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Change Vista for XP on laptop


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#1 MSW

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Posted 10 March 2009 - 11:46 AM

Can somebody help me? I bought new laptop Sony Vaio VGN-FW190 but it has Vista. I hate this operation system so I want to uninstall it and install XP. I found drivers for my laptop but I donít know where and how to start. I did a lot with computers long time ago but never have installed operation system with drivers. Please help.
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Posted 10 March 2009 - 01:28 PM

First you'll have to get a copy of XP. Then you'll have to install all the XP drivers (not the Vista one's).
I'd suggest saving any recovery partition that may exist, and any recovery disks that you may have.

First copy all the drivers to a CD so that you'll have them handy when it's time to load them.
Next, determine how you're going to load the SATA drivers if you've got a SATA hard drive (either via floppy, or via slipstreaming them into the installation CD).
Then install XP, pressing F6 at the first screen to load the SATA drivers (it says something to the effect of "Press F6 to load SCSI/RAID drivers")
Once the installation is done, insert the CD with the drivers. Install the drivers in the order recommended in this link: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/blogs/usas...?showentry=1253
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Posted 10 March 2009 - 01:50 PM

Thanks a lot for help. I have drivers directly from Sony website. These should work.

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Posted 10 March 2009 - 08:12 PM

As long as they're XP drivers they should work without any issues.
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