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I purchased a Gateway M-6827 laptop a few months ago. The installed Windows Vista is driving me crazy with one thing after another. I want to be rid of this crappy operating system! I've NEVER seen such a lousey piece of software. I understand it may be possible to downgrade to Windows XP and if it can be done that's what I want to do. I own an old copy of XP, but hear this laptop may not have all the drivers necessary. Can you help me out?

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Hey moron he has a gateway not a dell, ********* lol
Your E510 has the Dell recovery partition on the hard drive, accessed by CTRL/F11 at initial boot up and it will restore the PC to the original factory condition (without need for any CD's). This is the best way to restore.
\015\012As far as the sound drivers, it depends on what you have. If you have the Integrated Audio (on the motherboard) then the SigmaTel R114282 is the proper driver (and you should ONLY install drivers from Dell for the integrated sound due to Dell's custom implementation). If you have an optional Dell installed sound card then you need the SoundBlaster Xfi driver listed on the downloads.
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