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Windows 7: how to install win xp on Asus X42JE notebook

17 Nov 2010   #1

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
how to install win xp on Asus X42JE notebook

I have a Asus X42JE notebook with windows 7 ultimate 32 bit installed. How can I install windows xp pro on it, xp is not detecting the hard disk?

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17 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit

Is it a SATA drive?
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17 Nov 2010   #3
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello anos4a2, welcome to Seven Forums!

Here is an excellent idea from Greg that may be what you need and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
The error is likely due to the XP CD needs SATA controller inserted at the F6 prompt during the initial driver loading phase. But you need a floppy drive to do this or else you have to slipstream the driver in using this process:

SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD

The error can also be because the SATA controller driver in BIOS is set to AHCI meaning an AHCI driver is needed if available. So check that setting in BIOS setup. But you can't now change the setting to IDE mode because Win7 won't start.
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17 Nov 2010   #4

Windows Xp with Windows 7 theme = Win

Xp doesn't work on some newer models. You could always install windows Xp VIA virtual machine which works great! There's a couple of free ones out there!
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18 Nov 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP


The reason XP "doesn't work on some newer models" is due to the newer SATA HD controller drivers not being in the ancient XP installer.

You'll need to insert them at F6 drivers prompt if you have a floppy drive, or slipstream them into the XP installer: SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD
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