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05-20-2009 07:55 PM
I purchased the Presario CQ60-215DX and it came with Vista.
When I checked on http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareList?os
Vista on the other hand looks fully loaded (like we would expect).
Is it possible for me to downgrade to XP given there are certain drivers needed for the video card and networking etc?
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05-21-2009 08:06 AM
First make Vista backup. How to do it all informations here.
Be sure that You are using WinXP SP2 version. If you haven't got SP2 version here you can download this service pack
and here You have got guide how to slipstream this file with Your system again by nLite.
In this program You can even burn Your new XP cd with this driver.
05-21-2009 08:09 AM - edited 09-12-2009 05:07 AM
Nvidia chipset here (First install this and reboot. Don't install only Network Management Tools (v67.91) "Sedona" from this package)
MS-UAA for SP2 (required with a reboot before Audio, Modem and Graphic driver) here
MS-UAA for SP3 (required with a reboot before Audio, Modem and Graphic driver) here
Nvidia GeForce 8200M G
Modded Nvidia drivers ver 186.81.
How to install them in XP:
1. Download driver here, double click and select extract,
2. Download from this site with drivers also INF Modified and replace original INF in extracted folder,
3. Install & reboot.
Conexant High-Definition Audio here
Unzip to a folder..use Device Manager,right click "Audio Device on HD",choose Update driver,
No to connect,
Install from a list or specific location,
Select Don't Search, I will choose the driver to install,
For the Hardware Type select 'Show All Devices'
Remove the check from "Show Compatible Hardware" and click on "Have Disk".
Next...browse to the unzipped folder and choose the "WiSVHe5.inf".
Ignore XP when it complains.
Conexant HDAUDIO Soft Data Fax Modem with SmartCP here
Atheros Wireless here
Broadcom Wireless here
HP Quick Launch Buttons here
if You have web cam: Cyberlink YouCam here
If you had for 7 unknown devices (buttons drivers), here (New link)
Do manual installation
Go to device manager, right click unknown device,
Choose to update driver, No to connect,
Choose install from a list or specific location, Don't search, Have disk,
Browse to the location of machine.inf.
Do it for the rest of unknown devices.
04-04-2010 10:35 PM
How should I do the downgrade if I got the XP SP3?
Actually, I have done it. Now it comes a problem that the windows tell me there is no audio device, even though I have installed all of the driver...
04-04-2010 11:02 PM
SP3 causes many problems with Audio. Try this and reboot
MS UAA for XP SP3, here
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