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Thread: Downsides to installing Windows XP x86 replacing Vista x64?

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    Night0wl's Avatar GoaHead BT Rep: +6BT Rep +6
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    Is there any? as in trouble finding the right drivers etc.

    Pretty much I'm sitting here with a friends computer and Vista is giving him hell. DVD drive keeps getting "lost", trouble connecting/staying connected to the Internet amongst other things.

    The PC is 7 months old, so it came with Vista preinstalled. It's a Fujitsu Siemens AMILO Pa. 2510 if that helps any.

    Any info or advice is welcome.
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    Sometimes you have trouble finding XP drivers for laptops .

    Link : http://www.filefactory.com/file/e3d4...32_drivers_rar


    Info here : http://www.amilo-forum.com/topic,146...-download.html

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    Thanks. I better start checking what available then. Not so good if I screw up the PC more than it already is.
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    Have you tried a repair- or even a full reinstall- of Vista yet?
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    A full reformat and reinstall a few months ago. Problems are even worse now then they were back then. I could maybe understand if he used it a lot and tried out many programs on it, but he hardly uses it, apart from playing music/movies and going on the Internet.

    A computer that needs a reinstall every few months, seriously needs a better operating system IMO.
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    I installed XP on my vista laptop. I found all the drivers I needed on http://driverpacks.net except for the modem drivers.

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