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#81217 9-Apr-2011 16:06
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My laptop is a HP Pavilion dv6 I got it last month its an awesome machine came with W7 home premium with the following specs

Intel core I5 2.53ghz
6GB Ram
1gb ATI HD 5650

Basically I want to dual boot W7 and XP.
Now the part where I get stuck is after xp loads all the drivers it just gives me a BSOD. Now I do remember reading that when vista came out HP dropped supoort for XP on their laptops and did something so users couldnt downgrade now I know people have done this before dual booted vista and xp on Hp laptops I just cant seem to do it with Windows 7 on mine. any help would be apreciated.

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  #457043 9-Apr-2011 17:28
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how did you install xp? or what was your install and configure process generally? does xp boot in safe mode? xp pro or something different?

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  #457044 9-Apr-2011 17:31
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gzt: how did you install xp? or what was your install and configure process generally? does xp boot in safe mode? xp pro or something different?


I cant even install xp it never goes past the driver loading process. it seems HP may have stopped their laptops from downgrading or even installing xp unless someone knows something I dont.

 
 
 
 


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  #457047 9-Apr-2011 17:54
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Any particular reason for the need to have XP installed?




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  #457049 9-Apr-2011 18:12
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Disabling {sata native mode / ahci} in bios might be enough to move the install along.

You can most likely get an xp driver for it and enable it later.

But, I'm guessing installing xp after vista like that will kill the vista bootloader, and you'll have to fix it up afterwards.

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  #457051 9-Apr-2011 18:21
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not to mention, you'll need to resize the vista partition first to create space for the xp partition unless you want to wipe it out..

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