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Hello All,

I'm attempting to downgrade an HP dv7-4060us laptop from Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows XP Professional for one of our clients. Generally this isn't a big deal for me, I've been downgrading computers since Vista came out without any problems (other than locating a few drivers here and there).

My current issue is that no matter what I've tried, before the XP Setup CD can finish loading, it blue screens and reboots the machine... Now generally this is caused by a SATA driver issue which I always resolve by changing the native SATA in the bios to IDE/Compatible or alternately I download SATA drivers and load them shortly after initializing the XP setup CD. The problem is, there's no where in the BIOS for me to change the SATA settings on this laptop, and I've been unsuccessful in locating SATA drivers to load... Any help would be appreciated. HP's site doesn't seem to have any help that I could find...
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Some modern laptops don't permit you to go back to legacy (IDE or ATAP) mode.  Which stops what you are doing.

However you've got the Windows XP CD so try installing the DriverPacks http://driverpacks.net/ to it.

Tutorial http://forum.driverpacks.net/viewtopic.php?id=1449

No guarantee that this will work but you can only try.

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by:Timothy McCartney
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I'll give that a shot, hopefully I can come up with something. I just spoke with an HP representative via their support chat and told me the downgrade wasn't supported and that I'd have to find drivers elsewhere :P
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Before you do that give Speccy http://www.piriform.com/speccy a go to identify all of the devices in your system and then Google for XP drivers.

Also look at Unknown Devices http://www.halfdone.com/Development/UnknownDevices/ as well.  You really need to get the motherboard / chipset identified as that is the most important one.
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by:Timothy McCartney
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This worked wonderfully! I downloaded the mass storage drivers and integrated them to a new boot-able setup CD and was able to start the Windows XP Pro setup without any issues. Thanks so much for the help!
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