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 replies

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.
John, you're a genius! - Thanks for sharing that one.
(Ian C. (Northern Ireland.) 8~D
where is SATA configuration in bios setup
What if I want to install over an upgrade to Windows 7, and I transferred all of my files to an external hard drive?
Nice it works
Thanks John. ATA wasn't an option on my BIOS but IDE was, so I changed to that and it worked. brilliant.