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How To Install Windows XP On HP Laptop’s

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Installing Windows XP on the latest HP laptops which are coming with Windows Vista pre installed is quite a pain.

Neither service center's nor vendors are ready to help you out in this problem and if they do so they charge you heavily.

I found this easy to follow tutorial on notebook forums which clearly explains the process of installing Windows XP on the Intel based DV x 500t ( dv6500, dv9500, dv2500 and many more) Series HP laptops.

The instructions are quite clear and its the only available resource on net for helping you out in this trouble.

Related: How to update Windows XP offline

Sunday, August 17, 2008 written by

14 Responses to "How To Install Windows XP On HP Laptop’s"

Sara P

October 17, 2008 at 7:31 PM

Yep True I had similar problems in installing XP in my friends laptop and got into lot of driver issues. I hate HP laptops for these reasons.

meet thakkar

November 4, 2008 at 3:56 PM

HP laptop's are having lot of problems but i am used to them so i don't find it too difficult..

yet handling the HP's is work of master and experienced people ( I am trying to be :))

Pankaj Gupta

April 8, 2009 at 10:44 AM

Thank You Ankit.
I have Found this Article for Installing Windows Xp on PC.
Thank You.


April 30, 2009 at 2:30 AM

I have found HP to be quite inferior bundles software being the worst, but sub par parts in refurbs.


August 10, 2009 at 12:08 AM

i have a hp 540 laptop
i can't get the xp os
how to install
please help me
send me on


November 5, 2009 at 10:40 PM

It doesint matter on what pc you install ANY windows, the process is the same for any pc.
If you have a brand name computer the restore cd will re-install windows without you doing anything but if you wish to install another version of windows (newer or older) without a restore cd (hp,compaq,ibm bla bla bla) you might experience problems with certain editions if the software was made for another brand but on the other hand if the windows you downloaded or bought is not from a brand name pc (VLC copy) then its as simple as......
pop in dvd or cd to boot (check in bios to see if your dvd drive is the first boot device by pressing either f2, f10 or delete button depending on the brand you own)
agree to everything and input answers to questions(if you can fill out a form than you can surely do this)
If you cant do any of the above than i suggest you throw your pc through the window or buy a book wich im sure many here will enjoy:
PC's for dumb asses ;)
Good day


November 19, 2009 at 11:00 AM


My WinXP dvd is bootable but when I want to install WinXP home retail, the dvd can't find any hardisc on my laptop.

What PC's for dumb asses suggest to do?


January 8, 2010 at 9:38 PM

i have a hp 540 laptop
i can't get the xp os
how to install
please help me
send me on


January 15, 2010 at 11:09 PM

for Mr Martin
this is because ur windows xp isn't sp2 so it can't see the sata hard disc, you may try to enter the bios seting and choose ide mode for hard disc


March 20, 2010 at 1:26 PM

how i install xp in my hp 1412 laptop


March 20, 2010 at 1:28 PM

hp 1412 xp drivers


June 6, 2010 at 5:30 AM

Can you provide me the information on how to install windows XP on a HP HDX notebook running on Windows Vista?


June 13, 2010 at 8:18 AM

See this link:


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