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drook

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    problem installing xp on a laptop having vista
    « on: July 22, 2008, 05:20:58 AM »
    Hi,

    I bought an HP laptop having vista ultimate . Now i require Xp on the machine.
    So i tried installing with a bootable xp cd....

    i get a blue screen saying the no drives found ...and the setup aborts..

    can someone help me...


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    Re: problem installing xp on a laptop having vista
    « Reply #1 on: July 22, 2008, 07:08:59 AM »
    Vista will not normally allow XP to be installed...post ALOT more info about the machine and someone will be along shortly...
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      Re: problem installing xp on a laptop having vista
      « Reply #2 on: July 22, 2008, 09:35:39 AM »
      You can install XP in VirtualPC from Microsoft. It is a free download, and runs XP inside of Vista. You may need to increase your ram to get decent performace.