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XP replacing Vista on HP laptops and on other laptops - What Can I do

Hi all, I've tried to Install XP on a Vista Laptop, I changed the boot option to CD/DVD drive, the Installation Pack ran but I can't locate the Hard drive to create a mount point on. What do I need to change on the system settings so as to detect the mount point (Hard Drive). Specifically, I experienced this on a HP laptop. Please assist me

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Re: XP replacing Vista on HP laptops and on other laptops...

Bro you first need to disable the SATA Native support then you can install Windows XP/2000 or other legacy OS!

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Can't install xp in compaq laptop

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You jave to do a clean install, simply put the xp cd in the cd/dvd drive and reboot the computer, please make sure that your cd/dvd drive is the first option on the boot priority. Normally you find these setings in the bios(setup) and you have to press a button when the computer start. Normally they write on the screen : press "(the button)" to setup.

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So to install HDD recovery, please do as follow:
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Can you please assist me how to install XP or any OS in hp laptop which has os windows vista?

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I bought a cheap Compaq laptop that came with Vista Home Premium. The speed was horrendous! Anyway, I received the same no hard drive found error. To solve the problem, I went into the system config (BIOS) by pressing F10 on startup, and turned off SATA hard drive support (its supposed to make the hard drive run faster), I rebooted, inserted my Win XP Pro disc and viola, it detected the hard drive. I would say that the laptop runs a good 40% faster than before. Vista is a big no no when it comes to low end laptops built for word processing and internet browsing.

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