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Cant install xp

My nfriend has a compaq laptop with athlon processor. he had xp on it but decided to install vista. activation was attempted and it said it was not a legal copy. he formatted the hard drive and now it wont let him install xp. ntldr is missing and it wont boot from a genuine xp disc. what to do???

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Sounds like your friend has removed the system partition. go into the bios and make sure that cd rom is selected as the first item to boot to

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My laptop was need to activation


A Compaq Presario 700US doesn't have the hardware to run Vista.
1.Processor: AMD Duron processor that operates at 900MHz

2.Ram Memory: 256MB of PC133 ram memory, (SDR Sdram that operates at 133MHz)
3.Graphics: VIA S3 Integrated graphics chip

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00255264&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=95525

Your laptop will run Windows XP, but I would advise upping the ram memory amount to the maximum, for the best Windows XP experience. That would be 384MB of ram memory.

Change to Windows XP? Sure. Just buy the full installation disk of Windows XP. (About $95 US online)
Be sure to go into your BIOS Setup, and in Boot Options set the first boot device to CDROM.

Whoever tried to put Windows Vista on that laptop, didn't know what they were doing. That laptop Will Not run it!

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00255264&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=95525

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I Need Window's XP Drivers For my compaq


you can check the drivers names with this software Everst ultimate Edition download it and see if u can downlod the recongnized drivers by soft.

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Window xp driver


kothiya,

Here's the link for all the driver u need,

http://www.zyxware.com/articles/2007/12/17/compaq-presario-v6604au-laptop-drivers-for-windows-xp

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Just go to hp.com and search for the model of your Laptop.

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I am sorry but I have to say Vista is probably not the Operating System for your laptop. I decided to downgrade my Toshiba A135-S2276 to Windows XP (click here for an article about that) and it has been running 20 times better ever since. Windows Vista requires at least 2GB of ram, a fast processor and a good graphics card to run correctly, you'll be happier with XP.

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