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Can I install windows xp on the poweredge 1800 server and overwritten the existing o/s windows server 2003,please assist

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Hey,

I looked over the spesifications for the poweredge 1800 servers, go ahead, it will work perfectly but there is one problem in the windows XP setup, you will need to insert / load SCSI or SATA drivers for the hard drive With a floppy disk, or if you don't have a floppy drive your going to need to create a custom windows xp setup cd and add the drivers into it so it can start the SCSI or SATA hard drive and finish the install. without the drivers it might not find the hard drive.

Aside from that I don't see any other problems. You should be able to get the drivers, and everything ese from dell site
http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/

Actually I looked over the dell downloads, I see only windows 2000 on the list with windows server 2003, and 2008 and linux distributions.

This could be a 2nd problem, drivers might not be avaialble, or work with xp, but we might be able to get it to work.


So two problems, SCSI or SATA drivers in windows xp / windows 2000 setup

2nd problem is in windows xp drivers, you could try windows 2003's drivers and 2000's and see if they work, if not, then we would have to look for drivers ourselfs from the internet.

So xp might cause headache but we might get it working, windows 2000 seems to be supported perfectly.

Let me know how the project goes
Thanks,
Ekse

Posted on Jun 03, 2009

  • gory_crown Jul 02, 2011

    With my PowerEdge 1800 I am trying to do the same thing. I got a copy of Win 2000 pro; with the license.

    Then I went on Dell and saw where you are right it's supported by Win 2000. But the driver that I think I am supposed to use is too big to fit on a 1.44 floppy. Frustrating to say the least.

    Can someone please give me a link to a driver that will help my PowerEdge 1800 see my drive (solo) and will fit on a floppy (1.44). Please....

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