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Windows 7: from windows 7 to xp and now cant install xp on hdd??? please help me?

06 Nov 2012   #1
Core7

Window 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
from windows 7 to xp and now cant install xp on hdd??? please help me?

Hi there, i have a fujitsu siemens p1 1505. it was working fine with windows 7 but the lady has an program that doesn't work with windows 7. So i tried to install windows xp. didn't work got a message saying no hdd's detected. so i removed the hdd and connect it to a pc and succefully installed windows xp. insert it back in the laptop and when it boots it gives me a flickering "_" please tell me what to do.

Some said it can be the SATA RIAD.....but i cant disable it on the bios.....

Thanks i know i can rely on you guys advising me on this one....please help me solve this problem


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06 Nov 2012   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

What was the name of the program that would not run in Windows 7? Did you try and run under compatibility mode?

Compatibility Mode

Regards,
Golden
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06 Nov 2012   #3
Core7

Window 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Yes sir i did it was Bernina embroidery software editort lite v4....
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06 Nov 2012   #4
Core7

Window 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

After i tried that compatibility mode i got the blue screen the whole time even when i tried to repair, safe mode ect.....
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06 Nov 2012   #5
shawnglory

 

Does the software require huge amounts of resources? If yes you might want to reinstall as it could be corrupted somewhere since 7 has a massive list of compatability db. If no and reinstall doesn't work may I suggest using an alternative like a virtual computer @ emulators.
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06 Nov 2012   #6
Core7

Window 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

i cant get an OS installed on this latop now dont know why
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06 Nov 2012   #7
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

What version of Windows 7 does your friend have? If Pro/Ultimate, its possible to run under WinXP Virtual machine in Windows 7.

How do I get a much needed prgram to work with windows 7 that worked - Microsoft Community
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06 Nov 2012   #8
shawnglory

 

Be sure to do a clean installation with oem discs.
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06 Nov 2012   #9
Core7

Window 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shawnglory View Post
Be sure to do a clean installation with oem discs.
Yeah it is windows ultimate....but as soon a s i attempt to in stall it is gives me a blue screen....how can i fix this i cant get my windows installed
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06 Nov 2012   #10
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Follow this guide to do a clean install:
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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 from windows 7 to xp and now cant install xp on hdd??? please help me?




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