Installation experience Windows XP on an Aspire 5552G laptop. Feedback

windows-xp For many users Windows XP has become almost native and changing it to Windows 7 is not the most rosy idea for most. This laptop model comes with Win 7 OS, which at first, personally, worried me …

After several critical errors, I decided to change it to a long-run Windows XP, but it didn't work …

But first things first.

1. Create a boot disk

In general, you can read more about this in the article about creating a bootable disk with Windows. Regardless of the OS version, the creation is not much different. The only thing, I will make a reservation that I installed Windows Xp Home Edition, tk. this image had been on the disk for a long time and there was no need to look for anything …

By the way, the following question causes a problem for many: “Was the boot disk written correctly?” To do this, insert it into the CD-Rom tray and restart your computer. If everything is done correctly, and the settings in Bios are correct, the installation will begin Windows (for more details, see here).

2. Installation Windows XP

win xp - Microsoft Virtual PC 2007_2013-11-09_11-53-53

The installation was carried out in the most usual way. The only thing is that you may need SATA drivers, which, as it turned out, were already sewn into the image with Windows. Therefore, the installation itself went quickly and without any problems …

win xp - Microsoft Virtual PC 2007_2013-11-09_11-57-38

win xp - Microsoft Virtual PC 2007_2013-11-09_12-04-25

3. Search and install drivers. My review

The problems started, oddly enough, after the direct installation. As it turned out, there were no drivers for installation Windows XP on the site http://www.acer.ru/ac/ru/RU/content/drivers. I had to search on third-party sites for a semi-official driver …

I found it pretty quickly, on one of the popular sites (http://acerfans.ru/drivers/1463-drajvera-dlya-acer-aspire-5552.html).

Surprisingly, it wasn't difficult to download and install. After rebooting, I got a laptop with Windows XP installed! True, there were some drawbacks …

First, because Windows turned out to be 32-bit, then she saw only 3GB of memory, instead of 4 installed (although this does not directly affect the speed of work).

Secondly, apparently because of the drivers, or because of some kind of incompatibility, or maybe because of the version Windows – the battery began to run down much faster. As I did not fight this phenomenon, it was not possible to defeat it until I returned to Windows 7.

Thirdly, the laptop has somehow become 'noisier' to work. On native drivers, when the load is small – it worked quietly, when it increased – it started to make noise, now – it always made noise. This was somewhat annoying …

Fourthly, this is hardly directly related to Windows XP, but the laptop sometimes began to freeze for half a second, sometimes for a second or two. If you work in office applications, it's not scary, but if you watch a video, or play a game, then it's a disaster …

PS

It all ended with the fact that after an unsuccessful hibernation – the computer simply refused to boot. Having spat on everything, I installed Windows 7 with native drivers. And I made one conclusion for myself: on a laptop it is better not to change the original OS that came with the delivery.

Not only will you not run into problems with finding drivers, you will also get an unstable working laptop that can refuse to work at any time. Perhaps this experience is an exception, and just no luck with the drivers …

Rate article
Information portal NTN24enlaweb.com - Ratings and reviews of goods.
Add a comment