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Solved: Laptop os downgrade

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Pizzaroll, May 6, 2010.

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  1. Pizzaroll

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    I have an acer aspire 5534 notebook that comes standard with windows 7 home 64 bit. It also has an AMD Athlon 64 x2 L310 processor (which is slower than my crippled grandmother...) so I was thinking of switching to windows 7 ultimate 32 bit so that I could get a bit more performance out of my crappy processor. Well, the only thing I'm worried about is that my laptop has a battery management program and process that comes standard with it, plus all the function keys (which require a process to be running) and the synaptics touch pad program, and so on. I'm a bit worried that win I install a new operating system it's going to erase some of those essential programs for the laptop. So, my question is, will installing a new operating system delete those programs and processes, and if they are deleted, how would I go about recovering those programs without having to reinstall the original os. Thanks in advance for any help.
     
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    Actually that does look like it. Thank you so much. The only thing I didn't see there was the epower management software but I'm sure that can't be too hard to find. Ty again :)
     
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    The ePower isnt very much important though
     
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    Ok. Ty for the links guys. I just spent most of this morning burning any files that I want to keep and I'll be installing my new windows after I download and burn the wireless driver. I'll make sure to post and tell you guys how it goes.
     
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    Well, everything works on my laptop. Most of the device drivers were recognized automatically. I have yet to find out if switching to 32 bit will noticeably help my performance, but at least my laptop didn't explode, so I'm happy :).
     
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    Cheers :)
     
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