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Help me install windows xp to compaq notebook cq56

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November 4, 2010 11:59:19 PM

I got my Xp install to go past the blue screen by using the program nLite and integerating ahcix86.inf to Xp install.But now my problem is when the xp install gets to the part where i select the drive or partition i want to install to it shows my partitions with no available space" Its says they have 0 mbs. I try to install anyways,tghen it give me a message saying something like this is a dynamic drive u can try formating the partition. So I try that and it tells me tthat inorder to format the partition it could format my whole hdd. Which I dont wanna do. So I hit F# to Cancel and Ièm back at square one.
I have a notebook compaq 15.6" Laptop featuring AMD Athlon II Dual-Core Processor P340 (CQ56-148CA). I love Xp and I really want to downgrade. please help me
November 6, 2010 12:33:14 PM

carlos1984 said:
I got my Xp install to go past the blue screen by using the program nLite and integerating ahcix86.inf to Xp install.But now my problem is when the xp install gets to the part where i select the drive or partition i want to install to it shows my partitions with no available space" Its says they have 0 mbs. I try to install anyways,tghen it give me a message saying something like this is a dynamic drive u can try formating the partition. So I try that and it tells me tthat inorder to format the partition it could format my whole hdd. Which I dont wanna do. So I hit F# to Cancel and Ièm back at square one.
I have a notebook compaq 15.6" Laptop featuring AMD Athlon II Dual-Core Processor P340 (CQ56-148CA). I love Xp and I really want to downgrade. please help me



Carlos,

I just had to do this to 2 Cq56 - windows 7 uses a different directory structure - I went ahead and wiped the drive & re-partitioned. I have XP up & running, now I am trying to find all the drivers - HP will only support windows 7.
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August 17, 2011 4:25:25 PM

i have xp installed on mine and i got all the drivers unfortunately because it is a 64-bit specifically built for windows 7 you will have to manually add new hardware to get your drivers working ... FYI very happy with xpo alot faster playing Diablo II and variouse other games and alot more compatable with photo editing
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August 17, 2011 10:15:14 PM

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