I have Hp dv6255us laptop. I downgraded from Vista Home premium to Xp professional. Every thing seems to be fine except for sound drivers. No Sound and mic is also not working. Need immediate help. Thanks
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Re: No Sound and mic not working
Sometimes the drivers for a particular device are not compatible with some Operating System. It has happened to me before after downgrading from Vista Home Premium to XP Professional. The drivers were ok but no sound could be heard. What I did was to test with external speakers connected via the audio jack and it worked perfectly. I then concluded that the internal speakers of the Notebook were bad and suggested it to be changed but the owner hadn't money to that extra mile and I left it there. So, find out from the Device Manager whethere the drivers are intact and test with external speakers ok. Good luck
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Look up your laptop on HPs website. Confirm that there are XP drivers for your laptop before doing this. It is POSSIBLE to downgrade, but prepare to become one with Google. If HP has no XP drivers, then youll have to manually search for the drivers. If you have to go hunting, use a program called Everest to identify your hardware. In some cases the Vista driver will work for XP (you may have to force install). Good luck.
Its a driver incompatibility issue. Many hardware components designed for Vista are incompatible with XP. This means that the Realtek audio driver may be the Vista version. Also, some hardware has of yet no XP drivers, so your audio components were designed for Vista only. While it may be possible to "force" the driver to work, it may involve a number of hacks to the Windows registry and other files.
Download Microsoft UAA drivers Uninstall your sound drivers through device manager then install th UAA drivers and reboot on reboot go to device manager and update sound drivers will go on net and find and install them give me a FIXYA when done please
Yes you can downgrade it to windows xp. go to toshiba website www.toshiba.com and from there you can download the drivers for Windows XP. befor installing Windows XP please download the Network driver and save it on a CD or any other driver. Then install Windows XP. Install the network drivers, connect to the internet and install the other drivers required.
Did you look in the CDs you got from your pc vendor ?
Look in the documents you got with the pc for the motherboard(main board in your pc) manual, if you don't have the manual
try to locate it in one of the CDs included with the pc.
The important thing is to find out who made your motherboard and what is the model.
Once you know that, go to the manufacturer website, find the drivers for your model( for XP of course), download it and install it in your pc.
Note: when you get the drivers, SAVE it in a CD.
Let's start by not calling it a downgrade, Vista hasn't proven itself to be an upgrade yet.
I have litterally done hundreds of Vista to XP swaps at my shop. Don't be affraid to do an XP reload, manufacturers have realized the mistake of not offering XP drivers for thier hardware and now have them on thier site. Out of the machines I've reloaded with XP, I've only run into a couple of Acers that I had to break down to get the info from a video or sound card. You shouldn't have any problem loading it yourself.
Sorry to inform you but you cant downgrade from vista to xp on this model I have found most systems that are designed to run vista lose several drivers when downgraded to xp.
the only solution that will restore drivers would be to reload vista by purchasing an upgrade version of vista (this allows an upgrade from xp to vista and will restore drivers only catch is your xp operating system must be xp home with sp2(service pack 2).
When you removed vista from your machine you actually downgraded by replacing the vista operating system with XP.