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Installing xp on inspiron 1525

It is a dell inspiron 1525 that came with vista os but there are some softwares that wld just not work with vista so the idea was to partition the HD and install xp so that the two os would be running
Now the system does not allow xp because it does not allow the installation.
it cannot even see the HD when attempt is made to install xp.

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The reason why xp does not see the hard drive durin setup is the ahci option enabled in the bios. you need to change the option to ata. to do that power on the system and tap f2 at the dell logo. in the bios change the stat operations to ata. the option most likely is listed under drivers. you may also have to disble flash cache from the bios. once the option is disabled hit esc and save and exit. boot from the XP cd and run the setup. at the partations screen delete the c drive and partation it according to the size you need for xp and leave the rest for vista. install XP and the drivers from support.dell.com. After XP is ready to use put in the Vista DVD once in XP and install Vista on the unpartationed space left from the c drive.



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I want install xp on my dell inspiron 1525.plz exp.

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The first thing you need to do is GO INTO YOUR BIOS AND MAKE SURE THAT YOUR VD OR DVD DRIVE IS SELECTED AS THE FIRST BOOT OPTION!!!!!!!!!!!
another option would be to try to burn a copy of your xp disc to another cd (using another computer), sometimes that will negate any disc errors, and save you the cost of another XP purchase...
something else to consider is the fact that this machine was made for Vista, and there aren't any drivers specifically for XP for this machine, although there are work-arounds that can be found in the following article which I Highly Recommend that you read!
http://www.laptops-drivers.com/dell-laptop/how-to-install-windows-xp-on-dell-inspiron-1525-or-downgrading-vista.html

http://74.55.96.66/vb/topic100803.html

Posted on Jun 03, 2008

  • Larry Miller Jun 03, 2008

    ,,,should read .."CD OR DVD DRIVE..."

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I think that the disc u have is not bootable then buy a bootable XP cd then restart the computer and keep on pressing f8 this will bring u on set up then u can do that 

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