|The laptop originally came with XP. HP doesn't even list Win7 drivers for that model so apparently it's an older laptop. The OP didn't list the specs or why he wants to revert backwards, but it could be his laptop doesn't have enough RAM to run Win7 decently, or he may be lacking drivers, or he may just not like Win7 (I know, what's not to like?).|
When Win7 was installed, was it done as an upgrade or did you wipe the HDD & do a clean install? Do you know if the HP Recovery partition was removed? If it wasn't, all you need to do is perform a recovery. I'm guessing you never created the recovery disk set so if you did wipe out the partition, will you be using retail XP disc to do the install?