My client ask me to reformat his laptop with windows xp, he bought it in other country with vista OS. ive done installing all drivers except wireless but i had downloaded all the necessary drivers on their support website. only the wlan driver, "atheros".. i tried also installing acer atheros wireless, but cant help.. can anyone help me install it?
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Well... this is common on newer laptops. It is due to the fact your HDD is SATA (Serial ATA) and Windows XP CD does not have the drivers needed to recognize it. The solution I use is a bit High Tech: to remaster your Windows XP CD including the drivers needed. Or, just settle to live with Vista until January, when Windows 7 will be available to the public. If you are not faint of heart, google this: nLite; with this program you can remaster your XP CD. (You need a working PC with CD-RW to actually do the job).
There are a lot of things that do not work on Vista that do work on XP. For that reason some of my client's have asked me to re-install XP so they would not have to upgrade their hardware and software programs. You could have the same problem.
i think you need to make a os by yourself by using a software called nlite where it allow to put your hard drive driver. you can download your hard drive driver from your laptop company website. nowadays windows xp is unable to detect new hard drive like your case.
after you download the lastest version of nlite. its simple to make a custom os.
before you start the running nlite :-
1. you need to copy all files of wndows xp in a drive.
2. when you run nlite program, it will asked you the source -> just navigates to the place where you paste the xp files.
next steps are easy as they are user friendly
Sir, Iam using toshiba Satellite A200-24A model laptop.already this laptop contain windows vista. i want to instal Windows 7.can you please help me how can i install Windows 7 and how can i download the 7 drivers. Please Help me
Are you sure that you installed the windows xp drivers and not the vista drivers? There may be no xp drivers for your laptop, and if thats the case, you'll have to switch back to vista.
Make sure you know 100% that its the xp drivers.