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Installing Winows XP

By madanraj ·
How to install XP in the laptop that comes with Windows Vista..........i tried many times but couldn't....its start installing but comes out from that.........any othet method apart from virtual PC concept.

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by mamies In reply to Installing Winows XP

comes out from that? I have had problems looking for drivers before. Also I have had a problem with a BIOS setting for the Hard Drive. I cant remember what it is but i have a feeling it was something like enchanced sata or something.

Have a look for that and turn it off. I would also recommend taking a full image of the hard disk so if something goes wrong you are able to recover it.
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You can try to delete and recreate the Primary Partition with XP or

by Jacky Howe In reply to Installing Winows XP

If your system is capable the Windows Vista Recovery CD can be used to Boot your PC so that you can use Bootsect.exe to restore the Ntldr program. Use the Vista Recovery CD to Boot to a Command Prompt where you can run these Commands to apply the master boot code that is compatible with NTLDR to the volume labeled C.

<a href="http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/window-on-windows/?p=622 " target="_blank"><u>1. Creating a Windows Vista Recovery CD</u></a>

Burn it to CD with Nero or similar.


Boot from the Vista CD and on the first screen click Next, click Repair your computer, click Next and select Command Prompt.
type the following command: bootsect.exe /nt52 C: and press Enter.

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