How to install xp on windows 7 in aspire 5742

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learner - Mar 17, 2011 at 01:59 PM
bionik Posts 4233 Registration date Thursday August 19, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen August 3, 2016 - Mar 18, 2011 at 02:20 AM
Hello,


I am trying to install windows XP in Aspire5742 laptop which already had windows7 but it is giving me physical dump error.thans in advance
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bionik Posts 4233 Registration date Thursday August 19, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen August 3, 2016
Mar 17, 2011 at 02:18 PM
If you are trying to install the Windows XP from scratch on the laptop, please BE SURE that you put the Hard Drive on "Compatibility" mode in BIOS, which was defaulted to "AHCI" (Compatibility is also known as IDE).

Otherwise, you will experience the "blue screen" issue. To change that setting, you need to do the following:
1. Press F2 when booting up the computer
2. Select 'Config', then 'Serial ATA (SATA)'
3. Change controller option to 'Compatibility' / 'IDE'

Good Luck!
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chloelin Posts 5 Registration date Thursday March 17, 2011 Status Member Last seen March 18, 2011
Mar 17, 2011 at 11:03 PM
I installed XP on an Aspire M16110 which ra Vista. I re-formatted the whole hard drive first and it went in like a lamb - I didn't set anything in BIOS. However bionik, dont think I'm implying your wrong; just there may be another way.
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bionik Posts 4233 Registration date Thursday August 19, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen August 3, 2016
Mar 18, 2011 at 02:20 AM
Dear Chloelin,

You're right maybe, let's wait for Leaner feedback.
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