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I HAVE A GATEWAY GT5408 WITH VISTA HOME PREMIUM BUT I WANT INSTALL XP AND I NEED TO KNOW WHAT ARE THE DRIVER THE I NEED AFTER I FINISH INSTALLING XP
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by:dlan75
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Hi,
all those drivers are for vista not xp, like most of the new computers designed for vista there are no drivers for xp. If you really really want to install xp then the best way is  to open the computer to see which components are installed and try to search on the manufacturers's sites for drivers ... without being certain you'll find them
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I would search the internet for this query  and you will see  there are many people out there who have done this and are now looking for drivers that don't exist. and so they have PC that's don't work,

vista isn't that bad, maybe upgrade it to premuim and come overthe 'vista' - side....
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SO I CAN'T INSTALL XP
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ODDBALL ONE    ARE THOSE XP DRIVERS FOR THIS COMUTER?
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if that's the right page, looking down the list the network drivers are only fior vista as are the motherboard drivers.
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SO THERE IS NO WAY TO INSTALL  XP ON THIS PC ?
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you can install XP but the I/O on the mother board will not work  (internet, sound)
you could get PCI cards to replace these functions.
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even as said before, some of the other equipment might not work properly on xp also
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you can try this to identify your devices  (after  you installed xp) :
from phototropic - try this to identify the devices :

Start-Programs-Accessories-System Tools-System Information.
Click on "components" and highlight "problem devices".
All hardware devices with a driver problem will be listed here.
Make a note of the first line of the PNP Device ID line of the entry. It will contain a Vendor number and a Device number (VEN. . . . DEV. . . .) both four digits long.
Look up those numbers here:   http://www.pcidatabase.com/index.php

This will tell you the manufacturer and the chip number.  Check the manufacturer's website first or google them
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