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Purchased computer model Elite 9070a have been well serviced with HP products this being 3rd HP computer we have purchased. However am very disalusioned with Vista program and wish to replace with windows xp. am unable to install as computer tells us program older than that installed! do not wish to continue with Vista please advise how to remove and replace with xp? If unable to assist will consider exchanging system for Apple/Mac dual Thank you Tere Burdett

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You sound like you tried to install XP with Vista running - this will generate the message that you have received.

To install XP on your system, insert your XP disk into the computer and then restart it.

Select Boot From Disk during start up and this will lead you into the XP Installation.

Xp will not recognise Vista and will just overwrite it - deleting the current OS and formatting the C:\

Good luck.

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Processor fan? Computer case fan? Palm fan, lol?

1) Computer Case Fan = System Fan:

The computer case fan is referred to as the System Fan, in proper geek speak.
Back of the computer case/bottom for the Elite 7000 series.

To remove;
1) Unplug the computer from power,
2) FOLLOW Anti-Static Precautions,

3) Remove the four Philips head screws, from the back side of the computer holding the fan,
4) Unplug the fan's cable from the motherboard connector.
Red/Brown connector on motherboard labeled SYS_FAN1

This is the HP Parts Store, and listing for parts for your computer,

Scroll the page down to a little less than halfway.
Fan [Electronic Parts]
You can click on the camera icon to the right of -> In stock, to view it.


Yeah RiGhT, HP!

Let's look at another example from an aftermarket dealer,,Computer,Part,449207001.aspx

Yeah, right!

If the computer case fan is the problem, I need you to measure it.
Laying flat, measure both directions across it.
Now measure the thickness.

Let's look at some examples of computer case fans,

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Click in the mm box, then type the size. Now go below, and click on Convert.

Let's use 120mm computer case fans for an example,

Hmmmm, around $6 to $15 bucks. !O_O!

Just one website, just the 120mm examples. Post in a Comment as to the outside dimensions, and I'll post a few websites for you.
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We're talking about a Processor fan?
I do not see a listing. Probably part of a combo, and is listed three listings under the -> Fan [Electronic Parts]

-> Heat Sink [Electronic Parts]
586374-001 -> Contact HP

Contact HP? Ummm, no thanks. I'll just look that up with aftermarket dealers.,Computer,Part,586374001.aspx

$100 bucks. Ummmm, No.
That babies going to get dust on it, sitting on your shelves.

Yep. Seems to be the norm.
Nope, not this kid.

When purchasing a Processor fan, you can purchase the Fan by itself, if you know the dimensions, and method of mounting, or you can purchase a Fan/Heatsink combo.

If the Processor fan is bad, we need to talk maryscopes.

In-between the Top of the Processor, and bottom of the finned Heatsink that sits on it, is Thermal Paste.

A magnified view of the Top of the Processor, and Bottom of the Heatsink, would detail, 'Hills, Valleys, and Pitholes'.

When you mate the two parts together, Heatsink to Processor, there are Air Pockets created by these imperfections.

Air is an Insulator, not a Conductor.
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The heat may have caused the Thermal Paste to dry up, or harden.
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In fact, it will become an Insulator, and not a Conductor. (Of heat)
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Even if you just replace the Fan.
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We'll come back to this.

The easiest things to do, of course, is to replace the fan itself.

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Yours may be different model number, but I suspect it will be an
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That is a Model -> series.

There is a Model Number also.
For HP the Product Number is the model number.
P/N = Product Number.
This on the back, or up on the side, in a white Service Tag.

There are two processor sockets used for an Intel Core i5 processor.
The older LGA 1156, and the newer LGA 1155.
(Looks backwards, huh?)

Good thing is, the method for mounting the Heatsink to the motherboard, is the same for both, the LGA 1156, and the LGA 1155 processor socket.

This is because the two processor sockets use the same dimensions,

LGA 1156,

You can click on the photo to enlarge it. Same thing for the next link,
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Have to get the correct one, or it will not fit. I do not have your HP computer in front of me, and need your eyes so we together, can find the correct one.

I now want to show you a couple of basic examples, using Fan/Heatsink combos. One for the 1155, one for the 1156 processor socket.
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See the four Philips head screws?
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Same method of mounting.

May be cheaper, and easier, to just buy the fan/heatsink combo, remove the fan, and use it.

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Relieve your body of Static BEFORE, reaching inside that unplugged from power, computer.

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