XP drivers for new Laptop

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by crabhunter, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. crabhunter

    crabhunter MDL Junior Member

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    Hi, I have a new Acer (V5-171) laptop that came with Windows 8 and I'm currently setting it up to multi boot.
    So far I have OSX, XP, 8 and Ubuntu multibooting fine.
    Problem is XP needs loads of drivers and the Acer site only lists drivers for 7&8.
    Is it possible to track individual drivers for the various parts or is it a lost cause?
    Mike
     
  2. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Seriously?? Use XP in a VM.
     
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    Galileo Figaro MDL Junior Member

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    Try Driver Genius, it will find, store (on HDD) and install the drivers for you. You do need a working Internet connection though.

    You can also try installing Vista or W7 drivers, works surprisingly often.
     
  5. crabhunter

    crabhunter MDL Junior Member

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    Well I've managed to track down all the drivers I need, the only problem I have at the moment is the battery icon always says connected to ac even when on battery.
    Any ideas?
    Mike