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Can XP Pro be loaded onto a DV2941se & be fully functionable?

\015 I have management programs for my business that are designed for XP--to many conflicts w/Vista--I need a backup computer for them if I lose my main-- I have a HP Pavilion dv2941se w/Vista 64 bit\015

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I checked the HP site for XP drivers for the dv2941se. They do show two, but no device drivers. So I would say that it is iffy.

The XP installation disc MAY have drivers that will work, but there is no way to tell unless you try. 32 bit XP will run on a 64 bit processor. I'm doing that on one of my home systems.

If you choose to try, backup any data that is on the PC that you may need later. Be sure that you have the system restore discs in case things do not go well and you need to go back to the Vista installation. Better yet would be if you have disc imaging software, such as Ghost or Acronis, and can make a backup image of the drive before you start the XP installation.

You might also check on the MS website for an XP compatibility tool. It may even be on the XP CD. If you run that first, it should highlight any hardware problems.

The thing about projects like this is that you are only investing time once the backups are made and the compatibly check run. If it were me, I'd do the back-ups and the check and jump in with both feet.

I hope this helps. Please let me know how it works out.

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