HP does not list XP drivers for this model that will allow you to install XP
Please read the following warning
If you wish to install XP on this machine there is a couple of things you have to do first.
Make a backup of you Vista OS.
This will be needed so you can revert back to Vista if we have problems.
You will then need to backup any personal data you have.
XP will wipe out your drive so you will loose all data on this drive.
Then you will need to Slipstream
the Sata Driver
to a " new
" XP CD
You will need a working computer with a CD burner and internet access.
I use Nlite
the sata driver to a " new
" XP CD
Here is a good guide on how to Slipstream
Other items you will need:
A " new
" blank CD
XP CD w/SP2 (DO NOT USE SP3
: If needed
Once the XP OS is installed you will need to install the additional Drivers in this order ( Reboot the computer after each driver is installed
I am not sure which wireless card you have?
This should allow you on the intenet.
Do a Microsoft Update, but use the " Custom
This will allow you to install all the other updates without selecting SP3 (DO NOT INSTALL
You will also need these if MS Updates did not install them;
NET Framework 2.0
Windows Installer 3.1
Then proceed with the following drivers:
MS UAA Driver
MUST BE INSTALLED BEFOR THE AUDIO DRIVER
This must be manually installed.
Follow these directions:
Unzip to a folder.
If it errors use Device Manager.
From Device Manager:
Right click "Audio Device on HD"
Choose Update driver
Select: No to connect
Select: Install from a list or specific location
Select: Don't search I will choose the driver to install
In the list of common hardware types:
Scroll down and select Sound, Video, and Game controllers.
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.
Quick Launch Buttons
Synaptics Touch Pad
Cyberlink YouCam Software
If you have Bluetooth the HP Integrated Module is your Bluetooth Wireless:
If you have 7 Unknown Devices:
Hope this helps.