Originally Posted by riveraider Thanks Brow96, I really appreciate your reply and help. I have built several including my desktop machine. What I’m attempting to do with this notebook isn’t as cut and dry as it would seem. Your experience sharing will be a gr8 help. HP wouldn’t give me any choices outside of three versions of vista, so I went with the best Vista Ultimate like virtually everything else when I had them build this notebook for me. Downgrading from Vista to XP. Third Party Driver Prompt.

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I do not run bit OS so I can’t tell you which apps might cause problems if any So, in conclusion, you could use bit OS and you’ll be fine OR you could try the bit experiment. Well I already have installed the drivers I need from the provided link, its just that that webcam driver dosent work for me, although being released in end of march just recently.

Installing XP on HP Pavilion dv CTO | NotebookReview

If there is a SATA setting, select the Disable option, and then press F10 to save the change and restart the computer. StormJumper Oct 9, Sorry man yiekks Rue B. Edited 9 Years Ago by odonovan Thank you for your time!


Refer to the software help files for additional assistance. Log in or Sign up. Webcam After i installed xp pro on my vista dvea, the built in 1. It depends on your Motherboard, I think.

HP Pavilion DV 9700: Downgrading from Vista to XP

At that time setup stops and asks me to insert a floppy with Intel Matrix Storage Manager drivers. I actually had to pick a different model laptop as I didn’t see drivers available for mine, but I picked a model that was very close and the drivers work fine. I did state for the Motherboard to detect if the hard drive is showing as connected. Since it was half way through the process of formating you might have to delete the partition and reformat.

Alienware 18 and M18x. Specifically laptops, I have installed multiple versions of the sound drivers with no luck. When run, the installation process begins; simply click through the dialogs as prompted.

Ok, I’m really new here and in all this Os stuff and I’ve got the complete same problem and am at a complete loss. Now everthing is working apart from Wirless-Lan, Ethernet and network controller. Now you can put your XP cd in and it will detect your hard drives. Sign up for freeit takes 30 seconds. For this example, Ultra ISO is used.

You can then continue the clean XP install. Just look at the hardware you have and download the corresponding drivers from the website. I’m unsure of yours, but try this one: TechSpot Account Sign szta for freeit takes 30 seconds. Please reply if anybody has done that or know about that. The BIOS lets you know this. I have tried looking for other SATA drivers Please help me further.


This particular model was a Windows Vista home premium machine. I only do this as a courtesey, you may want to talk to a tech support from the Manufacture.

I just picked up a dvns from Best Buy, of course the sales person tried to tell me it would be difficult to put xp on and Dv97000 shrugged him off.

I tried your solution but when i went to system configuration there is no device configurations, can you help further. After checking connections, go into the BIOS and see if the Zp drive is being detected by the motherboard. Initially XP Setup didn’t even see the hard drive.