How-to Install Windows Xp on HP Pavilion dv6236EA


this one is a VERY BRIEF guide about the installation of Microsoft Windows Xp on a HP Pavilion dv6236EA system…

now, first of all you need to DISABLE the “SATA Native Mode” into the BIOS (press F10 at computer boot)…

then you can make a common XP installation…then…this is the *needed* drivers list:

(Ah, the Softpaq packages are the installation programs for the drivers coming from HP)


GeForce Series Video Driver (Softpaq)


Microsoft UAA Driver (Softpaq)


Microsoft KB888111 Hotfix (Original Microsoft Hotfix)


Conexant HD Audio DRIVER (Softpaq – comes with the MODEM driver )


Intelยฎ Chipset Software Installation Utility


Dell Package (Follow the extraction directory, then go into “XP”, this is where the working drivers are located)


Synaptics Touchpad


Lenovo Package (It uses the same interface)


Ricoh 5-1 Card Reader Driver (Softpaq Package)


Webcam 1.3 Mp (Softpaq)


Driver & Application (Softpaq)

After the installation of these drivers, EVERYTHING is working fine for me…

Every device is correctly working…

Hope it was useful…



Q: Why you are not talking about Linux?

A: Because, I dont’want to be stuck in a moment I can’t get out of…



18 thoughts on “How-to Install Windows Xp on HP Pavilion dv6236EA

  1. fabricio 02/12/2008 / 22:29

    Driver&Application(Softpaq) sp33258 is no loger there. is there another way to get it. I’m also downgrading my dv6236ea to XP, hoping it will work, thanks for the post.

  2. tevi 03/31/2008 / 21:06

    i`ve recently downgraded a dv6215ea to xp but i had to include the sata drivers in the xp bootable cd using nLite .. anyway nice work

  3. Irina 08/26/2008 / 00:05

    Do you know how to do this with un HP Pavilion DV4 1050EP?
    Where can I search for the drivers?
    Sorry the question…but I’m crazy to find this :S

  4. Sorcerer01 08/26/2008 / 21:41

    for tevi…

    try to disable NATIVE SATA SUPPORT (from the BIOS)

    for Irina, sorry but I don’t know where to find your drivers, just try to use a software tor recognize your hardware then use google to find the drivers…

  5. Pippo 09/18/2008 / 10:21

    Tank you

  6. shafi 10/08/2008 / 12:30

    i want to change my os to xp. am using hp pavilion6000. how can change it to xp. every body saying that try to sata to desable. but i canot show the sata option in bios setup. so how can i change it desable. pls …..

  7. Sorcerer01 10/08/2008 / 16:04

    for shafi…

    disable NATIVE SATA SUPPORT, look at DEVICES, if you’re still unable to find it try to upgrade the BIOS.

  8. suresh perera 11/23/2008 / 21:59

    please help me to install windos xp to my hp pavilion dv6680en lap top. send the information to my mail sureshusp@gmail.con

    thank you

  9. ruush 03/05/2009 / 07:05

    still i have not
    how to inistall or how to make downgrade hp pavilion dv6700
    or to inistall windows xp pro
    please may you help me.

  10. ruush 03/05/2009 / 07:07

    how to make downgrade hp pavilion dv6700
    from vista to xp

  11. ruush 03/05/2009 / 07:08

    how to make downgarde hp pavilion dv6700
    from vista to xp pro

  12. steve 04/23/2009 / 03:25

    yes i have all drivers working for win xp pro on dv6700 but sound is not possible to get working.. i did not use nlite i just used xp pro cd. i tried every driver out there and sound will not work…. please please help…im pulling my hair out

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