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Revert to XP on pre-vista-installed CPU


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Let me make this quick. I'm doing online classes at a vo-tech school, and class started yesterday when my PC broke down.... Now I'm sitting here with a new PC (great), but there is a problem... The Online Classroom needed to do my work requires that I'm running Windows XP, and so does the software I need for my CIS courses. So I format the entire HD, ridding it of Vista, I partition it, and fully install Windows XP onto the partitioned D drive, and immediately reinstall Vista on the C drive.

C(Vista): 200Gb
D ( XP ): 70Gb
Funused)200Gb

When I boot Windows XP, everything seems to be perfect, other than the fact that my "Local Area Connection" is /not there/, meaning that the hardware is not being recognized. Here is what I /have/ done:

-Activated all Networking Services
-Tried the Device Manager(Ethernet Controller listed with a "?")
-Used the New Connection Wizard in every way possible.
-Tried to find drivers on my alternate PC.


>>>>>>THE QUESTION<<<<<<<

On a Gateway GM5474 ( http://www.gateway.c...tail/gm5474.php ), how in the world am I supposed to make Windows XP recognize the Ethernet port?

Can this 64x system only run correctly using Vista?

I need HELP!! Omg pls help
>>>If DXDIAG is needed let me know!<<
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Don't know for sure if this is the correct driver, but it might be worth a try.
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that's interesting because I couldn't find anything compatable with both windows xp and my computer model on the marvell site or the gateway site.

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Did that link take you to the driver? It did not when I just clicked on it. The only lists I searched for were PC Connectivity and Windows XP, then it will find a driver for the Marvell card.
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if your xp is 64 bit

http://www.start64.c...o...&Itemid=107
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