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Re: Need help - no luck converting from Vista to XP Pro w/SP2

2009-03-06, 1:58 AM

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Re: Need help - no luck converting from Vista to XP Pro w/SP2

2009-03-06, 3:00 AM
By the way, one guy did post some help - a link to go get a tool download on the Lenovo site I managed to get that download, and now I see that link has been deleted by somebody. My last post to you hasn't appeared either. Has this thread been killed so I get no help at all? I'd hate to think I had to go buy the Lenovo XP OS because somebody with moderator privileges was deleting the useful posts along with the trolling posts.
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Re: Need help - no luck converting from Vista to XP Pro w/SP2

2009-03-06, 3:26 AM
There were no links to any sites in the messages I removed.  Your last post was removed as it violated forum rules.  This thread is still active for now.

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Re: Need help - no luck converting from Vista to XP Pro w/SP2

2009-03-06, 23:57 PM
Are you shure that you install drivers or you just unpacked them to hdd 
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Re: Need help - no luck converting from Vista to XP Pro w/SP2

2009-03-07, 8:47 AM
That was where the problem was. The the correct XP drivers for this model were downloaded from Lenovo and were unpacked, and I followed the instructions that were posted in detail by another forum member in the same order he did his. I would reboot after each unpack. My understanding is that the WinXP hardware wizard is supposed to be able to find the locations the drivers are supposed to unpack to and and apply them accordingly. This didn't happen. When I went into systems/hardware/device manager to see if I could manually assign the drivers, I would get error messages saying that the drivers weren't certified, etc. and I would also get double entries for some drivers as a result of ignoring the certification warnings and applying them anyway. I am not that good on the technical terminology to know whether the driver that the installation wizard was applying was actually applying it correctly. I know when it comes back as a yellow marked problem in the device manager, sometimes double entried, that it has been done wrong or applied wrong. The only way I know how to delete those kind of errors permanently is to wipe the HDD and do a clean reinstall, otherwise they come back every time I reboot. That gets pretty tedious after a while.  I didn't have driver installation problems like this with my Acer laptop (which originally had Vista on it as well), and it is running fine on the same WinXPro/sp2 os disk. I now have the Lenovo disks for this Lenovo, which the service department says will work. If it doesn't work, I will return the Lenovo as being defective.
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