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    Exclamation Vista and Acer...?

    Hi all,

    I have the challenge of putting an Acer Travelmate 4200 Series back to XP professional . I am usually a Dell or HP man; however someone has it in for me!

    I am tempted just to backup all the data and wipe the machine and out XP pro on, however, I cannot find 'ALL' the drivers on the net, however there seems to be a folder on the C drive called 'DRV' with a few in, Iím hoping these are compatible with XP and vista.

    However, are there any known issues with put XP on an Acer machine? I know there can be a few issues with HP with there pre-configured sectors etc.

    At the minute, I am tempted to put another HDD in the laptop, install XP and the drivers I have found so far and see what fails. If all is well, do it for real on the original HDD.

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    I'll guess its a Travelmate 4200? If so, we've put them back to XP Pro from Vista no problem.

    Look here for the drivers.

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    I had to downgrade 32 of these to XP when we bought them for use with a Laptop trolly. The drivers are there for XP, but you need to go to the USA Acer site.

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    Why didn't you just buy them with XP on them in the first place?

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    more expensive to get xp these days

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