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Vista back to XP

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I bought a SONY VAIO Notebook with Vista Home Premium preinstalled. I want to trough out this OS and I want to put a XP OS, but I can`t finds drivers for my notebook… What can I do?

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Sorry to say it but not a lot. Sony might or might not have xp drivers on there web site. you are most likely stuck with vista. you could try to look up the drivers individually from each device manufacture but that might not work for all of them plus its a pain in the neck. i don't see why everyone dislikes vista so much. while its not my most favorite OS ever it is better than people give it credit for. i say just live with vista for a while before you decide to through it out. and if you do through it out why note through on a Linux distro.

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