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Xp on my laptop

I have satelite l300 and i instaled xp on it. to do that i had tochange SATA options in bios from ACHI to Compatibility NOW SHOULD IRETURN THE OPTION BACK TO ACHI thanks

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Does the computer still work? there is an old saying. If it ain't broke don't fix it. If the computer still works and boots and you can access all your drives just leave the settings just the way they are. Next thing you know you will change them back and nothing will work anymore.

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