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Download from vista to xp i have acer aspire 5100 laptop

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You would need to back up your documents, pictures ect.
Format (a secure wipe would be best) your hard drive. Make sure it is fornated to NTFS.
Run/Install windows XP (remember you will have to have a licence key since the laptop came with vista)

Download all the drivers for this notebook from: http://www.acerpanam.com/flex/acerdrivers/bin/drivers.html?CFID=2232097&CFTOKEN=61504601
(best to have these on a flash drive)

and then install them.

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Can you downgrade from vista to xp on an acer t180?


Of course you can.
The only concern would be drivers, but all drivers that exist for Vista exist for XP as well. Just go to Acer's download page (link) and download all necessary drivers before you downgrade. (this is especially important for your Chipset and LAN drivers, so you have them handy when you reinstall.

The site is a little it confusing, but after you chose "Desktop -> Aspire -> Aspire T180", you will see a small drop-down menu, where you can choose your operating system and your language.

If you have any more questions, just come back here and leave a comment - I'm happy to help.

Jul 05, 2010 | Acer Aspire™ T180 PC Desktop

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Can you downgrade a acer aspire from vista to xp


You cannot downgrade a vista to xp. You can upgrade to win7. Or you need to format

May 25, 2010 | Acer Aspire™ T180 PC Desktop

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Acer Aspire T180 is missing Video Controller Driver


Find out what type of Nvidia graphics card it is, then goto the nvidia site and download the installer from them. The installer usually supports multiple families/models of cards. But yes, you need to download the installer for Win XP pro.
You can do it manually, or have it automatically scan for the hardware and download the correct driver automatically.

Here's a link to the automatic --> http://www.nvidia.com/Download/Scan.aspx?lang=en-us

May 09, 2010 | Acer Aspire™ T180 PC Desktop

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I downgraded my acer ast180 from vista to xp,ethernet


Go to the Acer website. Click on the support link. Lookup your model # and then download and install the ethernet driver[LAN} for XP. Reboot and you should be all set. hope this helps.

Aug 19, 2009 | Acer Aspire™ T180 PC Desktop

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I reformated my Acer Aspire 5051,now the webcam is not connected!


Go to the Acer WEB site to download the drivers you need, make sure it is Windows XP or Vista version for your particular MODEL laptop.

Use this link :-
http://global.acer.com/support/download.htm

Jun 01, 2009 | Acer Computers & Internet

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Need to change the lcd screen acer aspire 5570z


Here is a tutorial on how to change the LCD on a Aspire 5100,
It is basically the same on Acer laptops.
http://www.insidemylaptop.com/remove-lcd-screen-replace-inverter-board-acer-aspire-5100-laptop/

Copy and paste the complete link into your browser.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

Dec 13, 2008 | Acer Computers & Internet

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Reinstalled windows xp profesional after hd crash. Did not have the original acer aspie 5100 recovery disc to install. Now the cd dvd rom is not recognised by laptop


if you originally had Vista on then the bios is updated from the older XP bios and wont see the drive, check here for bios downloads, or put Vista back on.

If you have a full XP disc you will need to do a full format and installation, do not use somebody elses restore disc as it's not the complete windows that you will need.

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