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06-20-2009 05:54 AM
I had a HP Pavillion dv5-1004nr with Vista Home Premium. Help me downgrade to XP SP2. What are the XP drivers I need and how to go about it.
06-20-2009 11:01 AM - edited 09-12-2009 06:39 AM
Before we will start with it I've got one thing to tell You . Downgrading this model is not always easy and Your model is designed for good work under Vista. 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. 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.
Update Your Bios to the latest version from here.
How to do it?
Plug You ac adapter to the computer.
Disconnect from the internet. Switch off any antivirus and firewalls.
Start updating Bios. It may take some time. Don't switch off Your laptop, don't disconnect ac and don't do anything on it when this update is running.
Now You need to slipstream Your Sata drivers (only x86 drivers) 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.
06-20-2009 11:04 AM
Drivers for Your model:
First You must install .Net Framework here (You need it for Catalyst software and HP Quick Launch Buttons)
Ati HD 3200 Graphic here
If it will not install then use method below.
How to install HD 3200 Graphics/Video for XP
For this video graphic, ATI do NOT release XP drivers due to some agreement with HP that backed by Microsoft.
However, you may utilize Mobility Modder by driverheaven.net.
Download these files
1. Download MSXML 6.0 from Microsoft, here
download msxml6_x86.msi --> 1.5MB
2. Download Mobility Modder, here
Do the following steps
1. Please make sure you had install .Net Framework,
2. Download newest desktop drivers, (You've already downloaded it)
Run Catalyst Software Suite but cancel the installation once the driver is extracted.
3. Run Mobility Modder, browse to the driver in C:ATI/SUPPORT/xxxxx/ --> hit modify. Wait until driver is modified.
4. Wait until Install is finished and reboot
Further detail can be found in here
06-20-2009 11:11 AM - edited 09-12-2009 06:54 AM
MS-UAA for SP2 (required with a reboot before Audio, Modem and ATI HDMI Audio) here
MS-UAA for SP3 (required with a reboot before Audio, Modem and ATI HDMI Audio) here
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
ATI HDMI Audio here
HP Quick Launch Buttons here
Broadcom Wireless here
Atheros Wireless here
Realtek RTL8102E Family PCI-E Fast Ethernet here
Synaptics Touchpad here
JMB38X Card Reader Host Controller Driver here
Cyberlink YouCam here
ENE CIR Receiver 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.