HP: Downgrade from Vista to XP

Before installing Windows XP in your notebook, you need to disable the SATA native support in BIOS. Because, the Windows XP operating sysetem doesnt have the inbuilt SATA drivers.

So I recommend you to please follow the below steps to disable the SATA option in BIOS :

1. Turn on the computer.

2. Keep tapping the F10 key when the Compaq logo appears. This will take you to BIOS Setup Utility.

3. Click on System Configuration tab.

4.Under that select SATA Native support [ disable ].

5. Press F10 to “Save and Exit” the BIOS.

6. Click on Ok/Yes to confirm the changes.

7. Restart the computer.

If you are not able to find the SATA option in BIOS also you can go ahead and install Windows XP in your notebook.
But, First you need to integrate the SATA drivers to the bootable Windows XP operating system.

SATA driver into WinXp boot cd using nLite:

Materials needed:

Download the nLite software from the below link :

http://www.nliteos.com/

NOTE: The URL above will take you to a non HP Web site. HP does not control and is not responsible for information outside of the HP Web site.

Which is a free tool to help you slipstreaming(integrate) your SATA drivers into WinXp installation disk.

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1) Get your Windows XP installation disk and copy the contents to a new folder(I named it “WinXp”).

2) Extract the SATA drivers you downloaded into a folder, namely “Floppy 32Bit”. (Need help for “Extracting SATA driver from their EXE without Floppy Disk(FD)”)

Please download the SATA drivers from the below link and extract to a folder and name it as “Floppy 32Bit”

http://maxeasyguide.blogspot.com/2008/04/extracting-sata-driver-from-their-exe.html

http://techiesspot.com/filez/ICH9sata.zip
NOTE: The URL above will take you to a non HP Web site. HP does not control and is not responsible for information outside of the HP Web site.

3) Now Run nLite->choose “Next”.

4) Now, locate the Windows folder(for me, it’s “WinXp”).

5) Next again and you will come to “Presets”. Ignore this by choosing “Next” again.

6) In “Task Selection”, choose “Drivers” and “Bootable ISO” by high-lighting them.

7) Choose “Insert”->”Single driver”

8) Browse to the SATA driver folder(I named it “Floppy 32Bit”) and select either one of the .INF file, I choose “iaahci.inf”.

9) A screen like below will pop-up, make sure it’s “Textmode driver” and select all of them by holding CTRL+A key and choose “OK”

10) You shall see something like this. Choose “Next” and you will be prompted.

11) Choose “Yes” to start the process.

12) Let it finish and choose “Next”.

13) Finally, you can create your project as ISO image or burn it directly to CD-R under “Mode”. I choose “Direct Burn”. You can put anything for “Label” but not too long. Choose “Burn” and you will be prompted again.

14) Choose “Yes” to burn it to CD-R. Wait for it to finish and choose “Next”

15) Choose “Finish” to exit nLite.

You can also refer to the third party link which explains how to integrate the SATA drivers to the Windows XP Operating system.

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows/resolving-setup-did-not-find-any-hard-disk-drives-during-windows-xp-installation/

NOTE: The URL above will take you to a non HP Web site. HP does not control and is not responsible for information outside of the HP Web site.

After creating Windows XP integrated SATA drivers, please follow the below steps to install Windows XP in your notebook.

http://www.windowsreinstall.com/winxphome/installxpcdnewhdd/indexfullpage.htm

NOTE: The URL above will take you to a non HP Web site. HP does not control and is not responsible for information outside of the HP Web site.

I suggest you perform the steps and get back to us of the issue persists and we will be glad to assist you further.

Una respuesta to “HP: Downgrade from Vista to XP”

  1. Arntr Says:

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