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Downgrade to XP Pro

I just purchased a Toshiba Laptop from BestBuy online and its on its way and already loaded w/Vista. I've read that most retailers will provide an XP Pro reinstall disc upon request. However I understand that these reinstall discs don't come w/drivers. Instead of me trying to download all the appropriate drivers and what not, can I just bring the laptop into my nearest Best Buy and have someone there load it w/XP and all the appropriate drivers? If I cannot do that, how do I acquire the necessary reinstall disc?

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Use google to find driver magician with it, u can bacup yr drivers aftr which u can reinstall them.e dis helps
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Windows xp drivers for toshiba l505-s5990


Take some time to polish-up your resume', since any company that is telling you to "downgrade" is a Neanderthalic place to work, especially if they cannot supply you with the "correct" (in their limited vision) tools (namely a laptop running XP) to enable you to work for them.


Some computers have "designed for Vista" or "designed for Windows 7" decals. This means that the manufacturer will not create device-drivers for the hardware inside the computer for the "older" versions of Windows.

So, you may need to purchase an external USB WI-FI adapter,
which will be sold with a CD-ROM that has device-drivers for Windows XP, and install the drivers, then connect the USB device.

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may be not comaptible with Vista ???
check the software carton if Vista is listed as suported OS.
pls let me know the actual msg u get when u try to install...

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DOWNGRADING INSTRUCTIONS OF TOSHIBA L310 SATELLITE


The process is the same as you would install XP on a clean machine.

The problem you might have is you may not have all the proper XP drivers for the hardware on your laptop.

You can go to the below link which has a good guide on downgrading from vista to XP (provide you with 3 options as well)

http://ezinearticles.com/?How-to-Downgrade-Your-Laptop-From-Vista-to-XP&id=1214550

Please rate this if it helps.

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Hi Bienana,

Steps must be taken in advance. Laptops are different from desktops. They have proprietary drivers that need to be available for boot or bad things happen. For example the CD-ROM won't be there any more. Then how will you load anything?

What you will have is a plastic rectangle that keeps asking for an operating system you can't install.

First, create a boot disk.
Second, create another boot disk.
Test them both. Make sure the CD works.

Now for some alternatives to formatting your hard drive.

Click here for a site thats offering Windows XP recovery CD's to those Vista owners that want XP. The offer is good through July 31, 2009.

Click here For the Toshiba site specifically for downgrading Vista to XP. It's a source for the drivers that inevitably don't get copied, what rights you have for which version and so on.

Both sites will give you some important insight before you take the plunge.

Mike

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what is the error message that you're getting.. usually windows vista will not downgrade your operating system to windows xp. You may need to remove vista before you can load xp.
make sure to save a back up of all of your important files before you do that.

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Xp Drivers needed for Satellite U400-138 to downgrade from Vista Home premium


Yes you can downgrade it to windows xp. go to toshiba website www.toshiba.com and from there you can download the drivers for Windows XP. befor installing Windows XP please download the Network driver and save it on a CD or any other driver. Then install Windows XP. Install the network drivers, connect to the internet and install the other drivers required.

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generally manufacture dont support downgrade, before downgrading please check for drivers for xp in manufacture website

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Toshiba A135-S4527 downgrade to XP


Let's start by not calling it a downgrade, Vista hasn't proven itself to be an upgrade yet.

I have litterally done hundreds of Vista to XP swaps at my shop. Don't be affraid to do an XP reload, manufacturers have realized the mistake of not offering XP drivers for thier hardware and now have them on thier site. Out of the machines I've reloaded with XP, I've only run into a couple of Acers that I had to break down to get the info from a video or sound card. You shouldn't have any problem loading it yourself.

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there is a chance that your onboard audio was made after xp days, and there has never been an xp driver released, but you'd figgure the audio output would be disabled as well. You may want to purchase a usb audio device which has a microphone input, musical instrument stores usually carry a wide selection of usb audio input devices, if you cannot find a suitable device at a retail electronics store.

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