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Im looking to downgrade my laptop from Vista to XP. The laptop is a Toshiba Satellite A200 Series
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Sure, why not.
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Just wipe it and install XP, but be sure to have XP drivers on hand.
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which drivers will I need ?
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yeah. I don't think you can do is as a reverse upgrade, so you need to save your files, but why not?

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Originally Posted by _^MeRcY View Post
which drivers will I need ?
Well, mainly chipset, LAN, GFX, USB, sound etc. I usually install the chipset and LAN first, them go online to get the most up-to-date drivers available for everything else.
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I tried on a laptop I picked up for someone. It would not allow me to reformat/partition the drive using the XP CD.

The only way I could see it working would be to use an external USB floppy drive and a 98 boot disk to remove the partition. Vista apparently protects the boot sector.
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vista is the biggest crap os ive seen man. I got the laptop as a gift and cant return it....
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Originally Posted by _^MeRcY View Post
vista is the biggest crap os ive seen man. I got the laptop as a gift and cant return it....
Put on a flame suit ASAP. It's not bad when you have a decent system and no bloatware.
    
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Originally Posted by _^MeRcY View Post
vista is the biggest crap os ive seen man. I got the laptop as a gift and cant return it....
hmm, I love it. I went from XP 32 and 64 to Vista 64 and have not had one problem. What is it that is giving you a problem?

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Put on a flame suit ASAP. It's not bad when you have a decent system and no bloatware.

lol, I really hope this doesn't turn into a flame war. There is nothing wrong with XP either, so if the OP wants XP, let him.
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