EE simple search with "toshiba A205 downgrade Vista XP drivers" yielded 4 hits. They were no help.
I have successfully installed XP SP3 on a laptop of Toshiba model A205-S4617 which was originally shipped with Vista preinstalled. It is a Dual Boot, so I am able to use Vista too.
I have successfully installed ALL the drivers that are related to the hardware and there are no Yellow Question Marks in Device Manager.
However, I am missing the drivers for --
1. Keyboard that work with the Function key
2. the customised User interface for Webcam
3. other keyboard Multimedia Keys that work in Vista.
Below are screenshots of the Utilities in Vista,
Toshiba does not officially support downgrading so I am out of luck here.
While in XP trying to install Vista driver utilities; it seems as if installing but do not work or cause hangs with incomplete installations,
I have heard that similar utilities for older laptops from toshiba (that came with XP before Vista was released) are there that would work well with this one but can't find one.
Help as always is greatly appreciated.