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How to install Windows XP on a HP DV6500 series Laptop

Installing Windows XP on a HP DV6500 series Laptop. This tutorial covers the process of installing Windows XP on an HP dv6500 series Laptop. Currently, most HP Laptops are being shipped with Windows Vista, and there is minimal driver support on the HP website site for those who want to downgrade to Windows XP. Hence the necessity for this tutorial. We will be using nLite to create a remastered Windows XP installation disk with integrated SATA drivers, so having a working CD Recorder is essential. I would also recommend having a USB flash drive handy to hold the additional drivers that will be installed after XP installation.

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How to install Windows XP on HP DV9500 series Laptop

In the following tutorial, I outline the process of installing Windows XP on an HP dv9500 series Laptop. Most Hewlett Packard (HP) Laptops are currently being shipped with Windows Vista, and there is minimal driver support on the HP website site for those who wish to downgrade to Windows XP. Hence the necessity for this tutorial. We will be using nLite to create a remastered Windows XP installation disk with integrated SATA drivers, so having a working CD Recorder is essential. I would also recommend having a USB flash drive handy to hold additional drivers that will be used after installation. I've personally tested this process by downgrading an HP dv9548us notebook to Windows XP and had great success. Should work on downgrades to Windows XP on other dv9500 and dv2500 series HP laptops as well.

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How to Fix a STOP: 0x0000007B: Error

In Windows XP, The STOP: 0x0000007B: error often occurs if you move a hard drive that contains Windows XP to another computer or if you have just installed a new motherboard or drive controller. This error occurs in these cases because your registry does not contain driver entries for the current motherboards drive controller. So in effect, the device driver that Windows XP is loading from the registry will not work with the new drive controller.

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