03-08-2009 04:14 AM
03-08-2009 06:49 AM
Have you gone here and tried everything yet? Vista running slowly is a performance issue and you will probably make the same mistakes and causes XP to run just as slowly.Simple things like cleaning up the Temp folder can help in a big way/
Installing XP on a Vista PC is not a cure all.
The first and most difficult thing for most people is finding out which chipset your laptop has on its motherboard, Once that is known, then the proper drivers can usually be easily found. You can find out what chipset is installed by downloading CPU-Z and running it. After that is done you can post that informatiuon here.
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03-08-2009 10:01 AM
03-08-2009 10:21 AM
the reason vista runs slow compared to xp is because its so power hungry, its not that i dont look after the os cos i do, its simply cos i want to replace vista, so i need the xp drivers if any one can point me in the right direction
VISTA has a significant increase of performance in VISTA SP1, hopefully it would getting better for SP2.
XP has the best compatibility with any software and hardware up to this date.
Please do not compare VISTA and XP direclty, VISTA demands more power but also deliver more features compared to XP.
If you still would to use XP as your OS, try the following steps and drivers
Make your Vista Recovery cd/dvd if you haven't yet, see here
Your model needs ICH9 sata driver to be sliptreamed onto XP CD installer.
Use Nlite to sliptream ICH9 sata driver.
A good guide to sliptream sata driver, here
Note: do NOT use sata driver from that guide, your sata driver is ICH9 given below.
ICH9 sata driver,
The driver is located in iaAHCI.inf and is called ICH9M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller, here
Nlite download, here
Some suggestions to avoid problems while installing XP:
1. Use XP-SP2, a lot more easy to use since many of XP drivers were built based on XP-SP2.
2. Burn XP installer slowly and not using the maximum speed, sometimes it create errors
3. Choose a reputable CD media, not the cheap one.
Try the following XP Drivers for G70-111EA
Intel Chipset, (install and reboot before other drivers), here
MS-UAA (required with a reboot before Intel Video-HDMI, Audio and modem drivers), here
Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family Graphics (with HDMI audio driver), here
Conexant SmartAudio 221 (fix microphone problem by forum user) here
How to install:
Unzip to a folder.run installer.
if it errors use Device Manager.
From Device Manager,right click "Audio Device on HD",choose Update driver,
No to connect, Install from a list or specific location,
Select Don't Search, I will choose the driver to install,
For the Hardware Type select 'Show All Devices'
Remove the check from "Show Compatible Hardware" and click on "Have Disk".
Next...browse to the unzipped folder and choose the "WiSVHe5.inf".
Ignore XP when it complains.
Conexant HDAUDIO Soft Data Fax Modem with SmartCP Driver, here
If you had Broadcom Wireless, here
If you had Intel PRO/Wireless Driver, here
If you had Atheros Wireless driver, here
or if it does not work try here
Realtek RTL8101E Family PCI-E Fast Ethernet NIC Driver, here
if you had Realtek usb 2.0 Card reader, here
Synaptics Touchpad Driver, here
.Net Framework(required before HP Quick Launch Buttons), here
HP Quick Lauch Buttons, here
If you had for 7 unknown devices (buttons drivers), here
Do manual installation
Go to device manager, right click unknown device,
Choose to update driver, No to connect,
Choose install from a list or specific location, Don't search, Have disk,
Browse to the location of machine.inf.
Do it for the rest of unknown devices
Pavilion DV2922TX, XP-SP3 32bit, Intel T5750 2.0Ghz, Nvidia Geforce 8400M GS with 128MB, 4GB 667 DDR2, 250GB HDD
03-11-2009 08:55 AM
every thing is now working very well in xp mce except
modem device on high definision audio bus and conexant HD-audio smartaudio 221, there are two entries for the latter, tried deleting one but it find it again and i tried installing it again but says error code 10,
any help would be apreciated, i tried all the drivers above and the ones that didnt works are the problems i am having
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