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Downgrade to XP

I just purchased an HP Pavilion dv6-1001tx and it has Vista ultimate. (Far from ultimate) Been 2 weeks and I hate the os. Any way to put XP Pro on it? Will the drivers support XP? Can't get much info from HP.

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  • jbickford Apr 16, 2009

    Thanks!

  • jbickford Apr 16, 2009

    I have XP Pro so not a problem. I have a back up of my files, so I could just copy them back after the "fresh install". In theory, right?

  • jbickford Apr 16, 2009

    Guess I'm SOL, it's 64 bit. Damn.

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Unfortunately there is no way to simply down grade from any version of Vista. Although you can install Windows XP via the, "fresh install", method. What you would need to do is format the Hard Disk, (erase it), and run the Windows XP installation from a disc. Note: You will need to purchase a copy of XP from your local retailer.

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    Nathan Brown Apr 16, 2009

    It will have to be the 64bit version.

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    Nathan Brown Apr 16, 2009

    Yes. Make sure you backup any pic's, video, photos, etc. before you do anything. After the installation has been completed you should be able to copy all of your files right back to the PC.

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    Nathan Brown Apr 16, 2009

    I knew it was 64bit! haha... I could tell when I looked it up on HP's support page.

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Looks like they do not have very many drivers listed for XP on their site, but all of them (obviously) for Vista. I would recommend you not downgrade to XP with that particular laptop. Sorry!

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    Justin Apr 16, 2009

    In theory, yep. Cross your fingers getting anything besides the video driver to work, though!!

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    Justin Apr 16, 2009

    It doesn't have to be XP 64-bit, unless you have a 64-bit processor (and thus, they would've sent you a version of Vista 64-bit, which you can go to properties of "Computer" and double-check). Sorry for that other guy.

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