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Want to put XP on computer but need drivers


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#1 Xantalen

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 04:47 AM

So I've been wanting to downgrade my laptop to XP for a while, to do some stuff on it. (Don't worry about the reasons lol) I don't want to run it in a VM, so that's not an option either. Anyway, my issue is that there are no available drivers for XP through my manufacturer. The laptop is an MSI GX740 235-US. I had it installed briefly, but had to stop using it as I couldn't even get the Ethernet or Wireless working. I'd appreciate it if someone could help me get the software I need.

For the networking, all I know is that the ethernet is a Realtek Gigabit thing, and the wireless is a Ralink RT3090.

Thanks for any help :)

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#2 Xantalen

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 07:43 AM

Looks like I won't be able to use XP effectively. My video card, ATI Radeon HD 5870, doesn't have drivers for XP x64 and the 32 bit ones don't work. Damn.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 09:50 AM

Worthwile reading, IMO, for anyone considering using an older Windows O/S on newer systems:

Problems Downgrading Win 7 Systems To Older Versions Of Windows

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Edited by hamluis, 23 January 2012 - 09:51 AM.





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