Re: Installation of Windows XP Pro on Hp Pavilion laptop
What is the error message that you're getting.. usually windows vista will not downgrade your operating system to windows xp. You may need to remove vista before you can load xp.
make sure to save a back up of all of your important files before you do that.
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When you say that you are unable to play , do you mean its not loading ? unable to install it? do you get a specific error message when you try to launch it ?
hidden object adventure pack:
System Requirements: Windows XP (Home & Pro) SP3, Windows Vista SP1, Windows 7 . , 800 MHz processor or greater. , 512MB RAM. , 237MB free hard drive space. , DirectX 7.0. Administrator privileges are required to properly install the program on Windows XP, Windows Vista , and Windows 7. Format: WIN XP,VISTA,WIN 7 Genre: ENTERTAINMENT Rating: E10+ Age: 8386390063
if your using windows XP , make sure that you have Windows XP (Home & Pro) SP3 and the rest of the specs mentioned above.
first you download a sata controller of your hdd because winxp sp2 will not support a sata controller after you finesh download the sata controller copy the installer of windows sp2 then compile it again to gother sata contraller. or just download a windows sp3 has updated inculded sata controller that is the easy process
You may need to check to see which "service pack" you are currently on.
See below requirements:
System Software — Windows XP & Vista
Windows Vista Business or Ultimate Edition
32-bit OS Installation Only
Windows XP Professional or Home Edition
With Windows XP Service Pack 2 or Service Pack 3
Windows Vista 64-bit (any version)
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
Windows XP Media Center Edition
Windows 98, Me, 2000, NT, 95, 3.1, DOS
Windows Vista Home and Home Premium Edition
Although Windows Vista Home and Home Premium Edition have not
been tested or qualified by Digidesign, there are currently no known
issues with Vista Home and Home Premium 32-bit operating systems and
Pro Tools M-Powered 7.4 compared to the supported Windows Vista
Business or Ultimate Edition operating systems.
Windows Vista SP1
There are currently no known issues with Service Pack 1 for Windows
Vista based on our initial limited testing and customer feedback.
Although full qualification with all Digidesign products has not been
completed, we do not recommend against updating to SP1, given the number of important overall system fixes in SP1. We do
recommend that you backup your system and create a restore point before
updating to SP1, should you encounter any problems after installing the
I don't know why this wouldn't work on Vista HP, but this excerpt from the manual suggests that your XP SP1 Pro would not work without the SP2 rollup:
"Please perform the following upgrades before connecting the camera to a computer. -Upgrade Windows XP to SP2. Install Windows XP SP2. -Install Windows Messenger 5.0 or later version. Download Windows Messenger 5.0 or later version, and install it. -If using MSN Messenger, please install MSN Messenger 7.0 or later version."
Perhaps if you are following the steps exactly in the manual and it still does not work, upgrading Messenger will magically help.
Its a driver incompatibility issue. Many hardware components designed for Vista are incompatible with XP. This means that the Realtek audio driver may be the Vista version. Also, some hardware has of yet no XP drivers, so your audio components were designed for Vista only. While it may be possible to "force" the driver to work, it may involve a number of hacks to the Windows registry and other files.