Instal XP instead Vista OEM impossible - HEEEELP

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Kalea, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. Kalea

    Kalea MDL Novice

    Jan 10, 2010
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    Hi
    im am desperate because i am trying to instal xp instead a vista on toschiba A200 1n7 notebook and it doesnt work because it doesnt recognize HDD.

    I also tried to change it in BIOS but there isnt the possibility to do it.
    I also tried tro burn an integrated disc with SATA drivers but it doesnt boot.
    And since i have nowhere to put floppy disc i dont know what to do anymore.
    Please help.
    Kalea
     
  2. Motoguru

    Motoguru MDL Novice

    Jan 18, 2010
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    I believe you need XP SP3 if your drive is larger than 137 GB.
     
  3. mobile_man

    mobile_man MDL Novice

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    Sir Im newbe,,,actually i bought new notebook named GATWAY Models is ZA8 n in it vista installed n it is also coruppted now i want to know how can i convert into win xp sp2 bcoz it does not have CD/DVD drive to install via CD,,,I just used USB_KINGSTEN as bootable drive but not dtecting,,hope u will solve my problem ,,

    BR
     
  4. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    I think drivers will be a problem also..you need to set the bios to boot from USB and use a USB drive..preferrably a usb CD/DVD drive..

    Best to use the Vista for the driver issue..or W7...
     
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  5. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    Not a size issue, you need to either slipstream the drivers into the disk, or have a floppy to install them during install..it will ask you to press F6 or similar, then you can install them..with floppy only though..

    Easier to slipstream drivers with nlite of similar..
     
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