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Windows XP drivers

I have problem in downgrading my new laptop. I want mak it windows XP instead of Vista. Can anybody tell from where I can get the drivers fir XP, My laptop is CQ40-145TU

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    cd40 145tu xp drivers please

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Just go to the HP compact web page im sure you'll find the drivers there.

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