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I need help with my downgraded Acer Extensa 4420, downgraded to XP. Can;t get graphics to be recognized with ATI. Answered

I finally got XP to install on my Acer Extensa 4420, that comes with Vista on it, but I've run into a problem. I have been going through the drivers, and some don't install, here is one of them. I can't update my graphics card, it wont even install Catalyst control!My card is an ATI Radeon Xpress 1250, integrated and whatnot. Please help!?

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hg341 (author)2009-03-23

try uninstalling whatever you have on now and reinstall xp

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Keeter (author)2009-01-30

The problem is that your drivers were written for Vista, and are not backward compatable. I believe what you are looking for is the Catalyst 6.11 driver, which has the control as well as the video card driver in it. The driver will probably be a general version that is a couple years old, but it is probably the newest generic version that is compatible with your hardware and XP at the same time. Try doing a search for it, and read up.

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6fallen6shadow6 (author)Keeter2009-01-30

I actually downloaded a driver updater that my parents were subscribed to to search for my latest drivers and compatibility. That worked, using Driver Genius. I have actually successfully gotten XP installed with all my drivers, it works now, much better than vista did.

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