General Guide to XP Downgrade For HP/Compaq Consumers Notebook
For consumer notebooks, HP does not support XP anymore and no drivers for XP are posted in their ftp site.
This guide is a general guide to XP downgrade for all HP/Compaq consumers notebook, with NO affiliation what so ever with HP. It is intended to help HP notebook owners. The resources are collected from XP downgraders in HP forum. The guide will be divided into 3 categories, Easy, Moderate and Difficult Models, please check you own model before downloading the drivers.
Be sure that you use your complete Model # (section 1) or P/N (section 2) from Service Tag when checking your specs to determine correct drivers.Here: http://tinyurl.com/2krh3u
If you require more help, start a new thread in laptop forum, using full model # and P/N from Service Tag,along with drivers you have tried that work/didn't work and any features that are not functioning.
Things you should know
1. HP does NOT support XP for consumer notebooks, so if you have any difficulties regarding XP, do not expect HP will help you. 2. HP may demand you to install back VISTA if you have hardware problem to troubleshoot it.An option to consider-put your original Vista hdd away and install new one for XP. 3. Some of the notebook features may not work in XP due to uncertified licenses pointed in this guide. 4. Microsoft has released three (3) Service Packs for XP, use only SP2 for the first trial_ many of XP drivers are released based on XP-SP2. 5. Always make Vista Recovery cd/dvd before downgrade to XP. see it here:
Pavilion notebooks Model BELOW dv25xx and with Intel processor refer to dv2000T drivers.www1.Here
. If you have a pre-SP2 XP cd.http://h10025.Here Model BELOW V65xx and with AMD processor refer to V6000Z for drivers.Here Model BELOW dv25xx and with AMD processor refer to dv2000Z drivers. get the full SP to Integrate with Nlite: SP2
1. You have a folder with drivers & programs that may prove very helpful after XP downgrade. Copy folder C:\Swsetup to DVD Before formatting your hdd.Here Model BELOW dv65xx and with AMD processor refer to dv6000Z drivers.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00809678&lc=en&cc=us&dlc= en&product=3552675&rule=46565&lang=en
7.Here Model BELOW V65xx and with Intel processor refer to V6000T for drivers.hp. Easy Models
Notebook consumer models with model number BELOW Vx5xx for Presario and dvx5xx for Pavilion models.Here Model BELOW V35xx and with AMD processor refer to V3000Z for drivers.
Presario notebooks Model BELOW V35xx and with Intel processor refer to V3000T for drivers. example_V3442TU.Here Model BELOW dv65xx and with Intel processor refer to dv6000T drivers.
In some notebook QPW will need a regirsty hack to install it.zip.1 before Intel Wirless Important Software
QuickPlay Windows for XP QPW (QuickPlay Windows) version 2. just download. here Update to the final version of QPW for XP. Always install chipset first 3. extract it. Use the option of disable native SATA in BIOS setting for Intel machine. Install Windows Installer 3.Net Framework before HP Quick Launch Buttons 5.Here
Some Notes: 1. 2. Install .Here Model BELOW dv95xx and with AMD processor refer to dv9000Z drivers. here and Skin update.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\QPFlag] "QPFlag"=dword:00000003 "@"=""
If you don’t know how to do it.Model BELOW dv95xx and with Intel processor refer to dv9000T drivers. QuickPlay. AMD machine does not have this requirement.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.com/pub/softpaq/sp42501-43000/sp42568.exe
Cyberlink YouCam 2.0 Software ftp://ftp. Install MS-UAA before sound and modems 4. double click run it.3 for XP.hp.
CQ60 and CQ70 for NEW Presario models and G50.
. G60 and G70 for NEW HP models also included.Letters of t and z represent for Intel platform and AMD platform respectively.com/blog/HD_Audio/KB835221.Net Framework: http://tinyurl. ICH8 sata driver needs to be slipstreamed into XP installer.
For New Presario and HP models (CQ20. G60 and G70) with Intel Processor installed. CQ50. while notebooks with AMD processor need no extra driver to install. CQ50.
In this category new notebook consumer model i. G50.. CQ60. with Intel Processor installed. CQ20. ICH9 sata driver needs to be slipstreamed into XP installer. Moderate Models
Notebook consumer models with model number Vx5xx and ABOVE plus B1200 for Presario and dvx5xx and ABOVE for Pavilion models. while notebooks with AMD processor need no extra driver to install.
