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You will need to get a copy of XP or another operating system on a CD. Put the CD in and then turn the laptop off. Turn it back on. Windows XP Setup will probably start. If so, skip the next paragraph...
If it does not, and Vista starts up again, then shut it back down, turn it back on again, and when you see the very first screen that comes on with the HP logo, press the F10 key. Then you will need to change the boot order so that it will read from the CD before loading Vista. To do this, press the right arrow key until you're at the tab labeled Boot. You then need to change the order of the boot devices so that the CD drive appears at the top of the list or as number 1. It will probably be called DVDRW or something like that. Then go to 'exit' and make sure you use the option that saves the changes you've made. It will then reboot again.
Once XP setup starts, use the option that will reformat (erase) your hard drive and install a fresh copy. Obviously you will want to make sure you have any files or information that you want to save backed up somewhere. The reason for this is that you don't want to end up with both XP and Vista installed at once (while it may sound like a cool idea, it causes WAY too many problems, believe me). Then it's pretty simple, it will go through an install process and at some point ask you to remove the CD from the drive and reboot. Make sure you do, because otherwise, it will reboot with the CD still in, and this will start the install process over again from the beginning. After this reboot, just follow the on screen instructions to set it up. And it will probably reboot one more time, and then start up normally. Congratulations.
Posted on Jan 07, 2009
1) You must have a Bootable O/S CD/DVD
2) You will have to do a clean installation of O/S
If installing Win XP be sure that there are Drivers for the Laptop available for Win XP. If not some of your hardware will not function properly.
Posted on Jan 07, 2009
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