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Looking for XP drivers for new laptop...

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October 21, 2011 11:53:15 AM

Hey TH'ers,


So, I have just bought myself an Asus U31SD.
And I want to put XP on it (please, no questions/arguments about why).

I have gotten rid of the original install and installed XP with no problems, however I have a (somewhat obvious) driver issue.
All the standard XP ones are fine, but there are 5 or 6 which cannot be found (VGA, Lan, Ethernet, etc (the usual suspects)) as well as the hotkeys (specifically volume) and touchpad and stuff like that.
I can get drivers off the Asus website, and I backed up all the drivers before wiping anyway, however, most of them will not work on an XP build. I managed to get the Ethernet to work and I got the wireless to pick up reception but wont connect to anything, but the rest are just not happening. (And, as I said, the ones that are are still sketchy).

I have used Driver Agent and Driver Identifier to find the missing ones codes etc and have tried a few different downloads, but none of them seem to work (either they dont get found through device manager, dont work or are for Windows 7.)
I also cant get them to Auto Update Online through device manager (while getting online through a portable internet stick thing.)

Basically, just wondering if anyone can give me any help or advice as to possible solutions?
I cant think of anything else to try, but I might be missing something really simple or someone might have a good idea...

Thanks in advance.
Cheers
Tim

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October 21, 2011 5:19:40 PM

Basically, installing a non-supported OS on a laptop will not work. There are those on here that would disagree, but I've yet to see someone get a laptop working without crashes or other issues when they tried to install XP on a laptop without drivers from the vendor.

You should be able to run XP in a virtual machine though. Or do a web search for anyone else that has done this and was able to load the drivers.
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October 22, 2011 1:24:01 AM

mibix19 said:
Have you got service pack 3 installed? Some Vista drivers will work on XP. Try this program also http://www.zhangduo.com/udi.html Unknown device identifier



Thank you.
Currently downloading/installing SP 3.

Will let you know how it goes.

Cheers
Tim
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October 22, 2011 2:04:55 AM

Unfortunately, no luck.
Still having issues (particularly with VGA driver...)

:-(
Tim
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February 8, 2012 9:49:06 PM

i m looking for a new icore3 laptop & would also like to install windows xp but cannot find driver from manufactor website. anyone have any luck?


would this program help?

http://www.innovative-sol.com/drivermax/
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