I purchased an HP Business desktop a few weeks ago. It came with Windows 7 (which I don't really like using) and I have been trying to get a partition for Win XP.
Most of the issues I have come up against have been resolved to a greater or lesser extent within sevenforums - much of it with your tutorials. I had enormous trouble slipstreaming the appropriate SATA drivers
into the XP disk, but finally got that sorted out a day or two ago.
I have tried to follow your instructions to delete the 100mb System drive that Win 7 thoughtfully created. I made a Win 7 Repair Disk (DVD) OK, (although I was disappointed to discover here that it's only a repair disk, and not a full recover/reinstall disk). When I re-boot the computer, and select "Boot from CD/DVD" the OS loads OK.
However my "Language" screen which appears looks very different to the one shown on your tutorial, and it won't allow me to get the CMD screen using Shift-F10. Can you help here?
Also, probably not the appropriate thread, but can I get rid of the 100mb HP_Tools drive also?
many thanks for your input.