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nice guy - Nov 1, 2009 at 05:34 AM
xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 - Nov 1, 2009 at 02:15 PM
Hello,
I just got a laptop with windows vista (yuk), and i need to downgrade that to windows xp, formatting the drive and all. I boot from the CD and after the initial loading session, a message comes up saying there is no hard drive detected, and windows doesn't install

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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,828
Nov 1, 2009 at 02:15 PM
Windows XP does not have drivers for the advanced SATA controller that is in your laptop. Google "slipstream" for instructions on slipstreaming the SATA drivers into you Windows XP disk.

Please be advised that is just your FIRST problem. You will then have problems with finding other hardware drivers for the motherboard.

Good Luck
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