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Downgrade Hey i wanna downgrade my laptop from Vista to Xp how do i get all the right drivers for XP? can you help me find the drivers that i need and were to get them?

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Hi, The XP drivers for your laptop are available at the HP site Click on "Software & Driver Downloads" leftside near the bottom, enter your product "Pavilion dv9205us", click on "Microsoft Windows XP". May I suggest that you download them now even if still running vista and then burn to a CD or copy to a flashdrive. That way when you have downgraded to XP, the drivers are readily available. Hope this be of help/idea. Post back how things turns up or should you need additional information. Good luck and kind regards.

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From the Compaq information page:
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