For Vx5xx and dvx5xx and ABOVE models plus B1200 series.exe
MS UAA (alternative to sp33867) http://www.com/?4ben9zlesng
MS UAA for XP SP3 http://couponmeister. CQ70.mediafire.e.
The chipset drivers also install Ethernet. etc.e network drivers.www1. use V6700TX CTO support page for the basic drivers.Win Installer 3. i. SATARAID and more. use Nlite.1.com/object/nforce_winxp_15. is located in iaAHCI.26. all XP drivers are available in HP Compaq 2230s support model page Here
Important Notes: For moderate models.NET as mentioned above. installs Nvidia chipset first.
.inf and is called ICH9M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller here
For CQ20 and B1200 models. SMBus.Sata drivers You may use external floppy drive and use the option of F6 during windows XP installation...com/ewfrf/wc/softwareList?os=228&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=e n&product=3651452
Notebook with AMD processors. DVx5xx & above and Vx5xx and above with Intel processor/Realtek Audio will find most of the XP drivers there_take note to first install MS UAA. modem.nvidia.hp.
A good guide to slipstream sata driver (the guide only shows ICH8 sata driver) here Nlite download: Here ICH8 sata driver here ICH9 sata driver. Nvidia chipset http://www. see Nvidia doc. however if you don’t have it.
For Vx5xx and dvx5xx and ABOVE Intel chipset (sp36880) from v6700tx support page: ftp://ftp.
GeForce Release 185.48_beta.html
or try latest driver to date with modded inf.85 Here: http://www.exe
or use Intel general chipset driver below
For New Presario and HP models (CQ50. CQ60.85_whql. Intel Chipset
Nvidia Video graphics drivers GeForce Release 179.nvidia.com/object/geforce_notebook_winxp_185. CQ70.48 http://www.nvidia.com site
.com/pub/softpaq/sp36501-37000/sp36880. try modded INF from www.html
If it does work.com/object/geforce_notebook_winxp_179.laptopvideo2go.Notebook with Intel processors installs Intel chipset first.hp. G60 and G70) must install chipset from Intel site.
Download modded INF and replace original INF in extracted folder. Download driver.
Intel Video Graphic drivers For Intel 965 Express Chipset Family used in Vx5xx and dvx5xx and ABOVE models Here
For Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family used in New Presario and New HP models Here
.laptopvideo2go.com forum for further best performance result.com/forum/index. 3.laptopvideo2go.com/forum/index.
Some notes: 1. 8400M G. Nvidia driver from Nvidia site may not work for some moderate models. 2.85 may have some problems with some “old” Nvidia video graphics i.For GeForce Release 179.85 http://www. 3. Please join www. Install & reboot.48 http://www. GeForce Release 185. 2.php?showtopic=23073
For GeForce Release 185.e GeForce 7150M. double click and select extract.laptopvideo2go.php?showtopic=23937
3-step process to install: 1.
A reboot is required before installing Audio and Modem drivers.inf".browse to the unzipped folder and choose the "WiSVHe5. Select Don't Search. If you are using XP-SP3 (not recommended for the first trial).0 Card Here or Here
. No to connect.. try using kb835221 (older version of MS-UAA) or use the registry edit supplied. For the Hardware Type select 'Show All Devices' Remove the check from "Show Compatible Hardware" and click on "Have Disk".
Conexant High-Definition SmartAudio 221 Driver
Driver modded by silver here Unzip to a folder.choose Update driver.hp. however some users reported it was not working for their notebooks) Here
Conexant HD AUDIO Soft Data Fax Modem with SmartCP Here: ftp://ftp. If your model uses Intel video graphic.85) also require MS-UAA for HDMI driver 3. Next.
A new version of Conexant HD SmartAudio 221 Modded driver from Toshiba driver (tested good in dv2922tx.com/pub/softpaq/sp33501-34000/sp33839.use Device Manager. Ignore XP when it complains. Install from a list or specific location.exe
Realtek usb 2. I will choose the driver to install. 4.. Reboot. New Nvidia drivers (185. Why? Intel bundled HDMI driver in Video graphic driver 2.right click "Audio Device on HD". MS-UAA must be installed before Intel video graphic driver.1..
com/pub/softpaq/sp35501-36000/sp35640. AES2501 Fingerprint Sensor: ftp://ftp.megaupload.com/?d=P8I57N0S
Unknown devices (buttons drivers). http://www.com/?nnnzjmojcjy Do manual installation Go to device manager.HP Integrated Module with Bluetooth Wireless Technology ftp://ftp.com/pub/softpaq/sp34501-35000/sp34842.mediafire.com/pub/softpaq/sp31001-31500/sp31075.exe
ALPS Touchpad (if you have Synaptics_use from V6700tx) ftp://ftp.hp. right click unknown device.com/?wdneddimbyn
Atheros Wireless driver: ftp://ftp.mediafire.hp.hp.exe
Bioscrypt VeriSoft Access Manager(needed with Fingerprint): ftp://ftp.com/pub/softpaq/sp39001-39500/sp39403.hp.
