Saturday, October 4, 2008

HP Compaq Presario CQ20-125TU

" Not that i dun want to sell to you, if you buy this, then if got problem a, then dun complain its hardware problem. Its becoz you dunno how to install. Even the HP people hor, oso can't solve the problem. You wanna try? You pay 300 more, then we sell the CQ20-126 and install Windows Vista for you la.".

I've bought a HP Compaq Presario CQ20-125 from Midvalley.

The Shop owner Mr Uncle was not so friendly. When one of his technical sales Jeffrey explaining to me on the OS & drivers, he was so annoying saying the above. But then, I look through the hardware specs, i love it. And the price is much more cheaper than the outside market. Since Jeffrey is helpful enough...

Yeah. I wanna try :) Myself.

Reason 1: I dislike Vista. Yea, XP 'terminating' soon. Fine, wait till then i'll change,not reluctantly.

Reason 2: He is challenging me - "You dunno how to install. " - If i fail, i will consult Cyclops or Pig King.

Reason 3: It's 12.1 inch. Muacks.

Reason 4: I can't afford ASUS U2E and that 'creature' not @ Malaysia yet.

Reason 5: I need a personal laptop, and the 1st time i'm using my own money to buy it. That feel..haha

Reason 6: I believe in myself. And that's the reason I write this down in my blog, announcing : Yes, WinXP can work in HP Compaq Presario CQ20-125. Not necessary on Vista.

HP Compaq Presario CQ20-125TU (RM2509)


Intel Core 2 Duo Processor P8400 (2.26GHz)


160GB (5400RPM) Hard Drive

12.1" Diagonal WXGA brightview Widescreen Display

SD Card Reader

802.11b/g WLAN & Bluetooth

Expresscard/34 PC slot

HP Webcam

LightScribe supermulti DVD RW Double Layer

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 with shared graphics memory

4-cell Lithium Ion Battery

Near My house compared to Lowyat


Drivers( After you install SATA IDE drive,XP)


HP 3D DriveGuard 1.10 A

HP Quick Launch Buttons



Intel Video Driver and Control Panel

MS UAA (required with a reboot before Audio driver)

ADI SoundMAX AD1984A Audio Driver

LAN (Marvell Yukon Gigabit Ethernet Controller Driver)

Webcam (auto detect for mine,incase you need that)-Chicony Camera Driver


Asia Retail Computers Sdn Bhd ( HP invent logo at the shop entrance), next to IT World and Machines[MAC Computers] at Midvalley)

Lot S-048,PO Box S048

Level2,MidValley City

03-2288 8033