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Ok, so I hate Vista.... XP please?

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Hello there!

Okay, so I have been reading forums all over the place and can't seem to find information close enough to what I need to know. I have an Acer Aspire 7735 laptop and don't know what to do for sure in order to replace Vista with XP.

I found all kinds of tutorials about "slipstreaming" something about SATA drivers?? I found all kinds of examples and information saying that XP won't work to install on a Vista computer without this. I found websites leading me to Acer to find these needed drivers, but don't see anything actually CALLED SATA at all. I don't know what else to do, and I know that geekstogo, is the place to go. I'm great at understanding and following directions usually, but no one seems to have some kind of definitive place to go to find this SATA stuff lol, All in all, I don't want to start the process of changing my OS until I have everything I need to know. If you could at least point me in the direction of where to find answers, I would highly appreciate it.

If you could please help, that would be great. Thanks in advance for your time :-)
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As far as the SATA goes, in the CMOS/BIOS Setup, change the SATA setting from AHCI to IDE.

Acer has all the drivers needed, (chipset, audio, bluetooth, camera, lan, modem, touchpad, vga and wireless lan), for Windows XP Home and Pro, (as well as Vista and 7), on their website:


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