acer 4710 is already a vista ready, therefore installing xp sp2 needs hard work!!!
First, you have to change your BIOS version to xp sp2. you can do it by downloading ISO file(for 4710) from http://komku.blogspot.com/2007/08/in...pire-4710.html
*burn this file to a cd using ISO burner software ( juz download one!).
After burning the cd, Start the laptop with the cd. (It will autimatically update your BIOS). Your screen wud appear witha blue background and yellow fonts)!
After updating, ur pc witt reboot/restart/
Press F2( BIOS settings).
In manin menu tab, you will able to find the option called sata mode, by default it is in AHCI mode, press enter to make it in IDE mode.
Press F10 & save ur settings. Now you can now boot from windows xp sp2 cd & it is ready to insatll windows xp!!!!
try check it out for more detailed instructions:http://komku.blogspot.com/2007/08/in...pire-4710.html