View Full Version : Installing XP to replace Vista

26-07-2007, 10:09 PM
My daughter recently purchased a Compaq Presario C502TU with Vista Home installed on it. I have added another 1 Gb of ram to it's installed ram of 500Mb, but it runs very slow. It has a Celeron M 1.73GHz processor in it.
I would like to install XP on it as this shouldn't be so resource hungry, but was wondering what the pitfalls of doing this might be. It doesnt come with a driver disc, only recovery software on the HD which can be backed up on to CD's.
Would I need to format the HD and then install a new unused OEM XP OS which I have, from scratch? Am I likely to have any driver problems?

bk T
26-07-2007, 10:13 PM
Just go to their website to check whether there are drivers for XP.

Speedy Gonzales
26-07-2007, 10:16 PM
Looks like the drivers are here (http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareList?os=228&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&product=3347840&lang=en)

The recovery disk may only contain drivers for Vista NOT XP.

And if there are NO drivers on the site or the CD, then nothing will work in

XP - ie: Sound / LAN, whatever is on it.

I would do a clean install / format.

The drivers should be fine, as there are drivers on the site.

26-07-2007, 10:39 PM
hi muzza u mite want to try tweaking it a bit and uninstalling the bloatware they ship with those machines http://www.tweakvista.com/article38664.aspx