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06-07-2009 01:16 AM - edited 10-16-2010 06:34 AM
1.First make Vista recovery CD/DVD before downgrade.
2.Now You will need to slipstream Sata drivers (ICH9M).
3.All drivers are posted in below reply.
06-07-2009 01:22 AM - edited 10-16-2010 06:39 AM
Intel Chipset (Install and reboot before other drivers) here
Intel Rapid Storage Technology here
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
Intel Graphic 4500MHD here
IDT High-Definition Audio CODEC here
High-Definition Audio (HDA) Modem Installer and Driver here
Synaptics Touchpad here
Atheros Wireless here
Broadcom Wireless here
HP Quick Launch Buttons here
Cyberlink YouCam Software 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.
07-10-2009 10:37 AM
Hello. I have downgraded my CQ61-115ES to XP thanks to your instructions.
All run fine, except the sound. I have not sound. I have attempted with Conexant HD audio as you write, but no effect. My device has e yellow mark with "Device cannot to start - Code 10". I have attempted with lot of drivers from IDT High Definition Audio.
Almost, the Windows Update Service, detect the ausent driver and download the IDT Codec Audio HD, but no sound too.
07-10-2009 07:38 PM
Try>>IDT High-Definition Audio CODEC
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07-11-2009 02:25 PM
Sorry for little mistake. I corrected now drviers guide for You. Check there changes for audio, modm and read comments to them.
08-03-2009 04:05 AM
Which SP have You got installed on Your XP. Have You got installed correct version of MS-UAA?
Any driver for were installed?
Was there sound before restart?
09-04-2009 02:44 AM - edited 09-04-2009 02:48 AM
Having recently bought a Presario CQ61-204SF and wanting to install Windows XP SP3 on it instead of Vista (which was pre-installed), you helped me a lot with this thread !!
All worked fine, even audio (I used sp41693, sp41698 did not fit), and used successfully sp39403 for Atheros wireless.
By the way, XP already recognised webcam, touchpad and usb port, so I did not need any specific drivers (do I miss enhanced performance?)
I did not install either "intel matrix storage manager" nor "hp quick launch buttons" (am i wrong with that?)
The only drawback I encountered was during the boot: reluctant to use the cd-rom (don’t want to waste a cd), I configured a usb key with Windows XP SP2 installation - including the SATA drivers you mentioned (ICH9M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller) - this being done with nLite (SATA drivers) and PeToUSB (iso->usb, don't forget to move txtsetup.sif to the root directory and to rename the directory minint to $WIN_NT$.~BT or you’ll meet error code 18 on boot).
Then during the boot, XP asked to insert the Windows installation cd-rom... I did not find how to bypass that with usb, so I finally "burned" a CDRW!
Thanks again for the drivers tips, all' working like a charm now!