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Re: how can i install xp on my visat laptop?
First of all let me tell u one thing u cannot install XP when you have Vista, cause higher version will never take a lower version of os. for this i recommend that u format your hard disk drive. now you say that you computer says there is no hard drive detected for this is recommend do little change in your cmos setup disable sata port thats it
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You can install xp on a vista laptop, you will need an xp install cd and you will need to backup your data (it will be erased in the downgrade process). As for the drivers, go to your laptops manufactures site. They will have a support section for your laptop model where you can see if there are drivers for xp. If you have the hardware that will support windows 7, I would go with that. Xp is slow and no longer supported by Microsoft as of April 2014, which poses a security risk. Windows 7 will be supported for a while and is faster and more stable than xp or vista.
Prepare a Bootable XP Disc installer. At first go to BIOS Setup to Boot First Priority the CD/DVD Rom Drive. After that disabled SATA or RAID Configuration. The Bootable XP Disc Installer could not go on when you don't disable the SATA or RAID Connection. Don't worry that you are thinking it would not detected the SATA HDD by Bootable Disc but it is. Then follow the instruction. Good luck!
Its true. the Bios or HDD driver wont allow you to install Win XP on it.. This BIOS is compatible with only Win Vista. The only easy way to do it is by creating 2 partitions while installing vista. once vista is installed- install XP with Dual boot and than format the vista partition.
Well yes and no. I believe you're asking if you can remove vista to install xp? It is possible to do so however HP/Compaq use a proprietary software to "tattoo" the motherboard which designates the unit as either a Vista computer or Other OS computer. Though it is possible to install and run XP on a Vista machine, complications may arise causing things like the OS to not properly validate and other software related issues.