I have HP Pavallion dv5 1106AX Notebook. It comes Windows Vista pre-installed. now i want to install windows XP but setup does not get started. Perhaps there is some BIOS coding which prevents the set up.
plzz help me out to overcome this problem and crack that code.
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Re: unable to install windows XP on my Notebook
You can't install Windows Xp from witin Windows vista. (not backwards comparable).
restart the computer press F12 when the HP logo comes up. that will bring you into BIOS. select advace>>boot order.
select CD-ROM as first boot. HHD asn second.
exit the BIOS and restart the laptop with CD in the CD drive.
press enter when the system start to install from CD......
and follow the screen (must reformat the HHD).
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From your message i understand that you are unable to install the Windows XP sound drivers in your notebook. Let me assist you in this regard. As per HP your notebook is preinstalled with Windows Vista Operating system. If you have installed Windows XP, please download and install the sound drivers from the below weblink : http://techsupport4pc.com/v13.htm
Hello there. I understand that your which is preinstalled with Windows Vista, you want to install Windows XP on it.
Your Notebook is not having SATA drivers for XP. that is Windows XP setup do not detect your hard drive For this you need separate SATA drivers. To get more information log on to HP.com chat support for exact SATA drivers for your model.
They will assist you better regarding the issue. You can log on to the HP chat support by clicking or the below link or copy and paste the link in address bar of a web browser.
You must (1) create your recovery DVD's first before blowing the operating system away - doing this will enable you at a latter stage to reinstall vista latter if xp doesn't work. Go to All Programs >> Recovery Manager >> Create recovery DVD's (2) burn a copy of your software setup folder from your OS. Make a note from device manager the make of specific hardware like wifi manufacture, modem, audio, video, webcam ect. you can sometimes go to the manufactures website to chase drivers. Some of the drivers are backwards compatible with xp. There is no code for loading xp onto your laptop or changes in bios - there are eprom settings but that is held in confidence with Hp and you can't get them without a special dos based program for you'll **** up the bios no end. The version of Xp you use must be SATA Supported - it's that simple. Older versions of Xp that is IDE will not detect SATA drives.
Unfortunately, even though you have paid for a Vista license, this does not mean you can just install any copy of Windows XP. You need to purchase either Windows XP Home or Windows XP Professional. If its a business system you would be better with Windows XP Pro.
The reason for purchasing is that the software is licensed to you, you may wish to contact Toshiba and see if they can swap your Vista license for a Windows XP license. The other option is picking up a copy of Windows in the shop and installing it yourself. This is no easy task unless you have experience doing so.
Please try either contacting Toshiba to see what they say, or see about purchasing your own windows XP.