Hi , i have a HP Pavilion DV6700 that came with Vista , but there are some applications that are not compatible and would like 2 install XP as well . However there r some problems since it seems i cant install it and have them concurrently ON at the same time. Wat can i do ? Pliz Help
Which applications are not compatible? Do you try to run them in compatibility mode set at windows XP? You may install VMWare Server to run a virtual machine XP from Vista without dual boot, allowing running XP and Vista at the same time, its easy to install/configure, need a good computer with 2Gb ram min.
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Yes, You can dual boot Windows XP and Vista but you'll be having problem finding drivers if you install Windows XP on this computer since Windows XP supported drivers aren't available on Hp download page. HP has only Windows Vista and Windows 7 drivers for this System.
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If you are downgrading your OS from Vista to XP, you have to repartition & reformat your HDD before fresh installing Win XP OS. BSOD is due to drivers installed which is not compatible to you hardware,
You have to check if any drivers for XP is available for your laptop model @ HP Support
You can use the "Service Tag" for your search to locate the exact model.
well every application and software is built on on a platform that is compatiable with some certain operating system . u should have encounter some applications that run well in xp and vitsa but are not compatiable with win 9X and others . win xp also introduce a option of compatibility for applications . just right click a .exe file and go to properties there u will find some options . suppose if u have some application or software which were runing fine in win 9x and 2000 but seem not to work in win xp u can set option from compatibility than how the system should run the application and in what platform . if u choose win9x/2000 option the o/s will trick the software that actually its runing on win98/2000 . but it works in some cases .
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which is the version of xp u have.. i think xp sp2 has the xp drivers or you can manually load the drivers when trying to install xp pressing a f6 key.. for which you must have the floppy disk with the sata drivers from the hard disk manufacturer..
This should be aviable on the CD that came with the system, Check your manufactures page to see if they have a downgrade cd aviable since most companies now offer this. In case there is then you can download the drivers from the manufactures web page and put it on a floppy so you can use it .. (win XP will tell you to press F6 to install 3rd party drivers. You may also try www.driverguide.com or you can use certin software like driver magician to find and download them for you..
you dont mention the drivers you need, you dont get drivers for software as you say, but if you mean the motherboard drivers, you will have to find out the maker of your board then search the relevant makers web site for drivers.
The only problem you may come across is that the bios may have a different version for Vista than that of what you need for XP so there may be some problems stting up the motherboard drivers.