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Windows 7: Cannot find correct sata drivers for installing windows xp

10 Jun 2013   #1

windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 
Cannot find correct sata drivers for installing windows xp

I have a windows 7 pro 64-bit and need to install XP to dual boot. I have a new Dell optiplex 7010 SFF and cannot find the right drivers to detect my SATA hard drive. The drivers from dell do not have the right inf file to load into easyBCD. So the install ends with no mass storage devices available.

Thank You


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10 Jun 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

jsnight: have you tried this:SATA Drivers - Load in Windows XP Setup on Dual Boot

sevenforums have great tutorials.
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10 Jun 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

jsnite

Take a look at this link . Shows how to add a SATA driver to a Windows XP installation disc

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10 Jun 2013   #4

windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the reply vistaking...and Yes that is what I am trying to do slipstream my xp copy with sata drivers but cannot find the sata drivers for my dell optiplex 7010.
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10 Jun 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Are you going for 32 or 64 bit XP ? Also why XP its a very old OS .
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10 Jun 2013   #6

windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

going for 32-bit and need xp for some old software
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10 Jun 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

You may run XP inside Windows 7

Take a look at this link here

Windows XP Mode - Install and Setup
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10 Jun 2013   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hey jsnight, I tried to help toooo..lol. Anyways your in good hands with VistaKing.

Good luck with your driver issue.
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10 Jun 2013   #9

windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

Thanks fedaru...I can believe I couldn't get the drivers from dell site. If they are there then I don't know what ones to use
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10 Jun 2013   #10

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jsnight View Post
Thanks fedaru...I can believe I couldn't get the drivers from dell site. If they are there then I don't know what ones to use
Post a web link to the WinXP drivers on the Dell web site.
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