just installed xp on acer aspire 5315 now i need some help

nosignal1

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Hi everyone. As the subject states, I just installed xp on my acer aspire 5315 because I hated vista. Now, I've run into a couple of problems, I'm installing drivers as I type. I've got it connected to the internet and just installed the realtek audio driver. My question is what other drivers should i install? Also, is there any way that I can get xp to display in a widescreen resolution? Right now it only gives me the options of 800x600 and 1024x768.

Any help is appreciated
Thanks!
Eric
 

cboucher

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You'll need to download video drivers from the manufacturer's website in order to address the resolution issue.
 

nosignal1

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i just finished doing that right before i read your post, and that did it, resolution issue completely fixed now
 

nosignal1

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hahah, thats probably true. I had one more question, is there any way to get the volume level, when you push the vol +/- buttons, to show up on the screen again?
 

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hahah, thats probably true. I had one more question, is there any way to get the volume level, when you push the vol +/- buttons, to show up on the screen again?
I would guess keyboard drivers if they are available.
 

Andy-Laa

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Got to ask, nosignal...my netbook (an Acer) is being a little bi*ch about me having changed the OS from Linux to Windows XP...is yours acting ridiculously sluggish by any chance, mate?
 

nosignal1

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actually its quite the opposite with mine. When i had vista installed it ran okay for about a month but then it started being sluggish and whenever i checked the performance with the task manager, it was a solid basline of 30-40% all the time which was just ridiculous to me.
After installing xp its running like a champ, I'm really glad its working better now. Im sorry I can't help any-laa.

One more question for everyone though. Is there any way to get the battery meter display back up on the toolbar so I don't have my computer shutting off on me without warning?

Thanks
 
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