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Can I downgrade Gateway SX2800 to XP?

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February 2, 2010 12:47:56 AM

Just got this computer but was just wonder in we can downgrade from vista to XP?

February 2, 2010 6:52:47 AM

yea thats what i was affaid of.

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February 8, 2010 1:55:15 PM

yes, it is not too difficult, does not require dual boot.
you can get the drivers from intel site.

first you have to make the HD controller type IDE
install xp, then you can load the atapi drivers

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February 8, 2010 1:57:39 PM

let me know if you need assistance
March 11, 2010 4:14:03 PM

I too have an SX2800. I contacted Gateway about downgrading and they won't send a disk and said that they don't have the drivers to support the move either.

So can someone tell me step by step or with provide links on how to downgrade? Also, which version of XP would be best to buy since I only have XP on discs for other computers.

Thank you so much in advance.
March 11, 2010 4:16:54 PM

saran008 said:
This link can help you I think, It is about creating Dual boot with Vista & XP.
So It should work and you can install XP, but I afraid that you will be in pain to find drivers for XP.

Think before You act :)

The Dual Boot, Virtural XP does little to help anyone other than big business. I need the features of XP to work, my programs to run and produce just like they use to under XP and most of all I don't want IE8.