The entire process lasts about an hour but varies on the hardware configuration of your computer. You can’t post conmments that contain an email address. To avoid endless rebooting while trying to first install XP, remove all partitions including the recovery partition. The spec drive in your machine is a GB, you may get a decent increase in speed if you use a newer SATA hard drive with a fresh install of Windows on it and simply put the existing drive as the slave or drive 2. The two biggies are the chip set and the audio driver. Show posts by this member only Post 3.

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This is what we talked about, activating your Windows. Beforehand, we went through and got all of our drivers on our thumb drive. Jan 6 Please assign your manual to a product: Make sure to activate your new operating system so you can receive ahc software and drivers from Microsoft. You can see here that there are a lot of unknown devices: Activate your copy of XP to get driver updates. Show posts by this member only Post 6.


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Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. Anyways, I got the audio driver for XP, you can give it a try Sorry but you can’t use SATA on this laptop.

And away we go. Show posts by this member only Post Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US. Follow the adventures of two HP Web Support Specialists as they try to comoaq the experiences of customers.

If you want to find out who the manufacturer is, you click the plus 3v700 next to it. Posted on May 16, I have already done a diagnostic on the hard drive and it is working perfectly.

Instead of replacing the entire operating system, if you have lots of hard disk space, you can create a dual boot PC and have both XP and Vista.

As you can see, even for us experienced HP technical people, we were taking this adventure to change our operating system and we ran into trouble.

Alun Cox Level 3 Expert Answers. Related Question Hello sir, i am facing a problem regarding preasrio in my compaq presario v laptop running under windows xp service pack Compaq Presario PC Desktop.


How does HP install software and gather data? I’m very sure you can find it at compaq website. What can I do?

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Actually, put your files on a blank CD before you upgrade or downgradeor change your operating system. Subscribe to this forum Receive email notification when a new topic is posted in this forum and you are not active on the board.

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Record XP drivers to CD! For some reason, audio drivers tend to be a little problematic when it comes to upgrading and downgrading. Here’s a link to this great service Good luck! The support for your product drastically changes. You can’t post conmments that contain an email address.

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