Downgrading Windows 7 to XP. "Syntax error in .sif file"
I wasn't totally sure which forum to put this in.
The Head has been bought a new laptop my my manager and asked for it to be downgraded to XP and put on our network. (usually, he doesn't have it networked.)
It's Windows 7, so i know it's not straight forward to downgrade.
I've changed the SATA setting in the bios to compatibility (IDE) and that allowed me to start running the setup CD.
I then got this error;
"There is a syntax error in the .SIF file that Setup uses at line:8971.
Setup cannot continue. Shut down or restart your computer."
I've got this with 3 different original Discs
Looking around, downgrading involves getting rid of all recovery partitions. So i have, including a hidden one and now i have one large primary NTFS drive.
I'm still getting the same error. No recovery drives. Original Discs, and now i am totally stumped.
Anyone got any idea of what i could try?