Installing XP from WDS image to preinstalled Windows 8 laptop.
We have 8 new laptops that came preinstalled with Windows 8 and I need to install XP on them.
I have tried using our XP image from WDS which I have injected the required drivers into. It appears to install fine with no problems, restarts and then shows the XP loading screen. It then just shuts down, no blue screen, no errors, just turns off.
I have disabled secure boot and ahci within the BIOS and I can install XP from a CD without any issues. The only other thing I can think of is that the hardware is 64bit and the image 32 but I have installed 32bit images onto 64 machines with no problem before. (this may have only been 7 not xp, I can't remember)
Any help with this would be great, Thanks.
Re: Installing XP from WDS image to preinstalled Windows 8 laptop.
You'll have a hell of a time finding drivers for an os that old on modern hardware. At the least you may need sata drivers to make it boot even with ahci off, unless there is an ide compatibility mode still built in.