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Downgrading an HP 2510p from Vista to xp pro

Hi there i have got two new laptops both are HP 2510p's and both have came with Vista Business installed, the problem that i have is that i have to downgrade the OS from Vista to XP pro, and i was wondering if anyone else has done this before on this modle of laptop.  I have downloaded all of the XP drivers from the HP website but i thought i would ask and see if there are any problems that i might face while downgrading them.  

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Ally
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Thanks for that is there anything that i neeed to do in the bios for the hard drive mode first as i have came accross this in other models.

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ally
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Thanks for your help guys i am rebuilding it today so i hope it all goes to plan.

thanks again

ally
I just picked up one of these laptops for our CEO.  I downloaded all the drivers and installed everything that was appropriate.

I have one unidentified device for which a driver cannot be found.
I have a PCI Serial Port for which no driver can be found.
There's a PCI Simple Communications Controller for which no driver can be found.
XP hangs when logging off, shutting down, or restarting.  Funny thing is, it didn't start doing this until one of the drivers that did not require a restart was installed.  I don't know which one; perhaps someone else has already experienced this.

I'd reinstall Vista (Gawd help me!) but Vista and Citrix Presentation Server and our ERP do not mingle well.

Any advice is appreciated.  My CEO loves the 'little' laptop.  Thanks!


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Apart from going through the long process of removing all of the derivers 1 by 1 I cant think of anything, you could always check the date stamp on the folder that the driver unzips its self to on your hard drive and if you know roughly when things started playing up you could then search for the driver file on the hp website and that might give some clues on what driver went bottoms up.

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As it turned out the solution was simpler than expected.

First I reinstalled the chipset drivers.  Hey...that got rid of the Device Manager errors.

I then began removing software in what seemed to me a logical order.  After removing the Intel software for the wireless all my problems were gone.  I simply used Boingo for a wireless software client.  We use Boingo on the road, anyway, so no biggie.

The CEO has his laptop now for nearly two days and he is thrilled there are no issues.  And me...I've got other stuff to work on.  Ha!

Thanks for all the friendly advice.

Bob