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Old 03-05-2009, 01:24 AM   #1
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I would like to know if it would be possible to install Windows XP on this laptop, do I just pop in the XP cd at bootup or do I have to format the drive first and also will I be able to find all the drivers for it. Thank you

Here are the details from HP.com

Product Name CQ60-224NR
Product Number NB050UA#ABA
Microprocessor 2.16 GHz Intel Pentium Dual-Core Mobile Processor T3400
Microprocessor Cache 1MB L2 Cache
Memory 3072MB
Memory Max 4096MB
Video Graphics Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500M
Video Memory Up to 1309MB
Hard Drive 250GB (5400RPM)
Multimedia Drive SuperMulti 8X DVDĪR/RW with Double Layer Support
Display 15.6" Diagonal High Definition HP BrightView Display (1366x768)
Fax/Modem High speed 56k modem
Network Card Integrated 10/100 Ethernet LAN
Wireless Connectivity 802.11b/g WLAN

Sound Altec Lansing speakers
Keyboard 101-key compatible
Pointing Device Touch Pad with On/Off button and dedicated vertical scroll Up/Down pad
PC Card Slots
External Ports 5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader for Secure Digital cards, MultiMedia cards, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, or xD Picture cards
3 Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0
1 Headphone out
1 microphone-in
1 VGA (15-pin)
1 RJ-11 (modem)
1 RJ -45 (LAN)

Dimensions 14.88" (L) x 9.9" (D) x 13.8" (min H) -1.72" (max H)
Weight 6.57lbs
Security Kensington MicroSaver lock slot
Power-on password
Accepts 3rd party security lock devices

Power 65W AC Adapter
6-Cell Lithium-Ion battery

additional info from Device Manager:

Imaging devices:
Hp Webcam 101


Network Adapter: Atheros AR5007

Sound: Connexant SmartAudio 221
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Old 03-05-2009, 07:55 PM   #3
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this says it's only for amd laptops
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go to the hp link down the bottom and enter your model number,go to the download page and look for your xp drivers
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Old 03-07-2009, 03:31 PM   #5
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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 to slipstream 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


Sata Driver

SP2: If needed

Your Specs:

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)



LAN Driver

I am not sure which wireless card you have?

Broadcom WLan


Intel WLan

This should allow you on the intenet.
Do a Microsoft Update, but use the " Custom" option.
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

This must be manually installed.
Follow these directions:
Unzip to a folder.
Run installer.
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:
Buttons Drivers

Go back to the Device Manager and check for errors (yellow!? or Red x)
Post any remainning errors.

Hope this helps.
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The links from the Intel site are gone - for the SATA driver and the chipset. Is there another way to find these, on the Intel site or elsewhere? (What were the filenames?)
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Sata driver:

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