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    Sony Vaio XP drivers

    I have installed XP Pro onto a Sony Vaio AR51M, which was supplied with Vista.
    Any idea where I can get the XP drivers, as Sony only provide Vista drivers to download.

    I am looking for: Network, Audio, Video.

    Thanks

    Jim

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    Audio driver's allegedly avaliable here: http://club.vaio.sony.co.uk/clubvaio...ffset=0#236778

    Also allegedly these are the video drivers:
    http://www.laptopvideo2go.com/forum/...howtopic=17320

    You could also use CPU-z to work out what the drivers are then find them on driverguide or similar.

    Reference: http://club.vaio.sony.co.uk/clubvaio...9761&offset=20

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    Take note of what they are in the device manager and go straight to the manufacturers.

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    As a fellow Vaio "you will use Vista!" sufferer I can also suggest looking for any info on laptops that are the same spec (motherboard, etc..) as your own in the range and trying their drivers..

    I managed this with the VGN-N31M by grabbing the N11 version but even the utils were touch and go so I've lost some fn functionality on the util side...

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    I also own an AR51M that I was in the process of being XP'd. PM me your email if you'd like and I'll send you the drivers I have (they are pretty large so check your email can handle them)

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    When we went XP, my Win 2K laptop needed drivers. After lots of searching I finally found a contact at Sony. Who basically said " Off. It was supplied with 2K, that's all we'll support. Don't let the door hit you on the way out" I'll not be buying a Vaio again.

    Good luck in your quest, you'll probably need it!

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