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Can I install Win XP in Core i3 processor

June 15, 2010 at 06:33:22
Specs: Windows XP

Hello Sir,I hv Just bought a new Acer 5740 Laptop.The seller told me that it will not support Win Xp.Can I install Win xp in my laptop?Please suggest.... Thanx

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#1
June 15, 2010 at 10:01:28

"Can I install Win xp in my laptop?"

Why would you want to?

To be able to install XP, you'll have to do a lot of prep work. XP doesn't natively support SATA hard drives so you'll have to come up with a way to install the SATA drivers during the XP install. As an alternative, you *may* be able to change the BIOS settings to IDE compatibility mode, then install XP. After the XP install is completed, you can install the SATA drivers, then go back into the BIOS & change IDE compatibility mode back to SATA mode.

You will also have to come up with XP compatible drivers for the chipset, sound, video, network, etc. It's doubtful these drivers will be included on the disc because XP is from 2002 & your hardware is most likely much newer. It will be MUCH easier to identify your hardware thru Win 7's device manager.

So once you've decided on a method to bypass the SATA issue AND collected all the necessary XP compatible device drivers, then you can attempt to install XP.


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#2
June 15, 2010 at 12:14:12

You mean can you "upgrade" to XP? lol

Yes, it is very easy. The most important thing to do first is to go into the bios and change the SATA mode from HECI to IDE compatibility mode, then XP SP2 pr SP3 should load as normal. Drivers should be available from the manufactures website.

PowerMac 9600(1 ghz G4)
512mb RAM
50gb SCSI
ATi 9200 PCI


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#3
June 15, 2010 at 13:04:44

You feel XP is an upgrade over Windows 7?

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#4
June 15, 2010 at 22:44:15

You can, but it's not the best idea. Win7 is quite a bit better than XP at managing multi-core and especially virtual CPUs. This is particularly important for Core i3 and i5 6xx CPUs, as they heavily depend on hyper-threading to deliver near quad-core performance.

A Core i3-based laptop would probably have at least 4GB of RAM. To take advantage of all that memory, you need a 64-bit operating system. The x64 version of XP...well, it sucks. Win7 x64 will run many more applications than XP x64.

And you'll find that once you use it, you just can't go back...it's that much better than XP.

Have I convinced you?

Super 939 | Dual-core Opteron 185 @ 3.2GHz | 4GB PC3200, CL2 | 1.0TB
2x GeForce 8800GTS in SLI | Blu-Ray | X-Fi Ti Pro PCI-E | W7 Ultimate x64


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#5
November 14, 2010 at 10:38:20

Hello Sir,I hv Just bought a new HP pavilion dv6 3007 Laptop not support Win Xp.Can I inse tall Win xp in my laptop?Please suggest.

I can't see HDD


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#6
December 23, 2010 at 01:30:35

I have i3 processor now in windows 7 .The problem is i have a software thats i buy RM 8,000.00 licence but cannot install in windows 7 ,Before can because i use win XP. Pls, help me!!

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#7
December 23, 2010 at 03:47:03

I think the question as to whether you can install XP on a laptop that came with Windows 7 was very well answered by Jam and Jackbomb. Anything else will just be a repetition of what has already been said.

Take note as to what Jam said about drivers. That's the really important bit.

Stuart


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#8
December 23, 2010 at 20:07:23

I think there is a little misinformation here.

I have installed XP Pro on several computers with SATA hard drives and NEVER had to install SATA drivers during the install. XP installed as easily as if I were installing on IDE drives with no changes in the bios.

Smitty


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#9
December 23, 2010 at 20:58:15

If you have a slipstreamed version of Windows XP then the SATA drivers may well be incorporated.

I have installed Windows XP on a SATA driver, but that was an OEM version where the OEM incorporated the SATA drivers.

Raw Windows as produced by Microsoft do not contain SATA drivers. An OEM version may or may bot contain SATA drivers.

Stuart


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