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ACER Aspire 5720

I have ACER aspire 5720 with Windows VISTA, I like to instal XP on it. Where can I find drivers for XP.

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  • Eirikg Nov 27, 2007

    I have just installed xp. And i have downloaded the drivers on acer pan-am site. But most of the drivers doesn`t work. where can i find drivers that works?

  • Db04bpv Dec 04, 2007

    I have an Acer Aspire 5720z, i installed Win XP Home Edition, but i didn't find drivers for SATA. When i try to change in AHCI mode in Bios, the screen became blue, and the computer restart. I have the drivers for floppy, but how can i use them without a floppy disk ?

  • elbi Dec 11, 2007

    Yes i have a same problem

  • saeid1979d Dec 11, 2007

    hi i have an Aspire 5720 with windows vista, considering that windows vista is not compatible with virgin internet so i had to change the windows to XP but now i have problem with the drivers as they have been made to work on windows vista not XP.

  • Anonymous Dec 11, 2007

    does anyone know what the sata driver for xp is called, I don't even know who manufactured the HD (acer, WD, etc..??)

  • aacos2 Dec 12, 2007

    I have the same problem with my aspire 5720, i got all the drivers but when i search for them and point to the right location is sais there are no driversa there.

    Do i need Service Pack 2?

  • Anonymous Dec 18, 2007

    I have ACER aspire 5720 with Windows VISTA, I like to instal XP on it. Where can I find drivers for XP. (free of charge if posible)

  • Anonymous Dec 20, 2007

    Hi All,

    I've followed the steps exactlly as mentioned in the link and after repairing the Vista system, it was supposed to restart in Vista, it didn't and it kept restarting in XP, so I tried to change the setup of the system to SATA again which made the XP crashes. Beside all the drivers that are mentioned in the other link don't work at all.

    Please if any body reached to the real solution to this problem just tell us how and we'll follow.

    Thanks and waiting for a serious fix.

  • equilibrum Feb 18, 2008

    i whant to install xp ,because i don`t like how vista workes.where do i find drivers for my laptop for xp

  • Anonymous Mar 09, 2008

    OKay People!!!
    I Have the Same problem.. BuTTTT I can split the problem into TWO:

    1st-SATA drivers needed for Windows XP Setup in the first place -
    solution to that - making a 1.44 floppy drivers and pressing F6 throughout the installation of xp - Where to find the SATA you ask? in any Acer's support website... (or you can google "acer aspire 5720 Sata drivers)

    2nd-finding truly compatable Device drivers after installing xp -
    solution - now you can use acer panam support website like my freinds wrote earlier...
    it's working!

  • Milad Roshani Mar 21, 2008

    plaese help me

    i have ACER aspire 5720 , win vista is on notebook but i need win XP .

    whate install win xp on my notebook .

  • kyzkiz Apr 19, 2008

    I have acer aspire 5720G with windows Vista and i hate that. Where i can find drivers for windows XP?

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  • Anonymous Jul 25, 2008

    installed windows xp

    search at google for drivers

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  • Anonymous Sep 07, 2008

    I need an assistance of getting a direct solution to securing/downloading Windows Xp compatible drivers and utilities for Acer Aspire 5720z.

    Pls help in this regard

  • uiraglub Dec 04, 2008

    i had vista on my notebook acer aspire 5720 and now i have istalled xp and i can t find the device drivers for xp

  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2008

    need windows Xp drivers for Aspire 5720 ICL 50

  • almousa85 Jan 02, 2009

    Dear alek

    where did u find the drivers of acer aspire 5720 ...Windows XP. monitor and wireless drivers.

  • Anonymous Feb 02, 2009

    any one can inform where can i find the drivers of acer aspire 5715z

  • gerel Feb 20, 2009

    Please advise, where I can find Win XP for aspire 5720 notebook.

