Vista -> Xp pro downgrade - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Laptops and Notebooks
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-08-2009, 11:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 3
Default Vista -> Xp pro downgrade

I have a pavilion dv1017nr laptop, and I want to down grade to XP. I have found every driver for xp except the audio drivers. What are the chances of getting the audio to work with the vista drivers?

Also whenever I boot from the xp cd, after it loads the setup files, it blue-screens.

Anyone have any ideas?

I've tried installing from one of my:

a) sp1 discs
b) sp3 discs

Yes, the computer was turned on.

jwhitley is offline  
Old 04-08-2009, 11:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
Private Joker
carnageX's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 23,111
Default Re: Vista -> Xp pro downgrade

You will most likely need to turn SATA mode to IDE in the BIOS (dunno if you'll be able to do this in HP's BIOS or not). That or find SATA drivers and slipstream them into a custom XP disc with nLite.

IMO, just stick with Vista. It's not bad (I'm using Ultimate x64 right now in fact). I like it way more than XP. XP has overstayed its welcome IMO.

Laptop: MSI GT70 2OC-059us | i7-4700MQ | 16GB | GTX 770m | 500GB SSD / 750GB HDD | 17.3" | Win10 Pro
Desktop: 4690k | 12GB g.Skill RipJaws | GTX 970 | 520hx | Z87X-UD4H | Corsair Vengeance C70 | Corsair H110 | Acer 25" | Acer 22" | Win10
Mobile: Samsung Galaxy Note 5

If I help you, or you just like what I said, rep me by clicking the under my post
carnageX is offline  
Old 04-09-2009, 02:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
Imperial Space Womble
Harper's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Australia
Posts: 6,903
Default Re: Vista -> Xp pro downgrade

Make sure that your Hard drive setting is on IDE and not RAID or AHD. My MSI laptop does the same thing.

As for the audio drivers, I know that calling HP is going to be pointless, however have you tried looking up your audio chipset website for Xp drivers.

Failing that. Identify your audio chipset. And then look online for another notebooks with the same audio chipset drivers, but with XP Support.

You can try using the Vista drivers under Windows Xp. I have had some success with that over the years.

Main Rig - AMD FX-8350x8 4.0Ghz CPU, 4x 8Gb (32Gb) DDR3 Ram, Gigabyte GA-970A-D3, GeForce GT 970 4Gb, 1x 256Gb SSD\8Tb (3+2+2+1) SATA HDD, DVDRW, SB X-Fi, Win 10 (64-bit)
Asus N61JV-JX231V - Intel Core i5 3437u (1.9 - 2.4 GHz), 12GB, 640GB, 16" Display, nVidia 325M 1Gb, DVD-RW, Win 10 (64-bit)
Mobile Phone : Samsung Galaxy 5 Note SM-N920IConsole : Play Station 4
Harper is offline  
Old 04-09-2009, 09:52 AM   #4 (permalink)
patonb's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: In Gov't Regulated Cubical
Posts: 9,737
Default Re: Vista -> Xp pro downgrade

I'm with Carnage.. XPs done, I'm liking vista x64 way more than XP and when i get a chance, I'll be ditching XP Pro to Vista 64 on my main rig too.
Foldie = i7 950@ 4.0Ghz Gigabyte x58a-ud3r EVGA 970 SC Corsair H100 Corsair hx520 3x2gb OCZ Gold Corsair 650D
Woohoo = L5639 @3.1Ghz EVGA SR-2 gtx 260-216 Hyper 212+ Corsair 1050hx 6x2gb Corsair XMS3 Blackhawk Ulra
Alienware 18 - SLI 770M 4700mq 16Gig

patonb is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Vista Theme for XP Pro Natalie105 Microsoft Windows and Software 7 02-21-2009 11:54 PM
can i downgrade from vista to xp using an "XP Upgrade" CD? bronxblaza117 Microsoft Windows and Software 5 07-02-2008 09:30 PM
The Vista Death Watch EricB Microsoft Windows and Software 112 11-20-2007 11:20 AM
Vista -> XP pc_boy Microsoft Windows and Software 47 10-08-2007 09:07 PM
10 Reasons You Don't Need Vista Today Cyber.Logan New Systems | Building and Buying 47 08-15-2007 04:31 PM

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:47 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.