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Windows 7: Trying to switch to XP from windows 7

28 Jul 2011   #11

Windows 7; Server 08; Window Home Server; Vista; XP

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by haxcid View Post

2. Enter the bios and turn off AHCI mode which is not supported by XP and is probably on by default.
Win XP will support AHCI.

Have a read of those two tutorials:
SATA Drivers - Load in Windows XP Setup on Dual Boot
SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD
I should have added by default XP does not support AHCI mode. And while I appreciate the links he is neither dual booting nor is he slipstreaming. Right now he is attempting to do a straight install of XP to replace windows 7. As the performance gains are so slight the sensible suggestion would be to just enter the bios and disable AHCI and run the sata in legacy/pata mode. Once he has a working installation of windows xp then we can get AHCI going after the fact. There are tons of articles on getting it going after a standard install.


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