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Donwgrade to xp

I am having having hp 520 notebook with vista I want to downgrade to xp. how to do that

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    Thanks...I tried that its not detecting HDD. kindly help me out.

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If you are running a laptop with vista preloaded make sure you find all the drivers that apply to xp and you laptop. without these drivers sound, video, etc. will not work. you have to find these drivers individually, usually come from the laptop website. If not it is very hard to find them but it can be done.

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Does windows vista boot up ok when you start computer ? if so , when you boot from the xp cd it should detect the Hard Drive, when u boot from cd on start up it should say boot from cd , press any key , if thats not comming up at all , then u need to change the bios setting's again , to boot from cd 1st and second HDD , make sure you press f10 to save bios changed setting's ,

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Put in the xp disk and boot from the cd (restart the laptop)

if it does not pick up the cd rom on boot you need to enter the
bios settings and make the first boot device the cd drive

then follow the on screen instructions

if you need further help dont hesitate to ask

hope this helps

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I unable to install Xp in my compaq cq61-132tu. The install option just doesn't get highlighted. Also, i don't have another computer.


I assume you are attempting a "downgrade" to Xp from Vista, since this laptop does not come with XP.
From the Compaq information page:
  1. HP does NOT support XP for consumer notebooks, so if you have any difficulties regarding XP, do not expect HP will help you.
  2. HP may demand you to install back VISTA if you have hardware problem to troubleshoot it.
    An option to consider-put your original Vista hdd away and install new one for XP.
  3. Some of the notebook features may not work in XP due to uncertified licenses pointed in this guide.
  4. Microsoft has released three (3) Service Packs for XP, use only SP2 for the first trial. Why? Since many of XP drivers are released based on XP-SP2.
  5. Always make Vista Recovery cd/dvd before downgrade to XP. see it here
  6. You have a folder with drivers & programs that may prove very helpful after XP downgrade.
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  7. If you have a pre-SP2 XP cd, get the full SP to Integrate with Nlite: SP2 Nlite HERE
The help guide for downgrading is here. There is a lot of information on this process written there.

However, if what you want is a an XP look and feel so you can compute the way you used to, change the Vista to look like XP in the display properties.
If you are trying to run non-Vista software, try running it in compatibility mode. To do this, right click on the program files and select properties and then locate compatibility..

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Hi, The XP drivers for your laptop are available at the HP site http://www.hp.com/. 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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