Spent quite some time meddling with my lappie.
Decided to downgrade from Windows Vista to Windows XP Pro after mulling over it for a week. My softwares don’t work properly.
Problem is that the XP drivers are hard to come by as manufacturers are beginning to phase out and move ahead without lifting a brow for XP preferred users. One can’t even get required XP drivers on their official websites. I got myself a Compaq V3000 series machine, a 3795TU to be exact. And I have searched high and low on the wide web for the elusive drivers. I breathed a sigh of relief when my colleague sitting opposite of me had bought the same machine and had purchased an original Windows XP version from the HP people. I went for Free Dos as I have to answer to Jack Sparrow’s call of duty, matey! Just doing my part.
Shockingly, it could not work as it’s not compatible or incorrect. And I had to discover that when I have already deleted and started formatting. Weird.
Times like this calls for desperate measures. Luckily I had saved up some links and information for XP downgrade drivers earlier. With the help of my knowledgeable office techie Mr. K, problem was solved. Mr. K really made my day. Thank you so much! A meal is on me bro!
For any of you out there who are getting quite fed up with Vista making you look bad and is considering the downgrade option, I say go for it.
And if you so happen to be an owner of a Compaq 3795 who wants to downgrade from Vista to XP and are facing problem getting all the right drivers, let me know. I can upload them for you.