The time now is Posted July 19, Posted July 20, Once you do that, you can insert the legal full retail version disk and reboot the system then just follow the on screen instructions. HP Communities – Hp Pavilion dv vista downgrade to xp – Enterprise Business Community I’ve done several downgrades on non-supported laptops with varying levels of success. Please guide me as I want to downgrade it from vista to xp.

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You cannot use a copy that was used to justify an upgrade, you cannot use one that came with another computer nor can paavilion use an upgrade or oem box version. But F13 has problem with Penrin cpu and can not utilize it,it is better to test.

Running windows XP SP3 without any issuee. Installed XP will show some unknown device and missing drivers.

NO need to press F7 or other keys during startup. Pavi,ion might argue this is beyond “intermediate” level as is into advanced. Already have an account? After installation system will shutdown automatically. Be sure your computer running on external power.


Normally you will need proprietary drivers for laptops. Yes, similar thing dp I posted. Posted July 19, edited. Posted September 29, If you dont have penrin cpu like you can downgrade Bios to F13 like and series and install Xp simply and find all the of drivers that you can find in this forum.

Sign up for a new account in our community. Hp has updated Bios in version because of using new Penrin CPU to be compatible with your system and when you have a windows XP and integrated sata driver with inyou should hit repeatedly F7 to install xp cause this version of Bios F25 and Posted July 20, The time now is Pls see below links for those.

Posted July 19, Please guide me as I want to downgrade it from vista to xp.

Downgrade Vista to XP – HP Pavilion DV – Tech Support Forum

Remove Advertisements Sponsored Links. The final problem you will face is that CPU fan will always running high. Sign in Already have an account? You will have a really big problem downgrading to XP with this laptop. In addition do not update your bios,F13 is the only version of Bios that is compatible with XP. Once you install the os, then you will need to install the drivers from hp.


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Or sell the machine and use the money to buy something that is not Vista. This laptop shipped with Vista.

Downgrade Vista to XP – HP Pavilion DV2700

If you are using XP SP3 the u should install Microsoft UAA driver before installing audio and modem drivers Now you can see all your device has proper drvivers installed. Anyway it’s nice to hear that finally it’s working for you.

Hi first we need the full model number there are quite a few notebooks in the series https: Virus Problem, Please Help. Note this presents some risk of bricking the whole machine.