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I have a Gateway MT6728 . I hate Vista on it and wanting to run Windows XP Pro because it less memory user than vista. When I downloaded the SATA Driver for the hard-drive . I made a floppy disk to boot the files and select them during screen to F6. When it gets past the formatting and getting ready to copy files it cannot find it. Am I needing to slipstream the iso?

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  • Josh Peters
    Josh Peters Jul 20, 2009

    Alright, I will try this . And it does read the Floppy Drive. But its just when it copies the files to the hard-drive it seems like its looking for the files on the cd

  • Josh Peters
    Josh Peters Jul 20, 2009

    I have figured it out . I slipstreamed the cd and booted it and now working. Thanks for your help

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HI...

Do you see the FDD been read after the F6 key?

Do not go with the quick formatting option.
Try without partitioning the driver and proceed with the installation.

Let me know
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