Dual boot Win XP on Vista

By bmovieman ·
Ok, so i have a windows vista home premium Sony VIAO laptop VGN-NR100 Series (That's all my papers say). I want to dual boot with Windows XP. I have a Windows XP Home Edition Version 2002 Upgrade. I've partitioned my hard drive for XP, only when I go to install it, It says that "SETUP CANNOT FIND ANY HARD DISKS". What can I do? I've read about SATA drives and stuff, but I dont know what to do. If u can, can u post a link for SATA drivers (if that's the problem). But please I really am trying to figure this out. I've been researching this for a while and i can't seem to get any further. Just tell me EXACTLY what to do, if u know, or give me an idea. Thanks.

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I wouldn't be doing it

by Jacky Howe In reply to Dual boot Win XP on Vista

but this should get you up and running. You are going to have to Slipstream the Sata Drivers into XP.


If you don't have a floppy disk you can Slipstream your XP installation.

How To: Slipstream your XP installation

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The reason that this is happening is because

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Dual boot Win XP on Vista

XP doesn't support SATA Drives you need to install the SATA Driver for your NB and XP.

You need to make a Slipstreamed instal Disc here after you find a SATA Driver to suit your Sony. The easiest way to do this is with a program called nLite availabel free from here


Don't forget to read the Guides on the same Web Page to yell you how to use the application.


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