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HP DV2700Tx Windows vista to XP Downgrade

I have bought a new DV2700Tx laptop. This comes with preloaded Windows Vista, when i try to load my old windows XP its not able to find the HDD. I am not interested in working with Windows vista. Any suggestions

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You will need to download the SATA controller driver from
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=ob-56416-1&lc=en&cc=uk&lang=en&os=228&product=3641490&dlc=en
without that your laptop won't recognize your hard drive there
are 2 ways to solve this:
first one you'll need an external floppy drive save the sata driver on a floppy put your xp disk in and start the install at the very begining xp prompts you press F6 to install sata driver press that and it'll get the driver from the external floppy drive.
second way is to create an xp disk with the sata driver to achieve that you'll need a deployment software i use nlite
http://www.nliteos.com/ if you have any problems add me to your msn messenger atlascomputerrepair@hotmail.co.uk and i'll talk you through it

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