Having problems with your HP Compaq Presario SR2180NX (RK548AA#ABA) PC Desktop ?

Changing Vista to XP Pro on a Compaq Presario SR2180NX Desktop PC

\015 I have a Compaq Presario SR2180NX Desktop PC with pre-installed vista on it. I have an HP Desktop that has Windows XP Pro. Can I use the recovery disk from my HP to change the Vista to Windows XP Pro on the Compaq Desktop? Both computers are in my name just in different places. I purchased the Windows XP Pro.\015

Answers :

SR2180NX has the Vista 32Bit OS from HP. The restore partition will always put Vista 32Bit back on if you use it. Windows XP can only be put on from scratch and I have done it while I still have Vista installed. One problem: there are no XP drivers under SR2180NX webpages. Do your research on the parts that are installed in the 2180 and any other HP machines that have the Windows XP operating system as the OEM OS. But First, check the Intel Site for the 945 chipset drivers (include the SouthBridge, too) under XP. Get them downloaded to a CD and burn the rest of the drivers you find for XP on the same CD. This way, you will have them ready when you are performing the down-grade to windows xp. After you are done with the XP install, you will still have access to the files & work you had done while in Vista. The Vista files are still readable. You might want to consider getting the Windows 7 Professional (not basic) available October 22, 2009. AND you will still have to get the Intel Downloads for Win7 any way, so why not make it a project and make it last for a few years. XP Support stops in 2014.
You wont be able to get xp pro on to your presario that way

if you have the product key for the pro there may be a way
just contact me if you still want to get it on .... @ [email protected],co.uk


Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for HP Compaq Presario SR2180NX (RK548AA#ABA) PC Desktop

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

Changing Vista to XP Pro on a Compaq Presario SR2180NX Desktop PC


SR2180NX has the Vista 32Bit OS from HP. The restore partition will always put Vista 32Bit back on if you use it. Windows XP can only be put on from scratch and I have done it while I still have Vista installed. One problem: there are no XP drivers u ... HP Compaq Presario SR2180NX (RK548AA#ABA) PC Desktop

While installing xp showing error


Hi FriendTry this may help you in creating a dual boot. \015\012First find the drivers for your network components, wireless card or\015\012nic, and save them to an external device such as a floppy disk or flash\015\012drive. ... Compaq Presario Notebook

Cant see desktop screen


Try this if your problem sounds the same or similar: \015\012 \015\012I purchased the HP-Compaq C765TU Presario, serial # CND81233B5, from Octagon Computers. My notebook came with only "Freedos" because I w ... Acer Aspire 5610-4648 Notebook

Compaq FP 5315 Moniter


Have you checked the computer bios?\015\012\015\012 \015\012\015\012In case an item was changed in the BIOS, such as the primary display device setting, use the following steps to reset the BIOS back to its default configuration:\0 ... HP Compaq FP5315 15" LCD Monitor

Probable Software Incompatibility


SOLUTIONS :\015\012\015\012PROBLEM 1. \015\012\015\012You can try installing these driver which might make your PC compatible with the modem. As your system is 7 years Old, I suspect a probability o ... Compaq PC Desktops

I have an hp desktop which is really slow,runs vista.rogers virus check shows no problems but other virus checks and registry mechanic says i have lots of viruses and problems but they want money to fix them. i need a free solution,help please?


I have this machine! I also have a spare computer that has a 2.0GHz P4 and 2GB of Memory and, best of all, I also use a program called Shadow Surfer on it. I use this Shadow Surfer to run a virtual Windows XP that will NOT keep anything I download, c ... HP Compaq Presario SR2180NX (RK548AA#ABA) PC Desktop

Xp SP3 Sound and Wireless Drivers on compaq presario C700


Please rate if it fixes your issue\015\012 \015\012Video:http://downloadmirror.intel.com/1438...2k_xp14311.exe ... HP Compaq Presario C700T

Insataling windows xp problms


Hi Sue,\015\012\015\012Your problem isn't Microsoft it's the manufacturers, they will specifically code drivers and the hardware configs especially for Vista because that's what they ship with. Unfortunately there isn't alot you can do ap ... PC Laptops

Windows media player will not play a cd or any music


Ok. Well then all you need is to update your drivers. There is software\015\012available to do this for you, but you will have to pay. This makes life\015\012easier, but its not necessary. If you choose this option, I recommend ... Dell Latitude D505 Notebook

