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05-27-2009 09:58 AM
I want to install windows Xp to my laptop Hp Pavilion dv7-1232NR but I do not find any driver for windows Xp in Hp Support & Drivers.
Could you please help me in this issue.
05-28-2009 11:48 AM - edited 09-12-2009 05:43 AM
First make Vista backup. Here You've got all informations how to do it.
Update Your Bios to the latest version from here.
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 x86 drivers) win 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.
05-28-2009 11:49 AM
Drivers for Your model:
First You must install .Net Framework here (You need it for Catalyst software and HP Quick Launch Buttons)
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, here
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
05-28-2009 11:55 AM - edited 09-12-2009 05:47 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
Realtek RTL8102E Family PCI-E Fast Ethernet here
Synaptics Touchpad here
JMB38X Card Reader 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.