|When your computer already has Windows 7 installed on it, the best way of running programs that run fine in XP but not Windows 7 is to install a virtual machine program in Windows 7, then install XP in that virtual machine program, e.g. Microsoft's freeware Virtual PC 2007 is a good one, then install the programs in XP in that. . |
" I tried to install Xp in my laptop but is getting the blue screen error while installing XP."
There are two types of blue screens you can get.
For one type - you see text on the screen that indicate files are loading from the CD initially, but later on you get an error message on the screen
That you can fix...
Installing XP and SATA drive controllers, SATA drives; the SATA drive controller bios settings.
See response 2:
"I tried to change bios setting also but in sony Ide and ACHI modes are not avaliable"
ALL computers that have SATA drive controllers have some sort of setting in the bios that you can change to an IDE compatible mode of some sort - IDE, EIDE, PATA, ATA, etc. The bios having the SATA controllers in SATA or AHCI mode or similar is the cause of your problem.
For the other type, you see NO TEXT on the screen.
If you see NO TEXT on the blue screen....
If your computer DOES NOT and never did have a built in DVD or CD drive, it's NOT a laptop, it's a NETBOOK.
You usually, if not always, CANNOT install XP from an XP CD in a USB optical (CD or DVD) drive because in most if not all cases, the files that are initially loaded from CD CANNOT recognize the (Plug -n - Play ID string of the ) model of the USB drive you're using.
In that case, the CD is recognized as bootable, but all you see is a blue screen and nothing further happens.
Search on the web for: Install XP from a flash drive
or similar for many examples of how you can install XP that way.