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06-17-2009 09:13 AM
Hi guys, I'm glad I found this forum. So tomorrow afternoon, my brand new Presario CQ61-115 gets delivered to my house and I plan to downgrade from VISTA to XP SP2, however when I went to the drivers pages, I found a ton of drivers for VISTA
but none for XP
Going through the forum, I see a lot of people have similar problems (although with different models) and a lot of you have helped them out so can anyone help me find the XP drivers for my laptop?
06-18-2009 09:37 PM
Write down Your p/n number which is under Your computer and looks like this.
06-19-2009 07:29 PM
First informations for You. I think then there wasn't made any guide for this model cause I see for the first time in CQ series IDT sound card. There always was Conexant sound card. I will make guide for You but I will not assure You that it will be working for 100%. So it's You choice if You want to do this or not. If You will do it please give here report about any problems or successful downgrade. It's very important for us.
06-19-2009 07:35 PM - edited 10-06-2009 02:15 PM
Please check first this link written by Joshua Wood and concentrate in it on problems that may appear when You will be installing sound card. I know then this is guide for dv5 but many hardware and drivers are the same in all models. If You will use any advice from this guide please let me know about it.
It's recommended also by me to print this guide and informations about problems with sound card.
First make Vista backup. Here You've got all informations how to do it.
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.
Now You need to slipstream Your Sata drivers (only ICH9M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller) with nLite.
Be sure also 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.
06-19-2009 07:48 PM - edited 11-16-2009 12:20 PM
Intel Chipset,(install and reboot before other drivers) here
Intel Matrix Storage Manager 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
Nvidia Graphic G 103M
How to install it in XP:
Please check first this link written by Joshua Wood and concentrate in it on problems that may appear when You will be installing sound card. I know then this is guide for dv5 but many hardware and drivers are the same for both models.
IDT High-Definition Audio CODEC Driver,
1. sp41698, vista driver, reported work in XP here
2. sp41693, vista driver, reported work in XP here
4. Find Your Vista audio driver on this DVD where You burned C:\Swsetup folder. It may also work under XP.
When You will install any audio driver with success check is Your sound working.
If there will be no sound after restart check this thread. There are informations how to solve this.
High-Definition Audio (HDA) Modem Installer and Driver here
Synaptics Touchpad here
Broadcom Wireless here
Atheros Wireless here
Bluetooth 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.