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Upgrading From Vista To Windows Xp Sp2 (laptop)

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#1 Daze


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Posted 28 June 2008 - 06:21 PM

so i did something pretty stupid....

a buddy of mine sold me a HP Pavilion dv2000 laptop.

It came with vista on it, but i wanted to reformat the drive and start new by installing windows XP. it goes through the whole installation but then once it boots up it goes the HP screen and then flashes and reboots. It won't stop rebooting unless you have the XP disk in on the boot and in which case it just starts the installation over again.

I figured maybe i could partition the drive and boot from that and check out if there was something wrong with the windows file.

I've never done this on a laptop and i was pretty excited when i got it so i just kinda did it on impulse thinking it would be a breeze like a desktop.

I did some research, I know i messed up cause these laptops are set up to run Vista outta the factory, but i dunno what to do to fix it.

so what do I need to do to get it up and working with XP?


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#2 tswsl1989


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Posted 29 June 2008 - 01:10 PM

Rerun setup from the CD. Make sure that you DELETE the existing partition, then create and format a new partition.
Obviously you'll lose the existing data (but I get the impression that that isn't a problem).

That might solve your problems.

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#3 BigBoyTN


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Posted 29 June 2008 - 01:29 PM

Make sure there are drivers for XP for your computer. If there aren't drivers then don't do it because it won't work.

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