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Windows 7: XP install problem

13 Aug 2009   #1

XP install problem

i have got a Downloaded version of XP Pro with a bought Prod ID what ive had forever and kept after having to bin windows, so when i wanna install it onto my 7 machine it says i don't have a Hard Disk Drive and i can't even install it, it happens on the very start of the installation when its starting the setup with the blue screen and i get the error and it just exits reboots and goes to windows 7, what is wrong?

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20 Aug 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I'm getting this same issue on a laptop with Vista on it.
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20 Aug 2009   #3

XP, Seven, 2008R2

The Windows XP installation media doesn't support some of the newest hard drives or controllers. So you may need to load the necessary driver(s) by floppy disk or rebuild your Windows XP disc with the driver(s) built-in.

You might also be able to get around this problem by disabling native SATA support in the system BIOS (if that is even an option on your laptop). Once you get Windows XP installed with native SATA disabled, then you can install the latest driver and re-enable it.
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