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I have a lenovo 9704 - A36 PC with Vista preinstalled. It came with only 2 disks (XP Conversion Kit). Tried to downgrade vista to XP and that didnt go well. Ive now installed XP Pro (cracked) and am looking for device drivers - Ethernet controller, PCI device, SM Bus controller, Video Controller. please help. thanks.

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I was able to find the site for Lenovo and discovered this model of PC. Here is the link to the XP Driver Downloads page. It doesn't appear to be well organized but there are Audio, Ethernet, Video, and Chipset drivers, to name a few.

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/product.do?subcategoryind=0&familyind=409099&brandind=11&doccategoryind=0&modelind=420963&doctypeind=9&validate=true&partnumberind=0&sitestyle=lenovo&template=%2Fproductpage%2Flandingpages%2FproductPageLandingPage.vm&operatingsystemind=121210&machineind=409150

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Well, for your drivers, you can go here: www.lenovo.com. Then you can get your drivers for xp there.

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    You can download it here:

    http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.w...

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