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Vista to XP

Discussion in 'Windows - Software discussion' started by 1Realist, Dec 5, 2007.

  1. 1Realist

    1Realist Member

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    Hi, I just got a Gateway M1615 notebook a few months ago. it came with Windows Vista. To say the least, Vista is less than impressive.

    Can I revert it back to XP? if so, will I be able to get drivers for it all? I'm not entirely sure about all of this. So I guess, do I need XP drivers for the chipset??



    Specifications

    Operating System
    • Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium

    Processor
    AMD Turion™ 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-56
    1.8GHz | 512KB x 2 L2 Cache | Hypertransport™ technology @ up to 1600MHz

    Display
    15.4" Widescreen Ultrabright™ WXGA TFT (1280x800)

    Chipset
    ATI RS690T

    Memory
    2048MB DDR2 Memory, Dual Channel (2 x 1024MB), 667MHz 2 DDR2 Slots (Total) - 0 DDR2 Slots (Available)

    Video
    ATI Radeon® Xpress 1270M with up to 256MB of HyperMemory™

    Audio
    High-Definition Audio - 2 Channel
    Built in Speakers

    Hard Drive
    250GB 5400RPM SATA7

    Optical Drive
    8x Multi-Format Dual Layer DVD+/-RW with DVD-RAM
    Write max: 8x DVD+/-R, 6x DVD-RW, 8x DVD+RW, 2x DVD-R DL, 2.4x DVD+R DL, 5x DVD-RAM, 24x CD-R and 16x CD-RW disks
    Read max: 8x DVD-R/RW/ROM, 4x DVD+/-R DL, 5x DVD-RAM, 24x CD-R/RW/ROM disks

    Digital Media Reader
    5-in-1 Memory Card Reader
    Secure Digital™ (SD), Multi Media Card™ (MMC), Memory Stick™ (MS), Memory Stick™ Pro, XD

    Communications
    56k ITU v.92 ready Fax/Modem (RJ-11 port)
    10/100 Mbps Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 port)
    802.11g Wireless LAN, Bluetooth® 2.0 + EDR

    Interfaces
    3 - USB 2.0 ports
    1 - VGA connector
    1 - RJ-45 ethernet port
    1 - RJ-11 modem port
    1 - Headphone / audio out
    1 - Microphone
    1 - Kensington lock slot
    1 - AC adapter connector
    1 - HDMI port

    Pointing Device
    Synaptics Touchpad with Vertical Scroll

    Expansion Slot
    Expresscard™ Type 54

    Battery Type
    6-Cell 2200 mAh Lithium Ion

    Case Design
    Next-generation industrial design with embedded decorative pattern and brushed metal accents

    Dimensions (System)
    1.1" - 1.5" (H) x 14.00" (W) x 10.00" (D)8

    Weight
    6.29 lbs.9

    Warranty
    One year parts and labor limited warrant
     
  2. dragnandy

    dragnandy Regular member

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    all you need is a cd/dcd drive, hard drive, and a OS installer. you need like XP sp2 or something on a cd, and run the cd on the boot up. make a partition and install it.
     
  3. jony218

    jony218 Guest

    make sure you go to there website and get the xp drivers before you do anything. They should have the drivers for your laptop, windows xp is still being sold and supported so that should be no problem.
    Anyway welcome back to xp.




    http://www.pro-networks.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=74987
     
  4. fastfox

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    why would you wanna do that?
    Like it or not vista is here to say. I know that its not a functionable as xp and it does take some getting use too. but stick with it. sooner or latter updates for xp will not be available because lord gates will want everyone to go to vista.
     

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