I have acer aspire m1610, it came with vista insatlled, i wanted to go back to windows xp, i have managed to install everything else (windows xp) except the following, when i go into device manager, there are 3 yellow question marks there, obviousley something is missing, the first one says other devices, the second one says audio device on high definition audio bus, the third says video controller (vga compatable), does this mean i need the drivers for these? if so where would i get them from please, many thanks
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Re: acer aspire pc
Generally change Vista to xp should meet driver lost, you may try to saerch from website,
1) key in your computer name and device name such as Acer Aspire m6110 audio driver or video driver on the google, fine out which to match yours, there some driver look like similar you need test each one see what matched.
2) you may try to use Acer aspire similar PC driver disk, possible to find the useful driver in it if you have some those disks, due to most Acer product use same device chips so the driver can compatible 100%
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Try letting Windows update detect and install the coprocessor driver for you. You may have to perform the Windows update a couple of times before the device is detected.
When you start windows update it will give you a list of software and drivers that are available, you will in the list that there are optional updates available. Check there to see if the coprocessor driver is there and install everything except for the language packs.
do not downgrade, if you don't have WIndows XP software.
you can not dowgrade Vista to Windows XP.
copy all the data from your computer and store it on a DVD or CD.
inssert the WIndows XP, reformat and install, (just following the instruction on screen).
you can upgrade from WIndows XP to Vista, not the other way around.
Well yes you can install windows xp without the FDD. But it will be best to first gather all the XP compatible drivers for your Acer Aspire T650 at this link http://global.acer.com/support/index.htm before beginning to downgrade your operating system, burn all your XP drivers into a Disk backup your personal file. Then you can begin the installation.
My PC is running too slow so i want to format my pc (which is acer Aspire T310) so that it comes back to normal. I want to know everything about it because i havent tried it before. Some questions are:
1.How to format?
2.How to reinstall the windows?
3. How to get MS powerpoint,word etc?
First you want a Windows Xp genuine CD and most of the drivers are built-in in Windows xp, also try to install windows xp with service pack 2 and after installation go the device manager and see how many device required drivers as you can see them with exclamation marks or question marks. go to google and download the device driver run it inside your pc also i recommend before you do got to device manager and indentify all your dirvers like VGA Sound and other devices