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Xp Install On A Vista Machine

By nathan ·
I recently purchased a new Sony Vaio laptop with Vista Business pre-installed for work.
I want to install XP over Vista but when i get to the install screen and select the install XP option, i get an error message saying that there are no hard drives plugged in, and the set-up ends.
I have spent hours trying to get XP to install but am at my wits end with it now!
Hopefully there's someone on here who can help me

Sony VAIO FZ19VN

Processor & Chipset:
Processor : Intel Core 2 Duo T7100 / 1.8 GHz
Multi-Core Technology : Dual-Core
64-bit Computing : Yes
Data Bus Speed : 800 MHz
Features : Enhanced SpeedStep technology

RAM:
Installed Size : 2 GB / 2 GB (max)
Technology : DDR II SDRAM - 667 MHz
Memory Specification Compliance : PC2-5300
Configuration Features : 2 x 1 GB

Cache Memory:
Type : L2 Cache
Installed Size : 2 MB

Hard Disk Drive:
120 GB - Serial ATA-150 - 5400 rpm

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Check out the links below...

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Xp Install On A Vista Mac ...

You may need to install the SATA drivers manually before loading XP.
HTH.

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Install-Windows-XP-On-SATA-Without-a-Floppy-F6-47807.shtml
http://cruftbox.com/blog/archives/000867.html
http://www.tek-tips.com/faqs.cfm?fid=4641

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Thanks, Worked A Treat

by nathan In reply to Check out the links below ...

Thanks for that, it worked great especially as there was no hard drive on the Laptop!

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XP install on an Acer with Vista

by michel.vallee In reply to Xp Install On A Vista Mac ...

I just put a detailled explanation of what I do with success

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