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Function key i have a hp compaq 6710b laptop. i downgraded vista to xp and i had installed all drivers but only thing which is not working now is the function key. Please advice me how to rectify this

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  • lesbrothwood Aug 18, 2008

    Exactly the same - I downgraded from Vista to XP and the function key will not operate

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You have to download xp patch 0001212120007.pat

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I have a hp 6710b with OS Windows vista business SP2 but when i want to install Bluetooth diver its gives a message that Bluetooth hardware is not found


See if you can activate the bluetooth hardware by clicking on the FN [Function Key] and the Wireless icon, this will enable to bluetooth device and toy can install the driver accordidingly

Aug 31, 2011 | HP Compaq 6710b Notebook

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I have HP dv6701au laptop. previously it was loaded with Vista, but now i have installed XP. The problem is that i can't get the appropriate drivers for my laptop. i had already asked the same from HP...


Before downgrading from Windows Vista to Windows XP you should always confer with your computer's manufacturers website to look up your model and see if they support the downgrade. Often times the only way for you to downgrade is to have it done before receiving the computer, since a majority of the hardware on the laptop is made specifically for Vista and is not backwards compatible. Looking on the HP website, I see that they only offer a very limited number of Windows XP drivers for your system, which tells us that downgrading is not possible.
I would recommend that you consider not downgrading but rather upgrading to Windows 7 as it is a much more stable and functional OS than its predecessor Windows Vista. You can even run Windows 7 in Windows XP compatibility mode so you can enjoy the benefits and upgrade of Windows 7 but still have the Windows XP feel and functionality. I will be writing a How-To/Tip on Windows XP Compatibility mode today so you can be on the lookout for more information on that.

Jan 27, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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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.
    Copy folder C:\Swsetup to DVD Before formatting your hdd.
  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..

Jan 04, 2010 | HP Presario CQ60-204NR PC Notebook

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Can i install XP on a preinstalled vista OS on Compaq presario c700, and can i get the drivers i need?


You can install XP over Vista if you want. You should be able to get the drivers as well. I believe the instructions for this (if you need them) can be found at HP (Compaq).

Be very certain this is what you want to do before you start. Are you having trouble with your present configuration? It may be easier to fix your trouble than change your OS.

You may want to go to www.pcpitstop.com and have your computer scanned for problems before you start. This is a free service. If you go ahead with the install, go back to PC Pitstop and have it scanned.

Oct 19, 2009 | Compaq Presario C700T Notebook

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My laptop is c700 compaq presario. Its touchpad is working but click is not falling. I'm using windows XP. Pls help


try to install the driver for touchpad, if the same check the hardware.. or try return to vista if working properly it means some problem for os xp.. because you downgrade the system...

hp company advice all user to do not downgrade but we can we use xp. the problem only not compatible some drivers


thanls

Sep 05, 2009 | Compaq Presario C700T Notebook

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Downgraded Vista to XP from Presario c700


A lot of times, when downgrading from factory installed operating systems, you run into driver issues because they arent written for any other operating system than what they offer. My best recommendation is to google the component name and desired operating system into google (like AC97 xp driver or ATI Radeon 1300m xp driver). This will take you to a lot of 3rd party sites that have drivers to work for those specific devices. Same thing happened to me with my dell xps 1530. Came with vista, but i wanted xp. Had to scour the dell site to find drivers, but eventually found them. Once you find them, burn them to a disk for later reference.

Jun 04, 2009 | HP Compaq Presario V3000T Notebook

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How want to downgrade win vista to xp pro hp compaq v3000


If you have a Windows XP Pro installation disk, put it in the optical drive, restart your computer, on startup, go to BIOS settings (usually press [Delete] and set the optical drive as first boot device. Save changes and exit. When the computer starts it usually says to press any key to start from CD. Press any key and the windows installation will start. Make sure you format C: and you will downgrade to Windows XP Pro. If you want to upgrade to Vista again, you will need to know the keyboard sequence to start Vista from Its partition or have Vista install disk.

May 25, 2009 | HP Compaq Presario V3000T Notebook

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Xp audio driver for my laptop compaq presario c735et


Hello,

All this latest HP notebooks are specially meant for Vista. XP drivers for this notebook are not designed. So, HP strongly recomends not to downgrade the OS.

Anyhow, as you have already installed XP, I will provide the workaround Audio driver. That should work.

I did research on this and found this drivers.

You have to install two drivers on XP to get Audio.

First, download and install the Microsoft UAA driver from the below URL:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/genericSoftwareDownloadIndex?cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&softwareitem=ob-47284-1&jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN

After that download and install the Conexant Audio Driver from the below URL:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/genericSoftwareDownloadIndex?cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&softwareitem=ob-42513-1&jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN

That should get install.

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