Win XP on pre-installed vista laptop - driver issue

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  1. Neshi

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    i've bought a laptop for my mother with Vista pre-installed. But now it turns out she doesnt like it very much and want XP with the older office on it. so i've installed windows XP, but the driver CD i got with the laptop is for Vista only. So there is no way to install the drives from that cd on my XP. The laptop i bought isnt mentioned on the Asus website (Asus Z53U) so that isnt an option either.
    has anybody got an idea how to get my hands on the drivers?
     
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    Find out the components being used on the laptop, and then get them individually.

    Goto start/run --> DXdiag then save the information, and either host the .txt it creates, or just copy and paste the info and I would be glad to look over and give you the drivers.
     
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    i found out through dxdiag that the laptop is a F3U series, not Z53U. but that didnt help me much, because all drivers on the asus site are for vista.

    this is the dxdiag text.
     

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    Its pending approval.... Can a mod approve this? Either that or email it to me neshi -
     
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    Sorry that I'm a bit late. Approved the file and removed your e-mail ChaosMinionX :)
     
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    Oh but I love people having it, so I get lots of spam mail :D
     
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    From your DXdiag you should have no problems getting drivers for the devices, beyond that all you need to know is the manufacturer of like your ethernet card, but mouse/keyboard/video drivers are all widely available for almost every make and model.

    just give a hollar if you cant get something working.
     
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    VEN_168C&DEV_001C - Atheros Wireless

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    Not found any evidence for what the sound system would be
     
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    thanks :)
     

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