Disabling ACPI in BIOS

APM/ACPI BIOS questions
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for performance reasons I need to disable ACPI and NOT use IRQ sharing as recommended by my software & hardware vendors. However my PhoenixBIOS 4.0 v6 for my sony viao laptop (pcg-srx77p) does not have this option. I actual found out in order for them to get microsoft seal of approval they can't have a ACPI disable option in BIOS! I think that is so bogus.
Is there anyway around this, I found some motherboards have "unofficial" versions that add ACPI control. However I have a sony laptop odds are there isn't a special bios version available. Sony doesn't offer much computer support, I checked there is only one BIOS version available which is the original one.
I don't know what to do, I have WinXP setup as "standard PC" instead of "ACPI" but this doesnt matter since my BIOS still uses ACPI and shares 10 of my devices on IRQ9.
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The IRQs MUST be shared. How would you assign 4 free IRQs to 10 devices? It does not have any effect on performance.
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