.305.hp.exe or if it does not work try here:
http://www.exe or New version (6.com/pub/softpaq/sp37501-38000/sp37812.0.11) http://www.
Atheros amber light fix. requires BIOS downgrade or safer option of this driver. Don't search. some of XP downgraders have to utilize devcon utility to restart MS-UAA automatically. Choose install from a list or specific location. Pavilion.Choose to update driver. and HDX models are difficult to downgrade.
http://rapidshare. No to connect. dv6.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.inf. dv2.com/files/145598412/Firewire_1. Difficult Models
For NEW notebook consumer models e. dv3.myspace.
Difficult models are CQ40. Atheros Wireless light is many times red/orange even when working properly.:
http://blog. CQ35.view&friendID=160430015&blogID=3 59788250 3. Presario. Do it for the rest of unknown devices Some important notes
1. CQ45 for Presario models. Have disk. dv7 for Pavilion models and all HDX models
Some information from XP downgraders
For Intel platform.i.html
2. Browse to the location of machine.
. dv4.zip. AMD machines may find 1394 Firewire with error. It is possible task but needs much effort.
Slipstreaming XP-SP3 As many of us are aware. and allow the computer to restart after applying the updated BIOS. Connect the notebook to the AC power supply. XP driver is not available for ENE CIR that lead to useless remote control XP driver is not available for IDT sound chip.HP Quick Launch Buttons software do not install proper keyboard layout that lead some Fn feature malfunctions. however. in this manner. exit all other programs.
Precautions to Take Before BIOS UPDATE 1. dual boot would the best way for these notebooks. HD and Blue Ray features may not run properly in XP. you’ll have an XP-SP3 install disk containing the MS-UAA driver. Attempting to cancel this update operation will cause damage to the BIOS and will require that the computer be repaired at an HP authorized facility. 2.e (brightness control) à BIOS update may solve this problem.
Our recommendation is stay with Vista or wait for Windows 7. Do not turn off the computer while the BIOS is updating.
Some Tips-Dual boot guide (Vista install First) Here: http://apcmag. XP-SP3 did not include MS-UAA in their final release. if you think XP is a must. that lead to many difficulties for beginning users in installing the required drivers. “old” Vista driver can be used however. needs some tricks to make it work properly.
.com/how_to_dual_boot_vista_and_xp_with_vista_installed_first__the_stepb ystep_guide. i. It is recommended to slipstream MS-UAA driver sp33867 (pre-SP3).
com/?azwrxx0xkrp orif you wish an AMD SATA driver from HP site. If you don’t have an external floppy available.You may use an external usb floppy drive and use the F6 option during the windows XP installation.hp.com Notebook with Intel processors installed.com/2008/04/preparations-for-winxp-installation-cd.notebookreview.html Nlite download: http://www.blogspot. 3. AMD SATA AHCI Controller Driver Here: http://www.com/showthread.inf and is called ICH9M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller here
Notebook with AMD processors installed.nliteos. Select ONLY x86 driver for AMD SATA AHCI when asked.com/pub/softpaq/sp40001-40500/sp40046. Never choose x64 driver when asked
For Difficult Models. use ICH9 sata driver. ftp://ftp. use AMD sata driver. reading Joshua Wood’s guide is a must before proceed to XP downgrade. In Nlite.mediafire. choose the option of insert -> multiple driver folder 2. The driver is located in iaAHCI.php?t=291787
Extract sp40046 to a folder and use files in RAID7xx folder Important Notes: 1.
A good guide to slipstream sata driver (the guide only shows ICH8 sata driver) http://maxeasyguide. http://forum. then Nlite slipstreaming is your best option.
