Quote: Originally Posted by bertie11
I also have an unused copy of Win 7 HP 32 bit which I want to use on it. The Win 7 is an XP to Win 7 update. It came with a 64 bit which I'm already using on my own laptop.
you dont need to have XP on your pc to intall windows 7 upgrade version.
(there is no windows 7 upgrade path from xp)
about instaling windows 7 upgrade version read tutorial on this forum
but if im not mistaken you bought one
upgrade version that came in 32 and 64 bit versions.. as far as i know you can use only one
version per licence you can choose 32bit or
This is why your validation may be broken.
if you really want to install xp (but if you want upgrade to 7 there is no meaning to it).
i suggest you to integrate windows xp sata drivers in to your install cd.. there is manual integration or 3rd party tools like nlite (google for it)
or change HDD mode in bios from AHCI to legacy ide that should help too. (you would not be able to use ahci features)