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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well actually every thing preinstalled is a bit hard to find, since in the configuration files there is the command hidden next to windows componments, (for windows xp....), **** u can always google for some 3rd party uninstaller that can scan the registery and find every thing, example: clean unistaller, or system explorer...and of corse your primary build in removel tool in controle pannel
do you have both original OS?
if your laptop had XP on factory defaults you migth whanna look for recovery disks. if a friend full formated your harddrive when installing vista, then get a copy of windows XP and put the key of your laptop.
First and foremost before you do, you need to check to see if drivers are available for your computer for windows xp. Or, if you are more adventurous, find the .inf files that go with your current drivers, find the hardware ID"s in them and then install drivers either directly from manufacturer of
component, or download XP drivers from other models with same hardware ID's. It is possible, just make sure you do your research for the drivers first.
A quick search indicates that it has been done, but the HD audio is a bit tricky. Good luck!
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There is no easy answer for this type of question, unfortunately. The best I can do is offer some advice. While installing XP is always possible, and most of the time preferred by the user, not all of the hardware will work every time with every computer. That's just a disclaimer. I think this thread may be useful to you: http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=128804