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Can't install WINDOWS.

I just bought a brand new WD Sata Hard drive for my Dell Dimension 8400. I tried installing Windows XP Pro, then I attempted to install Windows XP Home. I got my new hard drive formatted but I can't get either operating system to install. Is there something I'm missing. I have boot CD's for both OS's but I am stuck right now. I can't do most of the options when I'm given them.

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WindowsXP does not natively support SATA drives. The install disc doesn't contain any SATA drivers for these devices. You can retrieve the correct driver HERE, and slipstream the driver into your windows disc. For slipstreaming tutorials and software, go HERE.

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Install the XP Pro first, install the necessary drivers etc. Then after that load the other disk for windows XP Home install it choose the drive to install the OS, install the necessary drivers etc. you will see two operating system while going to boot section of the computer.

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