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HP Pavilion dv6 to xp is possible?


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Tony Karam

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Hello guys,

I came here for some help, and hopefully someone will help me.

I have a "HP Pavilion dv6" laptop that i just bought couple months ago. But the problem is that the OS is "Windows 7" (yes to me it's a problem :)).
I badly need Windows XP insatlled on it. I already have the Windows XP Home Edition CD with me. But i am afraid that this laptop won't accept it.

Will it work? And if it does can someone give a link for all the drivers to install them? (drivers for windows xp of course)

Thanks in advance,
Tony Karam
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Welcome to GeekstoGo.

You do not say which model of dv6 however the dv6-1001tx
http://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 graphics
Driver - Graphics (‏2)» Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family Graphics Driver2009-10-22 , Version:8.15.10.1883 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 Driver2009-09-25 , Version:8.15.11.8644 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 mode
http://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.

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Firs of all, thanks very much for your quick and good reply.

Second, just to clarify, I am not having any serious problems with my HP laptop, it's just that i am more comfortable with the XP than the 7, and cause there is a game witch is not working at all on windows 7. And all I play is that game.
So i find myself not using my new laptop, just sitting on the old one just because that game works there.

Believe me i tried everything, searched the internet for weeks and didn't found a solution. I am thinking of just formatting it and keeping the windows 7 on it :)

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What is the game please
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Counter Strike 1.6
Every time i join the game, create a game or join any, the game freezes.
Anyway here is my post in an another forum and they still can't help me :unsure:

Anyway here is the post, i explained everything there (FOUTA = ME) :)

Tony Karam,
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I have no direct knowledge of the problem
This MAY be of help, I have not checked each thread
http://www.sevenforu.../search.php#922

I presume you have tried
http://windows.micro...windows-xp-mode

I would also try a clean boot mode
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/331796
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