I want to install XP!!!

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  1. Misaki2010

    Misaki2010 MDL Addicted

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    Hi, I want to install XP on my PC which already has Windows 7. The thing is that in boot the mouse and keyboard isn't recognized by the OS and I think that USB drivers are the problem, anyway, without the keyboard I can't install it :( so I was wondering if there's any way to install Windows XP from Windows 7 using the CD or the .iso

    Please DO NOT suggest me to use XP Mode, if I would have wanted that I wouldn't have started this thread! I want to use Windows XP as a standalone OS in DualBoot with Windows 7, and yes, I know, after I install XP I have to fix Windows 7 boot, that's not a big deal and I know how to do it (had the same issue when I had Mac + Windows 7).

    Anyway, thanks for your time and hopefully someone can help me :)
     
  2. x86

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    #2 x86, Aug 14, 2011
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    Regarding that bit - have you checked the BIOS settings thoroughly? It should have something like Enable USB Keyboard / Mouse Support. At least mine has that option. I have this turned off as I am on native PS/2 for both keyboard / mouse :p

    If the BIOS option doesn't do the trick, you could always use USB->PS/2 adaptors for those devices. Just a suggestion :)
     
  3. Misaki2010

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    I don't have that option because my PC has only USB ports (8 of them) and no PS/2 ports :(
     
  4. Misaki2010

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    Thank you, I'll try, hope it works :(
     
  5. stayboogy

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    #5 stayboogy, Aug 14, 2011
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    you should unplug them before you begin setup, and then plug them in after setup begins and that should solve your problem.

    i use a usb mouse and have never had any problems with xp recognizing it during installs/reinstalls (after unplugging it and plugging it back again) and my bios has no usb support...

    i wonder why it will not recognize yours??:confused:
     
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  6. Misaki2010

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    The tip that acrsn posted didn't work

    Egrupov, thank you but I already know how to do that.

    stayboogy, thank you and I hope this one works :D I'll try it after I'm back home :D
     
  7. x86

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    #8 x86, Aug 14, 2011
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    I think you are getting closer now; if your BIOS doesn't have an option for USB Keyboard / Legacy Support etc you should try plugging the keyboard to a different USB port, reboot and give the installation another go. Try all the USB ports if necessary, starting from the front-panel ones (if there are any). If you have a USB hub - unplug it - and try from existing built-in USB ports only. Reason is that not all USB ports are 'active' during boot http://forums.mydigitallife.net/vb4_style/smilies_default/wink.gif
     
  8. urie

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    @ x86, i would forget about trying usb ports on front panel only try ones on the back of computer directly connected to motherboard.
     
  9. Misaki2010

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    #10 Misaki2010, Aug 14, 2011
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    totally agree with you, anyway my keyboard and mouse are in the back. I will try tomorrow morning the method that stayboogy suggested, because I'm not home now. I hope it will work :(

    UPDATE (16/08/11) so... unplugging the mouse and keyboard and inserting them back didn't work :(
     
  10. 911medic

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    What hardware are you using...Motherboard specs...
     
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  11. andhrew

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    is your MB new or old? cuz in new MB there are usb 3.0 ports where xp wont recognize them without drivers if so then you can try to check usb 2.0 ports on MB or use ps2 keyboard or adapter from usb to ps2 that's all what i can suggest you at this moment ;)
     
  12. urie

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    As acrsn said, ports could be fried just buy a cheap pci usb card and try that.
     
  13. Misaki2010

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    #15 Misaki2010, Aug 18, 2011
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    How could they be dead if I'm using them right now in Windows 7 :| ?
     
  14. urie

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    Ok I forgot you were using windows 7 in that case it must be a setting in the bios and another point according to documentation for that model it must be windows xp sp1 and above.
    also from manual

    USB:settings in bios.
    Or USB Disable.
     
  15. 2percent

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    Here is one quick thing to try. If the keyboard is not recognized when using the XP disk, try the install with a Windows7 disk. If the keyboard works when booted with the W7 disk then you need to integrate additional drivers into the XP disk.
     
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  16. Misaki2010

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    I don't have an option to disable them... (the front USB) and they all work when I boot Windows 7, Windows 8, or Mac OS X DVD's :| Only XP doesn't work... (Vista works)

    If I need to edit the XP iso and get drivers and stuff, I give up, and I stick with 7 and 8. on this PC... anyway I asked on the first thread if there's a way to install Windows XP from Windows 7 desktop... like you can install Windows 7 from another 7 desktop :)
     
  17. andhrew

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    #19 andhrew, Aug 18, 2011
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    ok i will ask silly question are you using original copy of windows xp or some modified?
    cuz in my job i have seen such situations but only when ppl tried to install modified installations like from peter pen etc. cuz ive never seen such problem with original copy :(
     
  18. Misaki2010

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    original copy, I never use pre-activated or modified versions of Microsoft Windows :)