HP DV6648SE - Replace Vista with XP - Has anyone done it yet?

By islandboy
Oct 15, 2007
  1. I recently purchased a HP DV6648SE laptop from Bestbuy.

    I was wondering if anyone has successfully removed Vista and installed XP Pro and have everything working fine.

    I tried but it is not recognizing the hard drive at the start of the XP installation process.

    If anyone knows a fix for that then I can continue on trying to get Windows XP Pro installed successfully.
  2. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl TS Rookie Posts: 595


    A number of people have done that !

    Are you sure you want to remove Vista completely ?

    Think about cloning the Vista partition first - HERE (preliminary boot hack).

    or maybe dual booting could be an option - HERE (you may need a Vista DVD)

    If your determined to replace Vista,you`ll need an DOS boot disk and XP CD - HERE

    That`s assuming you don`t have a Vista DVD,of course
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