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Windows 7: SATA driver for Windows XP Slipstream


25 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64; Ubuntu 10.04 lTS
 
 
SATA driver for Windows XP Slipstream

I would like to try installing a dual boot of Windows XP Professional x86 with Windows 7 Professional x64 on a single hard drive. I gave up last time but decided to try one last time.

My question is about the SATA driver for my Seagate Barracuda HD.

Now, the XP Professional x86 I am going to install is obviously a 32-bit OS. My Windows 7 is a 64-bit OS.

The only driver I could find for my HD was from HP's website. It lists 32-bit and 64-bit drivers for Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems.

The specific driver is described as, "Original driver for the AMD AHCI Compatible RAID Controller solutions." Is this the one I would need?

And, also, am I looking for a 32-bit driver (XP is 32-bit) or 64-bit (Windows 7 is 64-bit)?

Thank you.

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26 Apr 2011   #2

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First check for all the Win XP drivers for your hardware.
http://welcome.hp.com/country/us/en/support.html
If your Win XP CD, does not support your Sata Controller, you will need to load drivers to uses at F6.
Load Sata Controller drivers with a floppy disk is the best way.
SATA Drivers - Load in Windows XP Setup on Dual Boot
OR
SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD

You can download your F6 Sata Controller drivers from here:
General XP Downgrade Guide for HP Laptops - HP Support Forum

If you are using more than 4gb of ram, use XP Mode.
Windows XP Mode - Install and Setup
Windows Virtual PC - Create Virtual Machine
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26 Apr 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64; Ubuntu 10.04 lTS
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
First check for all the Win XP drivers for your hardware.
http://welcome.hp.com/country/us/en/support.html
If your Win XP CD, does not support your Sata Controller, you will need to load drivers to uses at F6.
Load Sata Controller drivers with a floppy disk is the best way.
SATA Drivers - Load in Windows XP Setup on Dual Boot
OR
SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD

You can download your F6 Sata Controller drivers from here:
General XP Downgrade Guide for HP Laptops - HP Support Forum

If you are using more than 4gb of ram, use XP Mode.
Windows XP Mode - Install and Setup
Windows Virtual PC - Create Virtual Machine
I would use Virtual Mode, but I need to have access to the XP Recovery Console for class purposes. AKAIK, you can't access the Recovery Console from Virtual XP Mode.
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26 Apr 2011   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Use a virtual machine, and yes you can access the recovery console. Just manually install Windows in the virtual machine as you would a normal computer. Just do not use the image provided by Microsoft.
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26 Apr 2011   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64; Ubuntu 10.04 lTS
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Use a virtual machine, and yes you can access the recovery console. Just manually install Windows in the virtual machine as you would a normal computer. Just do not use the image provided by Microsoft.
Anywhere I can find a tutorial for that? Right now I have XP Mode installed in Windows Virtual Machine (downloaded both from microsoft.com). So, do I need to uninstall XP mode? Where do I go from there? I also have XP Pro on a disc I burned from Microsoft Academic Alliance site.

I thought you could only access the Recovery Console from the boot screen, and since I don't get a boot screen when entering the VM, I don't know how I would access the Recovery Console.
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27 Apr 2011   #6

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How to install and use the Recovery Console in Windows XP
You may or may not be able to use this in VM, untested by me.

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27 Apr 2011   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64; Ubuntu 10.04 lTS
 
 

Yup. It works. I'm excited! I did the install last night.

Just put the disc in and open VM. It will begin installing. Just make sure you don't have any Service Packs installed because you'll get the "disc is newer than blah blah blah" error message. Install the Recovery Console immediately after you install XP.
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28 Apr 2011   #8

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Well done.

Have fun with your class work.
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