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How to I access the advance setting in my bios so that I could change the setting to install windows XP in my laptop because when i switch to advance tab there is nothing to change there.

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Hello alnajy

go to bios and check under hard disk controller type. if its set to AHCI set it to ATA.

hope this helps

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