  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2009

    hi, I have acer aspire 5720z, and when i downgraded to XPand install all of the drivers the laptop become very hot, I'm not sure where is the problem but when turn back to vista the problem disappear

  • baski32 Feb 21, 2009

    i have a acer travelmate 5720 model laptop - windows xp driver i needed

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  • htainlinn Mar 04, 2009

    I bought an Acer Aspire 5920 with Windows Vista preinstalled.

    I want to install Windows XP Professional SP2 but I can't !!!

    I insert the Windows XP CD to install Windows and the Setup program says that "Windows did not find a hard disk"

  • irinetani May 06, 2009

    i hav installed xp on my laptop, but nt gettin drivers 4 it....4m where can i get the drivers?????

  • huutri May 11, 2010

    They are asking for username and password when I try to go in to the acerpanam link.



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Hi All,

We are a workshop in Spain & I have had several problems with "Down grading" to XP. There is essentially one problem which causes an issue with the XP installation & that is if the the BIOS has a "Fixed" sata configuration. By that I mean you cannot change it to some sort of IDE or P-ATA (Symantics). Our current problems are with an Acer 5720 & an HP Pavilion DV9700. The Acer solution is exactly as "kraken3000" had mentioned before:
1. On POST (Powerup). enter BIOS by pressing F2
2. Tab along to the second option "Main"
3. Goto last option "SATA mode" & press enter.
4. From the small selection display select "IDE mode"
5. Save & exit the BIOS. This will then set the SATA mode for XP to be recognise.

DONOT set this back to SATA Mode after you install the XP as it will NOT boot. This setting must be kept untill you "Upgrade" (If ever) to Vista. The HP is another story...

Visit the Acer Panam site & download & install the XP drivers & your good to go...

I hope that this was of help...& good luck folks

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Hi Guys.

Just try this >>

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Install a windows xp sp2 sata integrated cd.

i just intergrated sata on my xp cd and it worked totally fine

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I have ACER aspire 5720 with Windows VISTA, I like to instal XP on it. Where can I find drivers for XP.

Posted on Oct 29, 2008

Hey guys!

Im running 5720z with MS XP PRO SP1. I have problems with the sound, but I think I've downloaded wrong HD audio driver. All other drivers I got by searching on google, with keywords as: 5720z xp drivers. The panam site is a good one. I must warn you guys; u cant have both vista(original OS) and XP on the 5720. Did not work for me. Can only run xp, but I think its because I installed XP on a "fake" partion. If u want both OS' working, you probably need 2 hard drives, one for each operating system.

I ensure you, XP on 5720 is liek heaven. My laptop is now much faster, and xp is more easier than vista.

Good luck :)

Posted on Oct 14, 2008

Where can i download the sata driver???

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Posted on Apr 27, 2008

Check this pdf to download, it's Aspire 5720 Drivers Vista and XP

Posted on Nov 29, 2007

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I have the answer
i'm sorry i don't speak english, but I hope that you understand me, to reconocer the hard disk serial ata, only enter to the BIOS, and change the option SHD or something to IDE, then you can intall windows XP without driver if you have a dude this is my mail

Posted on Jan 19, 2008

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The XP Drivers are on Acer PanAm website:

If you do a clean XP install from formatted hard drive, a standard XP install disk will not recognize the controller: you also need SATA drivers for F6 install from Intel download site.

Apart from that, all is straightforward: the proof is that I am writing this on an Aspire 5720 running XP! Good Luck.

Posted on Nov 25, 2007

  • jakey_too Nov 28, 2007


    What drivers do not work?

    The only problem I had was with the webcam drivers: there are several on the Acer PanAm site but I did not use any of them; I ended up using generic Microsoft driver instead.

    You can get the chipset drivers and SATA drivers for F6 Windows XP install from the Intel download site.

    Although I did not need to on the Aspire 5720, I also use driver detective from You can identify what drivers you have and what you need also source any missing ones..

    Good Luck...


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I have the same problem as posted by Alek986 on november 23, 2007

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Not at all

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