Question about HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook
In order to change from Windows Vista to Windows XP you will need to purchase the Windows XP disk. Once you have purchased the disk you will need to reformat your computer. In order to do this click on Start
Click on Programs
Click on Accessories
Click on Command Prompt
type in Format C:\
answer Y to the prompt
Wait for it to format
Put the XP cd into your cd drive
follow the step by step instructions that come up on the screen
Posted on Jul 14, 2008
Before changing just check the manufacture website for drivers then only change to xp
Posted on May 16, 2008
SOURCE: i want to install windows xp sp2
It's a relatively simply procedure, 1st download all of the necessary drivers for your laptop from Compaq's website under the support section. You'll want the drivers for Window's XP. Either burn these drivers to a CD or place them on a flash drive. Also if you already have documents or data on the laptop that you would like to keep you'll need to back that up as well to either a CD/DVD or a flash drive.
Next you'll need a Windows XP installer disk. Place the disk in your laptop and reboot. The system should prompt you, asking you if you'd like to boot off of the CD press any key. Hit any key and the computer should boot from the XP CD. The system will take a while as it loads up the installer shell. If the system does not boot from the CD you will need to go into the BIOS or CMOS and change the boot order for the computer to make the CDROM or DVD ROM the 1st boot device. The 1st prompt on the installer should be a license agreement, hit F8 to continue. The next steps will pretty much be up to you. Things like where you want to install windows XP, do you want to format the drive, etc. This sounds like your 1st install so you may want to leave everything as default. Windows should detect your Vista install and by default install it as a seperate installation allowing you to boot into either OS.
After the OS has prepared the hard disk and copied all files the computer will reboot and will boot into a installer kernel and will prompt you for even more selections. This process will take longer than the initial portion and most of these settings you can leave at default as well. When this part is complete the system will reboot again and your installation of XP should be complete.
When the system boots into windows it will ask you to create a user name, create a user name or multiple ones. Put in your driver CD or flash drive and proceed to restore your files and install your drivers. That's the revised version of it anyway.
Posted on Jul 10, 2008
First check the System requirements
The following list describes the recommended minimum hardware requirements for basic functionality of the different editions of Windows Vista. Actual hardware requirements vary, depending on system configuration and on the programs and the features that you install. If you install Windows Vista over a network, additional hard disk space may be required.
Windows Vista Home Basic
Note On system configurations that use system memory as graphics memory, at least 448 MB of system memory must be available to the operating system after some memory is allocated for graphics.
Note This includes a DirectX 9-class graphics card that supports the following:
loadTOCNode(3, 'summary'); To perform a clean installation of Windows Vista from the current version of Windows on the computer, follow these steps:
Note Drive is the drive letter of the computer’s DVD drive.
Note for the option below The computer must be configured to start from the DVD drive.
To perform a clean installation of Windows Vista by starting the computer from the Windows Vista DVD, follow these steps:
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