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Thread: Upgrading Vista to XP ! - need to keep drivers !

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    Hi Guys

    I have a friend who was sucked in to buying a new pc with Vista and only 512K of RAM.

    We want to upgrade/downgrade him to XP but as his machine came with no motherboard driver disk I want to know if there is an easy way to copy the drivers off his machine.

    I have been to the manufacturers web site but there are so many files available for download and I would not know what to do with them if i did !

    Regards

    Digby

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    i very much doubt the vista drivers will work with windows xp

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    total agreement with HUNTER ! non-compatibility !
    most important drivers are for the motherboard - others can be trailed from whatever !
    this also is the reason i build my own - you know what your getting to your own specs !

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    how you UPgrade to xp from vista
    you downgrade... you cant do that, even small softwares like KLite codec packs cant downgrade then how can it be possible for an OS.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BawA View Post
    how you UPgrade to xp from vista
    you downgrade... you cant do that, even small softwares like KLite codec packs cant downgrade then how can it be possible for an OS.
    He's talking about a format/install, I imagine.

    Vista drivers won't work with XP. Best bet is to install EVEREST or something similar, then download XP drivers for all the hardware.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BawA View Post
    how you UPgrade to xp from vista
    you downgrade...
    XP >> Vista

    So I guess, digmen1 is right.



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    Quote Originally Posted by fstrulz View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BawA View Post
    how you UPgrade to xp from vista
    you downgrade...
    XP >> Vista

    So I guess, digmen1 is right.


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    It would probably be easier and cheaper in the long run to buy an extra 512MB memory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lynx View Post
    It would probably be easier and cheaper in the long run to buy an extra 512MB memory.

    Ya then format , install XP . It should have most of the drivers but sound drivers may give you grief . Some poster suggested Everest and thats a neat idea , someone with experience .



    Or before you format try a program like Driver Genie or the like . The sound is sooo easy to find I would n't worry about it , a member here would find it easily for you .

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    Thanks guys.

    Upgrading to XP looks to hard so we have decided to get some more RAM.

    But thanks very much for your help.

    Regards

    Digby

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