How to perform clean install of XP on Vista and HP

Discussion in 'Windows XP Installation and Setup' started by knot2bzy2quilt, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. knot2bzy2quilt


    Jan 12, 2019
    Likes Received:
    I have an HP Pavillion DV6267CL computer running Vista. It has not been used for three years. I need it to run XP so I can use it to do machine embroidery on a 2003 computerized sewing machine with software that only uses XP. My old Toshiba is running out of HD space and the pavillion has a larger HD. I need directions on how to reformat the drive. I have discs for full version of XP home, an upgrade disc for XP Pro and discs for SP 1, 2, and 3. I threw away my XP book I bought last year. Now I can't find a book. Any help you have would be be appreciated.
    knot2bzy2quilt, Jan 12, 2019
    1. Advertisements

  2. knot2bzy2quilt


    Dec 10, 2012
    Likes Received:

    you will first have to ensure that you have all the drivers needed for xp, you can search through the search page above

    first: ensure that you have all the drivers, all the programs, 4.5 installer, ie8 and sp3 have to be installed before you can go to microsoft updates

    second, make sure all peripherals are unplugged, should only be a mouse,keyboard and monitor if a desktop

    third: wipe drive with dban, you will have to burn dban iso to a cd then set bios to boot from cd then run, depending on size takes a few hours for a normal wipe, below is link on how to use dban

    fourth: install xp, since you ran dban the bios should already be set to boot from a cd, at the first "press any button to start from cd" do so and then let it run, the same message will come up again but do not press any button the second time, once installed, remove cd, set bios back to boot from hard drive, and restart, you will install the drivers first, and the first driver you will install is the chipset driver.


    above is basic, you can get detailed tutorials at the below search page:
    Elizabeth23, Jan 12, 2019
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.