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I just downgraded Vista to XP, and need help


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tylerlooby

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I have an HP pavilion dv2000 notebook, which came w/ Vista. It has 1Gb of ram, and therefore is extremely hard to run games such as World of Warcraft. I tried loading Ubuntu onto it, but just decided to put XP on it. I cleared Vista and Ubuntu, and have XP on there. Now here is where the problem is: I can't get any drivers for it and therefore it is offline. Ive tried installing 2wire HomePortal monitor onto it and plugging router directly into it, but it won't connect at all. Right now I'm on my mom's computer and was wondering what i should do to get the proper XP drivers onto my laptop so it can work. Right now it does have HP wireless assistant, the product of installing some drivers intended for an old Compaq laptop.
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tylerlooby

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Anyone got any help on getting XP to work?
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so no one can help me? or still searching?
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I can. but I need the exact model number. Should be on the bottom it'll say DV2xxx. dv2000 is the series.
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here are drivers at hp

http://h10025.www1.h...r...7074&dlc=en

hp is not too agreeable when it comes changing its os
it usually provides it own updates and such

the change from vista to xp is not user friendly
so you got 2 things against you here
erasing hp products and change from vista to xp
its not impossible but it may slow your computer down

Edited by Mr Freeze, 04 July 2008 - 11:26 PM.

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As Mr Freeze as indicated, it will be difficult. Since XP is virtually no longer available, most new computers that have Vista only have drivers written for the Vista OS.
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At my time of working at Best Buy, we were told one thing to make sure our customers knew before they walked out the door.

Do not buy a computer with vista and downgrade it to xp. The drivers on the computers are designed for Vista not Xp and xp could always pose a problem.
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