Easiest way to downgrade from Windows 7 to XP
Posted 23 January 2011 - 02:07 PM
Posted 24 January 2011 - 09:42 AM
If you do, you'll need to set up a "dual boot" arrangement which prompts you to select Windows 7 or windows XP everytime you start up your PC.
Whilst it's easier to simply replace Windows 7 with Windows XP, I don't advise it because you won't be able to get windows 7 back.
There's a tutorial here for installing XP in a dual boot configuration when Windows 7 is already installed:
Bear in mind that when you've installed XP you'll need to install any missing device drivers by installing them from within Windows XP, and they will all have to be Windows XP compatible. The existing drivers for the Windows 7 installation won't work on XP. If the HP website does not list any XP drivers for your Pavilion model you may have some difficulty getting the right ones because HP often have custom-made drivers specially made. I suggest you check the HP website first, to see if they support windows XP on that Pavilion model. If they don't have any XP drivers for your model, you may find that you can't get the sound-card or graphics-card to work properly, or some other devices, when you're using XP on it.
Posted 24 January 2011 - 10:24 AM
Posted 25 January 2011 - 01:10 PM
Posted 25 January 2011 - 01:11 PM
Posted 25 January 2011 - 01:23 PM
Check HERE to see the OS supported for your system.
This could be a huge problem since there is no drivers for your system for XP which means sound, video, nic and motherboard chipset drivers may not work.
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