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Ive change my os from vista to windows 7 i need a driver to install to my computer my disc driver install only xp and vista

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What manufacturer of computer?
What model of computer?

Have you accessed the manufacturer's web-site, e.g., http://support.dell.com or http://support.hp.com
and done a search for your model-number?
The manufacturers have put the Windows 7 device-drivers onto their web-site.

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Changing OS from windows vista to xp


You can install xp on a vista laptop, you will need an xp install cd and you will need to backup your data (it will be erased in the downgrade process). As for the drivers, go to your laptops manufactures site. They will have a support section for your laptop model where you can see if there are drivers for xp. If you have the hardware that will support windows 7, I would go with that. Xp is slow and no longer supported by Microsoft as of April 2014, which poses a security risk. Windows 7 will be supported for a while and is faster and more stable than xp or vista.

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No, you won't get the OS to automatically install on the new drive. The OS is not stored in the BIOS chip (or a similar permanent location inside the computer). You will need an OS install disc (not an upgrade disc). Windows Vista Home Premium or Basic was the original OS on most of the Acer Aspire 4530 series. Acer appears to have drivers for the system for XP through Windows 7 to get the hardware to work. You will need to have these most of these ready before you install your OS. Put them on a flash drive or optical disc using another computer.

This computer may work with Unix as well. However, driver issues may be a factor. You can try most versions of Unix from a CD (LiveCD) to test it out.

When you get a new hard drive, install it into the laptop. Then put the OS disk in the optical drive bay. Boot to the optical drive. Follow the directions for formatting the hard drive and installing the OS. (Of course you will need a drive that doesn't have a higher capacity than the BIOS supports.) The motherboard needs to recognize the drive.

If you find a member of a Windows User Group, they may have Windows install discs available. The license number on the label of your computer will probably work as your license key. (The key for a computer like this is locked to the CPU and motherboard; unless someone upgraded the OS to Windows 7 or downgraded to XP, this should be the key you need.) Use the information on the label to obtain the correct version of Vista (the Basic install disc may not work for installing Home Premium). You also need to match the 32-bit or 64-bit install disc (and the service pack you need).

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(An Acer recovery disc wouldn't help you. Most of those are completely locked to the original hardware (including hard drive) and look for the recovery partition that was on that hard drive.)

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I down graded from vista to xp cant install drivers


Hello,

As for your problem Toshiba is not did not bother creating a Windows XP compatible drivers for the Model L500-018 as it is their high end Notebook for the year 2007 and discontinued it on 2009. what you can is to upgrade from Windows Vista Home to Vista Premium for more functionality and XP compatibility or upgrade to much better Windows 7 as the Vista drivers are accepted by windows 7 OS.

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Can I scrub driver, get rid of vista and install my favorite which is XP home


One problem with downgrading operating systems is the risk of components not having drivers for the new os.
You might be able to check online to see if XP will run the drivers for your machine before trying it.

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Can windows XP be install on HP Pavilion dv7-1132nr with Vista OS


Yes, You can dual boot Windows XP and Vista but you'll be having problem finding drivers if you install Windows XP on this computer since Windows XP supported drivers aren't available on Hp download page. HP has only Windows Vista and Windows 7 drivers for this System.
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Hi! im using windows 7 starter, can i used vista as my new os?


ye you can, it mean you must downgrade your pc, use vista cd to install it, but you may lost your data at drive C: you must back up your drive c: data before install vista

i hope this helpful
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Hello.. ive had this computer with vista as its operating system, because im not used using vista ive reformat it to windows xp pro but after formatting screen goes blank.. what could be the problem?? the...


There likely may be no XP Drivers for this model. If thats the case your choices are Vista or Windows 7 (Windows 7 Only if the system is capable)


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