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Vista formatedto xp home

I formatted vista xp home now i have no wireless

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  • nutz32 May 24, 2008

    i downgrade my acer 4315 to xp then my audio doesnt work, can anyone help me please i need to downgrade coz some of my applications are not running on Vista

  • sexyspoons Sep 15, 2008

    I did the same only with XP pro. Is there some kind of software the wireless card needs to function or something?

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You need to downgrade to xp pro, not xp home..all sorts of problems with that downgrade..

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