When the computer is bootingup the Windows installer begins to try to install a DVD-It Starts with the Windows Installer preparing to install, then says please wait while Windos configures WIN DVD, then it says the feature is on a network that is unavailable. Pushing Cancel only starts the process all over again. I have to end the process by doing CTRL-ALT-DELETE. But the next time I boot the computer it starts all over again.
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You can download the audio and device drivers from the Compaq/HP WEBsupport/download page. Make sure you select your model laptop and the Windowsdrivers you require and install them. Click on this link to download thedrivers: - www.compaq.com/country/cpq_support.html
insert a CD/DVD copy of windows into your disk drive, then just follow the online screen guide.
You must first set your bios settings, the first boot should be the CD/DVD rom drive then your hard disk. Re-start your PC and press any key once it show during command prompt display.
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Yes you can ...
Fisrt of all download the Windows 7 upgrade advisor for the microsoft website and scan your computer .
Get to near by store purchase a retail disk of Windows 7
Put in the retail disk in the computer
While booting up the computer keep on tapping the ESC key on the keyboard to get to the oen time boot menu.
Try to install the OS from the One time boot menu.... Select the CD/DVD group...
Press any key......
It will start Installing the Windows 7
All you can do is Reinstall windows. You should get the Windows Vista Installation CD with your laptop and all you have to do is put it in and restart your computer and when the message that says "Press any key to boot from CD" press a key.
If it doesn't show up, you may have to press a key like DEL or F12 to get the boot sequencer. When you first turn on the computer you should see the Compaq logo. At the bottom of the screen you should see some buttons to press to do things like BIOS and Boot Sequence. You want Boot Sequence. Once in boot sequence, select the CD-DVD and press any key when it says to.
Once in follow instructions or oyu can reply and i will tell you how to install.
It's a relatively simply procedure, 1st download all of the necessary drivers for your laptop from Compaq's website under the support section. You'll want the drivers for Window's XP. Either burn these drivers to a CD or place them on a flash drive. Also if you already have documents or data on the laptop that you would like to keep you'll need to back that up as well to either a CD/DVD or a flash drive.
Next you'll need a Windows XP installer disk. Place the disk in your laptop and reboot. The system should prompt you, asking you if you'd like to boot off of the CD press any key. Hit any key and the computer should boot from the XP CD. The system will take a while as it loads up the installer shell. If the system does not boot from the CD you will need to go into the BIOS or CMOS and change the boot order for the computer to make the CDROM or DVD ROM the 1st boot device. The 1st prompt on the installer should be a license agreement, hit F8 to continue. The next steps will pretty much be up to you. Things like where you want to install windows XP, do you want to format the drive, etc. This sounds like your 1st install so you may want to leave everything as default. Windows should detect your Vista install and by default install it as a seperate installation allowing you to boot into either OS.
After the OS has prepared the hard disk and copied all files the computer will reboot and will boot into a installer kernel and will prompt you for even more selections. This process will take longer than the initial portion and most of these settings you can leave at default as well. When this part is complete the system will reboot again and your installation of XP should be complete.
When the system boots into windows it will ask you to create a user name, create a user name or multiple ones. Put in your driver CD or flash drive and proceed to restore your files and install your drivers. That's the revised version of it anyway.