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You do not say which model of dv6 however the dv6-1001txhttp://h10025.www1.h...n&lang=en&cc=us
offers no support for XP only Vista and Windows.
It is unlikely that you would find XP drivers for the hardware, especially bearing in mind that even identification of the motherboard, the chipset, the graphics, network and audio
would possibly not take you any further.
For instance, lets deal with the graphicsDriver - Graphics (2)
» Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family Graphics Driver
2009-10-22 , Version:220.127.116.113 B, 24.57M (Previous versions available)
This package provides the video/graphics driver for the Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset in the supported notebook/laptop models and operating systems.More info
» NVIDIA GeForce Video/Graphics Driver
2009-09-25 , Version:18.104.22.16844 A, 176.66MThis package contains the NVIDIA GeForce Video/Graphics Driver for the supported notebook/laptop models and operating systems.
Those are the drivers from the HP site and that is where you should always obtain your drivers from.
Even if INTEL or NVIDIA offered XP drivers for those, you should NEVER download drivers from the Intel or Nvidia site.
The reason is that HP have components specially manufactured for them and their computers. The driver from Intel would be the generic driver for their chip and would not necessarily work on the HP computer.
My strong advice is to NOT even think of it.
Additionally if you did encounter serious problems, for example lets imagine you get a BSOD and despite help from here you cannot solve it, then with a laptop just a couple of months old I think you may have serious problems invoking a warrantry solution.
You can of course run programs in XP modehttp://windows.micro...windows-xp-mode
The best advice that can be given to you is to persevere with Windows 7. You can always come back for advice on any problems.
Edited by Macboatmaster, 23 September 2011 - 07:21 PM.