How do I install Win XP on a Vista Laptop

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I want to change the OS on my laptop from Win Vist to Win XP but it gives me an error message (Cannot find hard drive)
ASKED: August 11, 2008  7:05 PM
UPDATED: October 23, 2008  6:04 PM

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First off, Do you have all the drivers you need after XP is installed. What brand is your laptop, you should go to the
manufacturers website and look up the compatible drivers. I have seen a majority of Dell Laptop’s that have been able to downgrade to XP. Second, You might need a SATA driver for your machine because it is not recognizing the HDD. So go find out the brand of your machine and look up the drivers and see if that works out. Also you might want to check if your machine is 64-bit or 32-bit.

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  • Schmidtw
    On bootup, be sure to enter the BIOS and take a look at the settings. The alternative boot settings for XP and Vista may be playing a role (booring from CD, DVD, HDD, or HDD). Take a look there, you might see something out of place.
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  • EnterpriseDesktopATE
    This article from SearchEnterpriseDesktop.com can help you Install XP on a Vista machine.
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