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It is possible to downgrade my OS vista to XP

I have sony vaio VGN-FZ320E notebook with the OS of vista home premium it is possible to downgrade into windows Xp?

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First and foremost before you do, you need to check to see if drivers are available for your computer for windows xp. Or, if you are more adventurous, find the .inf files that go with your current drivers, find the hardware ID"s in them and then install drivers either directly from manufacturer of component, or download XP drivers from other models with same hardware ID's. It is possible, just make sure you do your research for the drivers first.

A quick search indicates that it has been done, but the HD audio is a bit tricky. Good luck!

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