85_whql.48 (Recommend for Nvidia GeForce 7150M. 8400M G. Intel Chipset Here
Nvidia Video graphics drivers GeForce Release 179. 8600M GS and newer) http://www.nvidia.Net Framework next Here
Download South Bridge Driver individually Here
Notebook with Intel processors must install Intel chipset first.85 (Recommend for Nvidia GeForce 8200M G.com/object/geforce_notebook_winxp_185.html
or you may try latest driver to this date with modded inf.html
.nvidia.Possible working XP drivers for Difficult Models
Notebook with AMD processors must install AMD chipset first Install . 8400M G) http://www.
GeForce Release 185.com/object/geforce_notebook_winxp_179.48_beta.
For GeForce Release 185. try modded INF from www.php
. 2.com/forum/index.com/forum/index.85 http://www.laptopvideo2go. 3. Install & reboot.net/modtool.
Intel Video Graphic drivers For Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family Here
ATI/AMD video Graphic drivers For integrated video graphic HD 3200 Catalyst Software Suite (.driverheaven.com site
For GeForce Release 179. 3750 etc Use Mobility Modder tools http://www.laptopvideo2go. 3450.php?showtopic=23937
3-step process to install: 1. Download driver.48 http://www. Download modded INF and replace original INF in extracted folder.Net Framework is required first) Here
For dedicated video graphic HD 3250.laptopvideo2go.If it does work. double click and select extract.
85) also required MS-UAA for HDMI driver 3. sp41693.
IDT High-Definition Audio CODEC Driver. If not. MS-UAA must be installed before Intel video graphic driver. 4. There should be a listing for Microsoft UAA Bus Driver for High Definition Audio. If you are using XP-SP3 (not recommended for the first trial). mainly is kb888111 with other Quick Fix Engineering (QFE) for XP 5. No to Search and last Install Automatically.MS-UAA HERE
Some notes: 1. Here 1. vista driver. 2. you should have a PCI with yellow!. vista driver. try using kb835221 (older version of MS-UAA) or do the registry edits as supplied. No to Connect.hp. reported works in XP here
High-Definition Audio (HDA) Modem Here: ftp://ftp. New Nvidia drivers (185.com/pub/softpaq/sp39501-40000/sp39671.
Sound driver (the most difficult driver) Please make sure MS-UAA has been installed properly How? Go to Device Manager under System Devices to see if MS UAA installed properly. sp39671. Right click it and Update Driver. reported work in XP here 2. If your model use Intel video graphic. A reboot is required before installing Audio and Modem drivers.exe
Three (3) possible wireless drivers
. MS-UAA. sp33867.
Broadcom Wireless ftp://ftp.php?atheros=AR5007EG&system=1
Network drivers Realtek RTL8168C Family PCI-E Fast Ethernet NIC.com/pub/softpaq/sp39501-40000/sp39912.exe
ENE CIR Receiver (Vista driver).com/pub/softpaq/sp41501-42000/sp41661. (Note: Microsoft Windows Installer 3.1.exe or directly from atheros:
Realtek RTL8102E Family PCI-E Fast Ethernet NIC Here or directly from Realtek Here
JMB38X Card Reader Host Controller tp://ftp. must be installed) ftp://ftp.hp.atheros.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp40001-40500/sp40221.com/pub/softpaq/sp42001-42500/sp42362.hp. or later.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp39001-39500/sp39403.Intel Wireless.cz/download. tp://ftp.exe
Atheros Wireless ftp://ftp.
Choose to update driver.exe
Unknown devices (buttons drivers). http://www. Don't search. Choose install from a list or specific location. Here
AuthenTec Inc.Net Framework before QLB. Browse to the location of machine.hp. Do it for the rest of unknown devices
Here some additional software work in XP
Bioscrypt VeriSoft Access Manager ftp://ftp. No to connect.com/?nnnzjmojcjy
Do manual installation Go to device manager.Synaptics Touchpad. ftp://ftp. Have disk.com/pub/softpaq/sp35501-36000/sp35640.com/pub/softpaq/sp40001-40500/sp40075.com/pub/softpaq/sp37501-38000/sp37812.hp.inf. right click unknown device.mediafire. AES2501 Fingerprint Sensor: ftp://ftp.hp.exe
1. Help and Support Center (fancy HP style if you push Fn+F1) 5.0 Software 4. LightScribe System Software 3.msi) freeware from Matthew Malensek
Compiled by Cheryl G and Rakhmad Siregar
.5. Cyberlink YouCam 2. (download 3RVX_2. HP 3D DriveGuard for Microsoft Windows XP (not needed for notebooks with SSD) 2. QuickTouch equivalent. 3RVX.