Downgrade vista

CC - Jun 21, 2009 at 12:07 PM
 CC - Jun 22, 2009 at 10:12 AM
Hello, I will try to make this as clear as possible........

I have a the dell installation disc for XP pro SP2 from the inspiron 1525 that went through a fire.

I now have and inspiron 1525 with vista on it... What a major mistake!

I thought is would be a simple switch have the the xp dell install, but have since found that thought to be wrong. Or not as simple as I thought.....

Can anyone help me out with instruction, step by stp, for a laymen/women?

2 responses

closeup22 Posts 8923 Registration date Friday May 15, 2009 Status Member Last seen October 7, 2010 2,099
Jun 21, 2009 at 12:12 PM
To use XP on the dell inspiron you will have to change the sata operation to IDE on your bios! Change the AHCI settings!

Then Insert your Windows XP installation disk!
did that don't make a difference. will look else where for assistance, thanks anyways.
I believe I already did that and try through the normal routine and nope, notta. Unless I changed to SATA in the wrong fashion. I know I enabled it.

Will find the instructions again and check it out