Windows Thread, Getting XP on a vista pre installed laptop in Technical; Ok this has taken up 10mins of my time already and I'm stumped.
Trying to get XP on a new ...
22nd May 2008, 03:20 PM #1
Getting XP on a vista pre installed laptop
Ok this has taken up 10mins of my time already and I'm stumped.
Trying to get XP on a new laptop that has vista on it. XP install says it cant see and hard disks as its got a sata controller. Cool press F6 to install some drivers, errr no floppy drive :/
Is there an easy way of downgrading to XP?
22nd May 2008, 03:34 PM #2
You can use either a USB Floppy disk, or disable SATA native mode in the BIOS.
A bit more info would help - Make and Model?
22nd May 2008, 03:36 PM #3
You need to disable AHCI in the BIOS if possible, look for option like AHCI or SATA Mode AHCI/Enhanced/IDE/Compatability
Where possible disbale AHCI and switch any SATA mode options to compatible or IDE.
22nd May 2008, 03:42 PM #4
Thanks changing the ACPI mode to IDE worked.
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