BSOD while trying to install XP on vista laptop, no HD detected

By maiden
Aug 3, 2009
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  1. trying to install XP pro on my laptop, it came with th crappy vista

    read about SATA drives and that it can be solved but u need a floppy drive fr tht, my laptop of course does not have one.

    can anyone help?
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,451   +135

    Before you try installing XP on a Vista laptop, check with the laptops support website and see if XP drivers are available at all... If not, reinstall Vista and update it using Windows Update all the way to Vista, Service Pack 2. Its not Vista that's crappy, it's all the crap that they put on laptops after the operating system goes on
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