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I have replaced Vista with Windows Xp Professional in an Acer Aspire 5100. Everything went fine except that I can't install the chipset driver for video and the smbus driver. I have downloaded the drivers from Acer's website but still can't install the video drivers. During the setup it halts with an error stating that the folder name or the file name is longer than 80 characters. Hoping I get assistance.

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Vista has a known limitation of 50 characters for a path/filename in its 4th iteration. Place the installation files on the root of your hard drive (ie: c:\install), not your desktop or my documents... (if you need help with copy/paste and/or directory creation, please ask)
I am assuming you did not re-format the hard drive when installing XP.

I will research this further, let me know if starting with a smaller path helps...

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