Downgrading help!

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by aspiree, May 18, 2010.

  1. aspiree

    aspiree MDL Novice

    Aug 25, 2009
    #1 aspiree, May 18, 2010
    Last edited: May 18, 2010
    Can i downgrade my laptop(acer aspire) from Window 7 to Windows XP Professional with SP3 VL or Multi OEM Windows XP Pro with OEMScan? Which is more prefer may i know?
    No need any key for activation from what i see from that thread.
    How do I update my driver from previous window? like wlan, graphic drivers.
    afraid that i could'nt connect to internet after downgrading.

    pardon me for my little knowledge on pc.
    Regards :)
  2. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

    Jun 23, 2007
    I would suggest you try and locate and download the correct drivers beforehand :confused:
    BTW, i would go OEM, but VL with host file modification should work as well
  3. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
    Staff Member

    Nov 30, 2009
    yes u can. Download the XP SP3 vl. After installing it, activate it by this. Then go to the laptop's manufacturer's website and search with the model number of the laptop. Download the drivers for XP ~ thats it........

    Alternatively, open Device Manager and note down the important hardware names. After installing XP, download the XP-compatible drivers directly from the hardware maker's website........ but I suggest u to download the drivers before formatting.
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  4. aspiree

    aspiree MDL Novice

    Aug 25, 2009
    OK Thanks :rolleyes:
    Windows XP Professional with SP3 VL seems hard to understand.
    And Multi OEM Windows XP Pro with OEMScan contains OEM for my laptop manufacturer which is Acer and it'll make window xp to genuine easily. So it'll be more preferable.
    I'll download & save the driver before formatting.