can't find the correct drivers for xp for laptop, HELP PLS

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Looks like all the important drivers are for Vista only. The only other way to find out if there are drivers for XP is to find out what the components are and see if you can find the right driver from wherever.
 
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yar, that's why i posted here to see if anyone can help me find those :X
 
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not likely to happen. a lot of laptops are manufactured with vista and vista alone in mind nowadays.
 
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Why even downgrade? Vista is generally the better OS *IF* you've got the hardware to back it up, which it seems you do. In the end, with good harware, vista is more stable, secure, easier on the eyes if you like (personally I don't go in for that even though I could) Make sure you're not just jumping on the "LOL Vista" bandwagon. Vista really does work rather well. I've yet to have any problems aside from the fact that some old games won't work. But that's what you have an old comp for.

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Though if you really must have XP, I'd start at laptopvideo2go.com. A lot of the people know a lot about doing **** on laptops. My one stop for nvidia drivers as well. 174.12 FTW/
 
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Looks like all the important drivers are for Vista only. The only other way to find out if there are drivers for XP is to find out what the components are and see if you can find the right driver from wherever.
how would i find out what components are needed? i'm a real noob at these kinds of things :(
 
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You havent formatted or anything yet...right?

Check Vista's hardware manager http://kb.wisc.edu/helpdesk/page.php?id=5183

Btw, is there any specific reason why you wanna goto XP?

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Why even downgrade? Vista is generally the better OS *IF* you've got the hardware to back it up, which it seems you do. In the end, with good harware, vista is more stable, secure, easier on the eyes if you like (personally I don't go in for that even though I could) Make sure you're not just jumping on the "LOL Vista" bandwagon. Vista really does work rather well. I've yet to have any problems aside from the fact that some old games won't work. But that's what you have an old comp for.
I havent really used Vista that much, mostly on my mom's laptop. But the above if for the most part right. If you have the hardware it's alright.

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a lot of laptops are manufactured with vista and vista alone in mind nowadays.
This is also true, you'd be hard-pressed to find any computer that still has support for XP...........officially.Which is why it's a good idea to check if XP is supported before you buy the computer, a lot of people would be oblivious to this, so don't feel bad.
 
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thanks for that link. so i would need to find drivers for all of the above shown, no?

well i personally want to clean my laptop from all the junk ware as well as using as less resources as possible, and i'd like to run some of the old programs i have, since i don't have access to the newer versions, or i doubt there are newer versions. my current laptop is so old that it freezes a bit using only a web browser.
 
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Also, if you really want it, try a dual boot.
 

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