Compaq Presario R3275US 0 Power Jack issues


Yes there is a manual, and it's at your disposal. It's a Maintenance and Service Guide. Don't let the name -> Guide fool you! It's an extensive manual!(Your diagnoses is Spot On, by the way!) I would like to offer some tips. Not trying ... Compaq Presario R3000 Notebook

Cant get compaq laptop to show screen on TV with cord


Well, my wife has an older Compaq Presario so I don't know if this solution will help...After you connect the cabble from the laptop to the TV, you need to tell the laptop to send a TV signal...On her laptop, there is a specia ... Compaq Presario Notebook

Wireless card not functioning/disabled after loading XP in a Compaq Presario C700T CTO Notebook PC


The wireless is not going to turn on and off via the switch properly until we get the drivers loaded to make it work. There are 3 possible types of wireless card it could be, so we have to find out the exact model number of your system. On the bott ... Compaq Presario 700 470024-192 Notebook

Blank screen instaed of desktop


This should help. \015\012\015\012I purchased the HP-Compaq C765TU Presario, serial # CND81233B5, from Octagon Computers. My notebook came with only "Freedos" because I was going to Dual-boot Windows XP Professional & Linux, but ... HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook

My wireless modem is not working - Compaq Presario Notebook


3.Configure your wireless router\015\012Using the network cable that came with your wireless router, you should temporarily connect your computer to one of the open network ports on your wireless router (any port that isn't labeled Internet, WA ... Compaq Presario Notebook

X2GEN 19" Monitor keeps Disconnecting/Reconnecting in Vista


... X2Gen Computer Monitors

Blank screen my laptop gets turn on but couldn't boot windows vista. after the scroll bar of windows corporation the screen gets blank. please help me


Try this if your problem seems like mine: \015\012 \015\012I purchased the HP-Compaq C765TU Presario, serial # CND81233B5, from Octagon Computers. My notebook came with only "Freedos" because I was going to ... Toshiba Satellite P205-S6287 Notebook PC

S0000 Presario MB was diagnosed as bad by Staples techs..


HP Support, and the main menu support page for the Compaq Presario S6900NX Desktop PC, ... PC Desktops

Usb flash disk not detected


There can be several reasons for Flash Drives not being detected \015\012by your computer. \015\012First your computer is not able to provide drivers for your Flash \015\012Drive. Now, for your information, you do not need to install any driver ... HP Compaq nx6110 Notebook

Are certain restore disks interchangeable?


Unfortunately you cant use a vista restore disk for a XP operating system.\015\012\015\012You could install vista on it and then use XP compatibility mode for whatever programs you want to run. Simply right clic ... PC Desktops

Compac presario mouse stuck when on desktop but not on log in screen. little box on task bar with red through box


Hi,your mouse must have some issue with the software that loads after you login,if you remember the date last time your mouse was working fine, the best way will be to restore your system back to that date using system restore,but w ... Acer Aspire 3680 Laptop

Compaq presario sr1950 nx desktop - won't start


Hopefully you didn't discharge any static into the machine. Try pulling out your memory sticks and turning the machine on. If you hear a repetitive beeping from the computer it's good sign. Turn off the machine. Put the ram back in and locate th ... HP Compaq Presario SR1950NX PC Desktop

Wont work with new computer


Since this was a new out of the box computer, Safe Mode was not allowed. In order to change monitor settings (resolution), I had to use another monitor, in this case a newer CRT. With the CRT, the computer booted up, no problem. Once booted, I turned ... Princeton Digital VL173 Monitor

Compaq Presario SR5140IL Desktop PC Xp Drivers


That computer doesnt come installed with XP you will need to find out who the original manufactuer of the devices are and download them. Intel makes it easy, they have a little tool that scans for their chipsets. You can use the vista drivers as a po ... Compaq Presario C700T Notebook

Compaq Presario SR1000 desktop boot up problem


Hello jjissaved55,It appears as if the motherboard itself, is the problem as you have ruled out monitor and your having multiple problems (HDD, monitor, keyboard).If it was the processor you would not be having problems with t ... PC Desktops

My compaq presario f700 laptop boots when it wants


Your system is damaged. You need to have Vista cd. (or xp, or linux, etc) Then you must get to Bios, or bootmenu. When laptop boots, it is on a screen what key to press to make bios or menu running. Maybe f2 or del, maybe f12. When you in Bios, searc ... Compaq Presario 700 470024-192 Notebook
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.electronic-servicing.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 0.7983 seconds