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Acer Aspire L320

I have just bought the above computer which has Microsoft Vista installed.
I don't like Vista and would like to wipe it and install Microsoft XP. I can't find drivers for XP for the hardware on this machine and Acer say they only have drivers for Vista, will Vista drivers work with XP.

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  • Lee73 Feb 17, 2008

    The computer I bought is the Acer Aspire L320 and Vista was preinstalled, it doesn't recognise my printer or scanner. I don't want to buy a new printer and scanner that is one of the reasons I want to change back to XP. I have the XP Professional disk.

  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2008

    I bought a aspire l320 computer six month ago, yesterday my computer turned black ,so ring acer support central, the machine answered me and told me that i was number 3 on the que. i hold phone for nearly two and half hour until phone's battery run out.finally i get through after so many times try. the guy told me that he would sent me a message through mobile 5minutes later.he also gave a phone number.but i wait all day no message,i rang the number who gave me.this number didn't exist.

    next day i tried myself. i whipped and installed window xp (beacause ididn't have window vista backup).i coudn't find drive. so i sent emil to acer.but they told me that i have to pay fee(i am under warranty)because i reinstalled window xp.


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PLEASE IF ANYONE REASDS THIS SAVE YOUR TIME!!! go into BIOS and change SATA mode to IDE... XP then recognises disks...
give that person a pat on the back.
all the drivers are avalible on there newer site including the lan drivers.

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Iam looking for a recovery disc for a acer L320 because my son formated both drives i want to put it back to factory settings please help send me a recovery disc

Posted on Mar 03, 2009

  • big ali Mar 05, 2009

    lee73 could u make me a recovery disc for my L320 please if u can let me now


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Plz send to xp theme

Posted on Sep 13, 2008

PLEASE IF ANYONE REASDS THIS SAVE YOUR TIME!!! go into BIOS and change SATA mode to IDE... XP then recognises disks...

But I cant find network driver...any ideas?

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There is a way!
But it requires time and patience as I have found out over the last 6 hours!#

1: buy a usb floppy drive
2: find some sata drivers from the internet it doesnt matter where there from, you will find they are the same files wherever you get them
2b: put them on a floppy disk
3a: plug floppy drive into l320
3b: press f6 when starting the xp install so select additional raid drivers.

Heres the annoying part
Choose the SECOND ACPI driver built for DESKTOPS


This should lead you a bit down the list for this and is straight after a driver built for a mobile (in which theres only one file)

If this fails, do the long thing and go through every one, having to restart countless times.

However after i was about to give up hope, I finally selected the right driver.

PS keep a restore cd of vista as once you do this you wont be able to access your restore partition again without restoring back to preinstalled vista!

Posted on May 08, 2008

Pls reconsider your opinion of Vista!
Lots of problems to change back to XP.
(You should bought XP from beginning but why?)

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Nope..not in the slightest. The only way to do this is to reformat the drive(from vista) and then reinstall xP from a new CD version..

got backup?

Posted on Feb 17, 2008

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    Patrick Michaels Feb 17, 2008

    Sounds like you are on the track you need, Lee73..


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