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Downgrading to XP

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November 2, 2012 11:52:07 AM

Hello,
I recently bought a toshiba satellite c 850 laptop for work. The thing is that, computers at work do not have windows 7 and some programs dont work. So I downgraded to windowws xp 64 bit..But now I cannot find an ethernet driver..anywhere...ca someone help me ???

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November 2, 2012 12:06:21 PM

Which C850 do you have? There's about 40 models of it and almost all have different ethernet controllers.
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November 2, 2012 12:10:43 PM

I honestly would run Win7 and install XP-Mode so that you can right-click on those applications that don't work and have them run in compatibility mode.

Just my two bits - XP may be reliable but it has serious limitations
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November 2, 2012 12:11:19 PM

should have check for driver before downgrading, also, you could have bought windows 7 pro or higher to use XP mode.
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November 2, 2012 12:17:32 PM

My laptop is a Toshiba satellite c850 PSKC8C-08C00R.
Wether it is xp mode or virtual xp our programm keeps crashing..while on xp or vista it works fine
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November 2, 2012 1:11:54 PM

our program also works with vista...could it be easier to find drivers for vista 64?
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November 2, 2012 1:29:28 PM

xp 64bit never got a lot of support from microsoft. They didn't make very many drivers for it. It you need to go xp, I would try to go 32 bit. But yeah, try to go windows 7
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