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XP Drivers for Sony Vaio VGN-fw230j/b

I Hate Windows Vista!!! Need desperately to reformat and install Windows XP, but can`t find the drivers... Help, anybody!?!?

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  • rodvertising Feb 25, 2009

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    Hi RescueTechLA, thanks for your help... I think I will have to wait for Windows 7 and hope it is better than Hasta la Vista!!!

  • rodvertising Feb 26, 2009

    I like XP cause it is stable and compatible with the rest of my equipment and software... but thanks again for your suggestions...

  • ernestk Mar 14, 2009

    I have the same laptop and I have been trying to install XP on it but i can find the correct driver for it. Any help will help

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2009

    i dont have the driver

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    how to format song vaio nr160e and i want to install windows xp..

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It's probably not supported Sony.

You can try and downgrade but you might lose some functionality. I downgraded my Vista Gateway laptop to XP but had to spend a lot of time tracking down drivers that would work correctly.

You won't be able to just pop in an XP cd and install. You'll have to jump through a few hoops.

Here's the biggest hoop and guide here:

http://maxeasyguide.blogspot.com/2008/04/preparations-for-winxp-installation-cd.html

Since you have a newer laptop your hard drive uses sata drivers which the XP cd doesn't have built-in.

Let me know if you get stuck or have anymore questions.

Posted on Feb 24, 2009

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    RescueTechLA Feb 25, 2009

    Yeah that's probably a good idea. I used to really hate Vista but with the right computer and a BUNCH of stuff turned off, it's really not that bad.

    You should give Ubuntu a shot. I switched over from XP to it because my laptop wasn't supported either. I really, REALLY like it.



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