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does anyone have a HP dv6205 with XP installed on it?

By yyiiyyii
Feb 16, 2007
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  1. ozdemir

    ozdemir TS Rookie

    Installing XP

    This may be a bit naive, but where do you get the serial number for installing XP? At some point I will have to activate the OS.
     
  2. killjoy

    killjoy TS Rookie

    Well, you have to have one. for Legal purposes Install only Genuine Microsoft OS that you have purchased legally.
     
  3. gogonaw

    gogonaw TS Rookie

    Please help!

    i just purchased hp6205 @ CC and would love to install XP on this machine, but very limited in this dept. i wouldn't know where to begin! i do have XP purchased legally and ordered extra 1GB memory. Tripower suggested that i do F10 and so on, do i do that when Vista OP is trying to boot or what? can somebody give me direction on how to do this from scratch? this computer is so slow with Vista, it's driving me crazy! also do i need all the said drivers from my other computer before i install the XP? appreciate all the help i can get!
     
  4. Mr.Seelan

    Mr.Seelan TS Rookie

    HP sucks so Does Microsoft

    Hi. Thank you to the "angel" who provided the links for the driver for the 6205. I have been using lap tops close to ten years now, and they have always been a Dell. Just for a change i wanted to try a HP, and i got kicked right in the groin for it. To top it off Vista is still new, so it's forgivable on microsofts front, but HP is so very irresponsible, cause when i called in their tech service they said i should have no problems running vista or xp, and their tech returned my machine with a copy of Xp. And when i said there was not any audio or video drivers' the response was "oh, you need audio?" GOSH!

    Well anyway now i am going through the hassles of owning a clone lap top cause have to do all the drivers setup myself, although i paid premium price to have a branded notebook to avoid that hassle in the first place. No wonder HP when down under and had to merge with compaq.
     
  5. VanFanel

    VanFanel TS Rookie

    Well - I must thank you all for this... I have an even better adventure - install XP Pro AND then installing a Russian MUI and praying it will work...
     
  6. RobRoy

    RobRoy TS Rookie

    Hi! Like others I joined the Techspot forums because of the great information in this thread, thanks everyone especially 'tripower'.
    I have completed the change to W'XP on the HP Pavillion DV6205US (purchased from Circuit City) and am very pleased with the results. I just have one wee problem - I cannot track down the driver for the Integrated 10/100BASE-T Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector). The Wi-Fi works, albeit a little slow, at 11Mbps but when booting Windows the drivers for the hard wire LAN cannot be found and shows up in the device manager with a 'yellow ?'. I would appreciate any help with this, many thanks.
     
  7. recordav@knr.ne

    recordav@knr.ne TS Rookie

    Put XP into Pavilion dv6205+++

    I have just about everything you would need to convert your HP6200 through 9000 from VISTA to XP and then back again all on one CD with BIOS ups for 6205 and XP SP2 and SP2ups for that. It includes all shortcuts from my grueling trial and error two day set up that will save your hours of time. XP works so much faster you will be totally impressed. The CD is free for pick up. Just go to my site knrforensic.com or email me direct at ken@knrforensic.com Or call 2485578276 to pick one up. It is so simple I do not provide help however. Instructions are on the CD. Good Luck.
     
  8. yyiiyyii

    yyiiyyii TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 108

    i wonder if HP took a bribe not to have a XP CD for these laptops
     
  9. Manta69

    Manta69 TS Rookie

    Update On My XP Pro Install in A New DV9000:

    It has been several weeks since I successfully installed XP Pro on a Vista Ultimate equipped HP dv9000 series (not a dv9xxx designation because this machine was custom built to order from HP directly), and I have no complaints at all. Thanks again to those who first dropped the hint of turning off "SATA Native Support" in the BIOS... the XP install would've been impossible to do otherwise. Virtually all of the drivers were gotten from HP's site *except the intel pro 100 drivers which I had to download from Intel and burn onto CD using another machine* There is still an unknown PCI device in the hardware manager that ismissing it's driver; I don't even know what device that is since everything I've been using seems to be in working order, even the HP Pavilion Web Cam functions perfectly.

    I still have the hard drive which the machine originally shipped with Vista Ultimate (I did not re-format it to install XP, I opted to simply buy another WD SATA drive instead) in storage and may be using it when the first service pack for Vista comes out... we shall see.
     
  10. recordav@knr.ne

    recordav@knr.ne TS Rookie

    XP in HP

    What driver part number did you download from Intell? There are many types of "100" drivers.
     
  11. JKB

    JKB TS Rookie

    plz help

    sir please!!!!my man please help me......i cnt install sound in my dv6205us nd thr is one more issue tht bus controller!!!!!!!!!!!!please help its getting on my nerves......
     
     
  12. Manta69

    Manta69 TS Rookie

    the best place to get the drivers for your HP notebook is from HP's site itself.
    http://h20180.www2.hp.com/apps/Nav?h_pagetype=s-002&h_lang=en&h_cc=us&h_product=321957&h_page=hpcom&cc=us&lang=en&h_client=S-A-R163-1
    Click on that link, enter the model notebook or PC you are working with and then select the OS you are using.

    It appears that they recently added the appropriate Intel Pro drivers too, so no more searching through Intel's site for the right driver.

    with the notebooks, you absolutely MUST install the Microsoft Universal Audio Architecture (UAA) Bus Driver for High Definition Audio (sp32646) drivers first before anything else once the OS is installed successfully.
     
  13. yyiiyyii

    yyiiyyii TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 108

    This has a real nice screen for a laptop thats for sure
     
  14. tripower

    tripower TS Rookie

    How is everyone doing with these drivers? Bump.
     
  15. tripower

    tripower TS Rookie

    Have you just not read any of the posts? This is all about getting XP on the dv6205. There are no useful drivers for the dv6205. That is why you have to hunt them down from other HP laptops running the same chipsets.
     
  16. cha94

    cha94 TS Rookie

    I am still struggling with getting the LAN drivers working on my 9000. I've tried a bunch of different ones with no luck at all.
     
  17. c770

    c770 TS Rookie

    HP 6205us XP Drivers

    I have put together a package of drivers to install XP on the HP6205us. This site says I have to post five messages before I can post a web link, so be patient with my first five posts, then I'll post the link. :)
     
  18. c770

    c770 TS Rookie

    HP 6205us XP Drivers

    HP 6205us XP Drivers
     
  19. c770

    c770 TS Rookie

    HP 6205us XP Drivers

    HP 6205us XP Drivers

    I have put together a package of drivers to install XP on the HP6205us. This site says I have to post five messages before I can post a web link, so be patient with my first five posts, then I'll post the link. :)
     
  20. c770

    c770 TS Rookie

    HP 6205us XP Drivers

    HP 6205us XP Drivers
    I have put together a package of drivers to install XP on the HP6205us. This site says I have to post five messages before I can post a web link, so be patient with my first five posts, then I'll post the link. :)
     
  21. c770

    c770 TS Rookie

    HP 6205us XP Drivers

    HP 6205us XP Drivers
    HP 6205us XP Drivers

    I have put together a package of drivers to install XP on the HP6205us. This site says I have to post five messages before I can post a web link, so be patient with my first five posts, then I'll post the link. :)
     
  22. c770

    c770 TS Rookie

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