Asus X51RL laptop, 2GB RAM, 160GB SATA Seagate HDD, BIOS upgraded to newest version 204. Current OS is Vista Home. Problem: I tried to get rid of Vista and install XP Pro, but no success, tried different CD, SP2, SP3 (CDs work fine in other PCs) no success, tried to use nLite and integrate SATA drivers, no success either , though I'm not sure if I used the correct drivers. There is no such option to change IDE/SATA/RAID settings in the AMI BIOS.
Where I got so far: I set up boot device priority to CD, when I restart, it asks to ''press any key to boot from CD'' , I hit a key, then ''_'' appears in the upper left corner blinking for few seconds and then blank screen. CD spins and makes noise, but nothing happens on screen. I never got to the blue screen saying ''setup is inspecting your hardware configuration''
questions: what do I have to do in order to get XP on Asus X51RL laptop and therefore delete Vista (I don't want Dualboot)
If nLite is the only option, what driver do I need (please post a link or full decription and name.
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Dear Fried its possible.. Go the Boot Menu at your BIOS ( For go the BIOS Press DEL at startup your system) there you may se Hard Disk Priority Option. There you can change Hard disk Priority... you may need setup your sata as first one..
you can upgrade from Windows XP to Windows Vista(ultimate, premium, home, business.......), you have to buy a Windows Vista CD and install a fresh copy or format.
Some Minimum Requirements:
i) Min 2GB RAM or atleast 1GB RAM(if you have>1GB RAM installation of Windows Vista will not continue)
II) External Graphic Card. for some versions of Windows Vista(to run Aero Interface, special feature only in some versions of Windows Vista)
"Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor" is a software from Microsoft which you can download from internet, this can help you determine which features and edition of Windows Vista will run on your computer.
i.e., when u load this software on windows xp it will suggest which upgrade version of windows vista will suit your system(based on you system configuration. or hardware components.) and then you can install the upgraded version of windows xp(mostly windows vista home,.........)
yeah you should upgrade. Windows xp 32bit only support up to 3gb memory. You should upgrade to 64bit.
And your specs? Yeah it can run 64 bit operating systems or if you like, use Windows Vista x86 or x64 with Service Pack 1.
I would not update the BIOS unless you are experiencing any problems. Try installing the new hardware first and then if you do experience problems, think about upgrading the BIOS. The latest version is 1013 FYI.
The new hardware should be supported without a BIOS update, as long as you have Service Pack 2 in Windows XP or above then all your 750GB will be shown. As for the memory you should see it list the new size in the POST screen before Windows even loads, or inside Windows.
If you do have problems, then please post back and we can help.