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Dualbooting Vista & XP on a HP 530


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#1 Extrodewise

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Posted 16 October 2008 - 11:46 AM

Hey Guys..!
You're not gonna believe what my big question today is... Well, it's not that much of a big deal, just a lil challenge with dualbooting Vista and XP on a HP 530. I know a lot of CPU's today come pre-installed with Vista and are, consequently, not compatible with XP in many ways (Sound cards, modems and the likes). I also know that HP 530 happens to be one of these 'new generation laptops'. I currently have a 530 with Vista pre-installed and I want to add XP to the OS list on another partition. I'm quite familiar with the theory of multibooting but this is kinda like a different scenario. I've read about the 530 and a couple of people think one would have to get XP's SATA drivers for a 530 plus the sound card drivers but I think there may be more to it. My question is this: Can I get a complete guide to multibooting XP and Vista on a HP 530 that already has Vista installed such that both OSes run perfectly well with no incompabilities or reduced functionalities??? Useful comments, suggestions and link to useful articles are very much welcome. Thanks a lot in anticipation...!

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Posted 16 October 2008 - 12:23 PM

There's no quick and easy solution for this. Check out this post for what you've got to do to locate a driver for XP: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...st&p=976715

We can take you through it, but it's gonna take a while. The first step is to install XP without hosing your Vista installation. I'm not real familiar with that, so I'll have to sit that part out.

There are a bunch of different HP 530's on this page: http://h20180.www2.hp.com/apps/Lookup?h_la...&submit.y=0
Which one is yours?

Once we know that, we can use the procedure in the first link to help find the SATA drivers to get you started.
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Posted 16 October 2008 - 12:54 PM

Dual booting is a cool technique in theory. I haven't yet done it, but I've been thinking about doing it.

One issue with XP and Vista is that their restore points interfere with each other. Also it can be tricky doing the installation because of the bootloader info modified.
But I'm sure you'll find solutions out ther on the web if you spend enough time and energy on it. One other concern is that some newer systems actually require the BIOS to
be downgraded in order to run XP on it.

I got frustrated with trying to downgrade Vista, so I gave up, but it might work.

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 02:37 AM

Thanks Guys for the swift response and help. Sorry, I've been away for quite some time, it's been kinda hectic out here. Anyways, 'Usasma' I've looked at the second link and the computer in question is the HP 530 Notebook PC. It is the third link/laptop that shows up on the second page you referred me to. Checked out the first link as well and saw some detailed instructions on this 'drivers stuff'. Guess I've done my home work, question is: How do I proceed from here???

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 09:43 AM

What version of XP do you want to dual-boot?

HP does not display a SATA (or any other) driver for XP Home.

From what I see, the installed SATA driver which works for Vista...also works for XP Pro installs.

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechS...Item=ob-51454-1

In which case...any attempt to install XP Pro should proceed smoothly, following the directions at http://www.tweakvista.com/article39206.aspx Skip down to the section, Windows Vista Is Installed.

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 11:51 AM

Some HP's have a mode in the BIOS that enables the SATA drives to act as if they were IDE drives - I don't think that yours is one of them tho'.

The HP site has drivers for both XP and Vista listed here: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechS...ng=en&cc=us

Here's a link for the SATA drivers for your system: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechS...Item=ob-51454-1 If you'll notice in the description it mentions loading these onto a floppy drive - so you'll need a floppy drive in order to install it. Another option is to slipstream the drivers into a Windows CD - but I'm not real familiar with that procedure, so I'll leave that up to others.

Edited by usasma, 28 October 2008 - 11:52 AM.

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