Vista Home Premium to XP Pro RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi, I bought an acer laptop with Vista Home Premium installed, I dont like vista so I want to downgrade to Xp Pro. When i put the Xp disc in, it says windows cannot install this because of compatibility issues, what can i do?
    Monday, September 22, 2008 7:12 PM


All replies

  • You need to check with Acer support and see if they offer Windows XP compatible drivers your Acer notebook.  If they do, then you need to boot from the Windows XP CD, delete all partitions, create a new partion, format the new partition and install Windows XP.  Afterward, you then install all the Acer-provided Windows XP hardware drivers.


    If Acer does not offer Windows XP drivers for your particular Acer notebook, then you cannot downgrade since you'll not be able to use many of the notebook's unique hardware devices, such as audio, NIC, wireless, etc.


    Monday, September 22, 2008 7:29 PM
  • I have an Acer Aspire 5720, How would i be able to check if i can get Windows XP compatible drivers?
    Monday, September 22, 2008 7:38 PM
  • Contact Acer Support: http://www.acersupport.com/notebook/


    Monday, September 22, 2008 7:48 PM