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Replacing Vista w/XP Media Ed. - No drivers for Modem, Audio, PCI Bus

Unfortunately I did not read this before I installed XP - I wiped the hard drive clean and repartitioned with same format installing XP in first partition.  XP loads fine but does not recognize the modem, no audio, no lan, no pci bus control - missing drivers.  I downloaded all available XP drivers for the 3680 on Acer site to at least get modem working - nothing works.  Help?

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Ok. First, tell me, how did you  install WinXP? i mean, did you change in bios something? Second, what drivers did you download? 

Posted on Feb 20, 2009

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If you dont know how to fiddle then dont! People (who have done it) have just explaine dit.. if you dont understand basic dirver installation.. dont play around. I had same problem with acer aspire 6920g but just loaded every XP driver I could find (after looking for afew days, found them scattered all over web) onto an XP disc using nLite.

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I don't know what Acer was thought before releasing this product to the market, In business you have to think of your consumers first and above anything.
People are used to XP and FORCING vista on them is kinda ODD.
There is a link where you can get all the drivers folk :) check it out and download only drivers meant for XP.
Some doesn't work but make use of the working one.
The steps are very simple and straight forward, above all you don't have to pay a cent.
1) Log on:
2) Download relevant softwares
3) Unzip the Zipped file by clicking on it
4) Locate the executable file(Any file with the extention '.exe' )
5) Run it
6) You are done :)

This only apply if you have already downgraded to win xp.
Remember to burn the software on a disk fir future purposes.

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Wow i feel smart :)
now note how i did this with professional, not media center edition

i have successfully downgraded my aspire 3680 to xp professional edition, and i am very happy with the performance. acer DOES support xp and all the drivers you need ARE available on before i did anything, i downloaded all these drivers that are for xp. (you do not need the vista drivers) i burned these .zip files to a disc. now restart your computer. when the white ACER screen comes on when it first turns on, hit F2 to enter the setup menu. go to the boot section, and put your CD-ROM drive up to number one. save these changes and let it restart. now, insert your install cd. close the screen that asks you what you want to do and restart your computer again. now when the computer starts, it will say "press any key to boot from cd...", hit any key. now it will ask you what partition to install it on (hit the c drive as its the primary drive) and format it in the NTFS file system. (a quick format works fine.) let xp install and it will restart. when it asks to boot from cd again, do NOT hit anything, just let it start. xp will boot up. now, put in the cd with the drivers, and unzip and install them. (some of mine had errors, but these drivers are not necessary.) restart to finish the installation and everything will work right.

now i did have to do a little trick in order for my broadcom 802.11g to work right. in the taskbar by the time, there is a tower icon. open this program (called Broadcom Wireless Utility) and uncheck the box "Let this tool manage your wireless networks.) you will immediately receive signal (if you have a router or wi-fi) and will allow you to connect.

if you have any problems doing this you can e-mail me
or i have aol instant messenger

Posted on May 09, 2008

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Doesnt work. Contacted ACER and they DONT support XP, and the drivers havent/wont be created. Blahhhhhhhhhh

Posted on Feb 14, 2008

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I have a ACER Aspire 3680 with Windows Vista Home Basic, comming with only 512 MB of RAM it lagged alot. I upgraded to 2 GB and now I love it. If you like Vista's features and layout overall just upgrade your RAM instead of doing a whole downgrade to Windows XP. Worked for me!

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