Windows Professional XP x64, where to find drivers and bios?

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by komputer, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. komputer

    komputer MDL Junior Member

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    i have an acer aspire 5738G notebook and i want to install Windows Professional XP x64, but on the manufacurer site i cant find any driver/bios compatible version.
    do you guys know how can i find such drivers, for the x64 architecture?
     
  2. tcntad

    tcntad MDL Guru

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    I dont understand why you want xp 64bit.. Sucks compared xp 32bit and windows 7.
     
  3. urie

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    search acer site again in service and support download center drivers are there for xp x64 but only Fingerprint Driver that is the problem with xp x64 no driver support.
     
  4. komputer

    komputer MDL Junior Member

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    i know windows7 is good.
    but i want a system that uses 250-300mb of resources, not 1giga.
    mainly because i need all the resources for 3D modelling and animation renderings with x64 based apps.
    so mainly i want a ''smaller'' OS.
    i would of use linux but its not so compatible with my apps.
     
  5. urie

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    #5 urie, Dec 15, 2010
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    Well to be honest for that type of work i wouldn't recommend a notebook, but any way have you actually tried installing windows xp x64 to see what drivers are missing after install. As for windows 7 there are a lot of services e.c.t that can be turned off.
     
  6. komputer

    komputer MDL Junior Member

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    yeah u;re right, but for the moment this is what i can afford.
    i havent installed XP yet.
    i didnt know exactly about the bios. if i must find one specially for the XP x64 OS..
     
  7. urie

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    Forget your bios it should be ok. x64 and x86 have nothing to do with bios only thing needed for xp is acer string in dmi are and if this machine came with a version of windows you will be ok.
     
  8. komputer

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    it didnt come with any windows. no system.
    i had a trial of windows7, and now i have a full version of this windows xp x64 that i want to install.
    im not following about the dmi strings. is that an utility?
     
  9. MrG

    MrG MDL Addicted

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    I installed XP x64 SP2 in my rig a few weeks ago.
    It was a clean install & I had no problem at all.
    If you need a special driver you may have to do as I did during the XP x64 testing & thats "decorate" your own using a 32Bit driver for that hardware, one only needs to change a couple of items in the .inf file (open in note pad).
     
  10. urie

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    #10 urie, Dec 16, 2010
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    When you buy a computer from manufacturer say dell, HP, Asus, Acer, with operating system they have manufacturer name strings in bios DMI area so when you reinstall windows using their disk it preactivates no need to activate online this is called OEM SLP.

    Bad thing is sometime when you buy models without Windows OS these strings are sometimes not present, you can run tool called oembios.exe to check if string is present you will find it in This Thread If as you say you have windows xp full version with serial you wont need this, but it is possible you could make OEM SLP cd that way you can keep your retail version for another computer.
     
  11. komputer

    komputer MDL Junior Member

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    many thanks guys.
    that retail stuff its great to know.
     
  12. komputer

    komputer MDL Junior Member

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    #12 komputer, Dec 16, 2010
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    the onlyy driver i cannot find is the ati mobility hd 4570, for my display.
    it seems ati doesnt have a version for the win prof xp x64 system.
    only for 32.
    i found a x64 version but on the AMD website.
    my chipset is Intel, but i dont think it matters, because the gpu its one and the same.
     
  13. alexzzz

    alexzzz MDL Novice

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    I found bios driver for acer aspire 5738 notebook here lotofdrivers.com/driver/875_AcerAspire5738NotebookBios125.htm. Maybe some one looks for it.