hp dv2500 (dv2637tx) driver for xp after downgrading

May 21, 2012 at 23:29:25
Specs: Windows XP

I have downgraded my laptop HP pavilion dv2500 (dv2637tx model) to xp. now I can't find drivers for my laptop. sound, vga etc. I tried different files but not working. can any one help me to get the drivers for my laptop.


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May 22, 2012 at 01:44:54
That laptop model is not compatible with Windows XP because of the hardware.
HP did not release any Windows XP drivers for it, and since laptop's require drivers from the laptop manufacturer, you won't find them anywhere else.

You should always check the laptop manufacturer's website to see what drivers are available for it before installing a different version of Windows. The only drivers HP have for the DV2500 series laptops are for the version of Windows that was installed at the factory (Windows Vista).

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May 22, 2012 at 13:49:52
I don't know why you would want to downgrade to an OS that's over 10 yrs old? Yes, we all liked XP & most of us liked Win98 too. But there comes a time when you have to give up the old & learn the new.

If you insist on making XP work on that system, you need to do your homework & do some googling. HP doesn't have drivers for XP but that doesn't mean they're not available. You need to identify the hardware, then search for the drivers. It would have been SO much easier if you had gotten the hardware info from Device Manager before you installed XP. Start by looking at the Vista drivers list at HP:

Audio = Conexant High-Definition
Chipset = Intel ICH8
Graphics = Intel 965 Express or NVIDIA GeForce 8M Series GS
Network = Marvell Yukon 88E8039 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller
Wireless = Broadcom or Intel Pro

And I'm curious how you got XP to install on a SATA HDD? If you're knowledgable enough to know how to do that, I would think finding drivers would be simple.

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May 22, 2012 at 16:34:44
Hi, Thanks for all reply. somehow I find the way to install xp on my laptop. then I tried many drivers to install sound, vga etc but not working any driver. If I will not find any driver then I will load windows 7, so can any one tell me if I will install windows 7 I will be able to get drivers. from where?


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