Any ideas if I should just trash this idea or go for it. If someone who maybe has done this before could hold my hand or at the least point me to somewhere that has some instructions.
First check for all the Win XP drivers for your hardware.
It is hp pavilion and its specifications are Win 7 home premium 64 bit, 4 gb ram, amd dual core processor, 2 hardisk 320 gb x2.
so i decided to install wix xp sp3 to the second hardisk.
19 Quote: Originally Posted by larrym29 Do not use the BIOS update for 1555 in a 1558.
21 Yes after posting this it took about 30 seconds of research to figure out that was a bad idea.
Thanks 22 Floppy Drive When you refer to a Floppy Drive in this tutorial, I assume you are also including CD optical drive. Ron Harries OS Windows 7 Professional 24 Is there no way around using a floppy drive.
The requirement makes it impossible to install a windows dual boot on a laptop.
I ve searched all over the place, an all I can find are XP SATA drivers that are 32 bits compatible only including Dell s website. System Manufacturer/Model Number Dell Studio 1555 OS windows 7 CPU intel Core 2 Duo P8700 2.53GHz Memory 4GB Graphics Card ATI 512MB 30 Quote: Originally Posted by caifan82 Hello everybody, Try here: False Attached Thumbnails 31 Hello Quote: 1 Copy your SATA drivers to a floppy disk. SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD 37 I am using Maxtor Not SATA HDD MAXTOR 20GB OLD TECHNOLOGY DONT HAVE SATA LIKE SMALL CABLES IT HAS BIG WHITE COLOR POWER CABLE AND ANOTHER ELONGATED BLACK DATA CABLE Moreover where can i download Drivers for Maxtor and Can i use CD for it.
Would like to make it less complicated as possible and already have external floppy, but I see you mentioned USB flash drives won t work so just curious, thanks. I currently have an xp pro machine running on a sata drive. I have since built a newer faster machine also with sata drives running windows 7 64 bit.
50 Quote: Originally Posted by wpatters1229 I see that the process says you need to have a floppy drive. I really would like to keep this xp pro machine too since it has a bunch of apps that I am afraid will not run under windows 7 and even if they did I am not sure where the downloads are that I got them from. I take out the C drive from the xp machine and put it in with the other sata drives in my new win 7 machine.
My two systems that I am working with do not have floppies. Go do the dual boot and tell it to point to the drive that has the xp pro on it.
Being that it already has sata drivers will it work.