

I downgraded my Toshiba Satellite P205 17" Notebook PC from Vista to XP PRO and I am missing many drivers. I do not have a restore disc and just want to restore it back to manufactures settings. Can anyone help me/guide me on how to either find the drivers for XP PRO or reinstall Vista? I went to Toshibas web site and could not find the drivers. I called Toshibas tech support/ Customer NO SERVICE and all I got was transferred from one department to another in a circle right back to the department that received my call to begin with. So Toshibas Customer “NO SERVICE” was no help. I am sure there is someone out there that can help???

Thank you & Happy New Year to all!

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Since you do not have the original restore CD more than likely you're missing the hardware drivers specific to the Satellite P205.

Have you tried:

http://www.driveragent.com/?gclid=CM2d2ora55cCFQ0xawod_m-0Dg&PHPSESSID=mim

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Haloo, I recently downgraded my Toshiba satllite P205-s7476 to windows xp. The major problem am having is finding the drivers fir it,i would really appreciate if someone would lead me to the right website.


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The process is the same as you would install XP on a clean machine.

The problem you might have is you may not have all the proper XP drivers for the hardware on your laptop.

You can go to the below link which has a good guide on downgrading from vista to XP (provide you with 3 options as well)

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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.

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I am thinking that he just provided a set of drivers for this Laptop...

He simply put it there and said nothing...

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