Unable to Install Windows XP over Windows 7

suri - Updated on Apr 20, 2018 at 06:27 AM
 Ran - Apr 19, 2018 at 11:27 AM
I have installed windows 7 and I want to switch back to windows XP.But I am not able to install it.All the time it gives a blue screen and says the harddrive might be curropted or there might be virus.This is being happening after the installation of windows 7.
I formatted the drive once even then the same problem.

6 responses

Heres the step on how you can install xp on pre installed win 7.
  • On the Setup of your bios.
  • Choose the ATA instead of AHCI on the SATA configuration..
  • then now apply the changes. then insert your cd on the cd rom. make sure you have chosen the cd as your first boot device.
Hey John, you are awesome.....it works on laptop too.
thanks a lot for the advise.
So far so good. Just bought a new Toshiba Satellite.
In bios hard drive mode, I didn't have "ATA" but rather "compatibility"
as an option. which worked. Got love XP Pro.

Many thanks.