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17 Jun 2013   #1

windows 7 professional 64-bit (6.1, build 7601)
Help me regarding installing xp from win7

what problem if i can't install winXP. my laptop is dell xps m140 the os is win7 ultimate now i try to downgrade the OS i install the winXP and once i run the cp in desktop of my laptop the buttom of install the windows xp is disable how can i do to install the winXP.. hope you can help me.. thanks anyway

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17 Jun 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 Zorin OS 9 Core x64 Ubuntu 14.04 x64 Xubuntu 13.1 x64

You have to boot from the XP disc.

Put the disc in the tray and restart the machine.

When you get the prompt to " Press any key to boot from cd/dvd " push any key on the keyboard.

Don't run it from within Windows 7 ( not from the desktop )
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18 Jun 2013   #3
Microsoft MVP


How to Boot A Computer from CD or DVD - YouTube

I'd want the licensed XP Media Center OEM CD with SP3. Be careful if you download it that you don't get one that's cracked or tampered with - read the comments.

During install delete all partitions and full format your new XP partition that you create.
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18 Jun 2013   #4

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First check for all the Win XP drivers for your hardware on the manufacturer's web site.

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
SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD
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