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windows xp on your hp laptop

So let’s say you’ve purchased an HP DV6307 laptop, which comes with Windows Vista pre-installed. And you’ve heard that Vista was maybe not so good, but you want to give it a try anyway, because new technology is supposed to be exciting and fun and stuff.

And now that you’ve had the laptop for a week, you know that Vista is the suck, and you’ve gotta get that shit off your machine before it drives you crazy.

Of course, the logical thing to do is to format, install the superior Windows XP, and off you go. But wait – the laptop doesn’t work so well once you’ve done this. Drivers are few and far between… hell, even the touchpad won’t work without extra software. So you visit the HP driver download page for the DV6307 (on another computer, of course – your laptop doesn’t do internet yet) and grab the webcam, touchpad and quicklaunch software. You also snoop around the HP support forums for ethernet and wireless drivers, while taking note of the dozens of threads from people about how they too are going back to XP. United in a common cause, you feel emboldened, ready to make your new laptop work.

But finding a sound card driver is turning out to be tricky. Fortunately, you read the mighty A1 Great dotcom website, which is awesome in every way, and so you are guided to Universal Audio Architecture and audio drivers, which must be installed one after the other and with a reboot in between, and ta da! Sound, for all your rockin’ tunes.

You’re welcome.

One response to “windows xp on your hp laptop”

  1. Suzy says:

    What, just because there’s a whole new person in your life you can’t update your page for those of us who have no life…??