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Re: install windows xp to presario c700
The XP drivers exist for this model they just have to be downloaded from somewhere other than the product page for this unit on the HP site - for whatever reason they've chosen not to include the full array of drivers for the XP platform under their support link for your laptop.
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You can install xp on a vista laptop, you will need an xp install cd and you will need to backup your data (it will be erased in the downgrade process). As for the drivers, go to your laptops manufactures site. They will have a support section for your laptop model where you can see if there are drivers for xp. If you have the hardware that will support windows 7, I would go with that. Xp is slow and no longer supported by Microsoft as of April 2014, which poses a security risk. Windows 7 will be supported for a while and is faster and more stable than xp or vista.
hello. sir. i have lost sound from my lap top Compaq presario C700 after installing windows XP. kindly help me. my laptop is also showing pproblem during installation of hard drive for same driver, every time i turn on my laptop. i donot have the installation mother board for the same laptop
goto the above link, type your service tag number in the product box. (you can found the service tag no. on the bottom of your lap-top, just revert it back and try to read).
Then select your OS i.e. Windows XP and download the driver.
Dear sir, I purchased a new laptop compaq presario c700. When I tried to install os it is booting from cd but it is not recognising harddisk. I checked in BIOS but I didn't find the option where to find harddisk. So please provivide the solution