How to install Windows XP to Acer Aspire E15

July 21, 2015 at 13:35:59
Specs: Windows XP
I am trying to install XP on Acer Aspire E15 which has Win 8.1 pre-installed. I tried several metods includin nLite and AHCI drivers but still no luck.

Can you help out?

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July 21, 2015 at 14:11:31
Please explain more clearly.

1. why do you want an outdated OS?
2. do you want to replace W8.1 with XP or keep W8.1 & dual boot with XP?
3. if you want to dual boot, did you pre-prepare a partition for XP to be installed to?
4. have you considered installing XP in a virtual machine? That might be your best bet.

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July 21, 2015 at 14:16:03
Acer laptop comes with 2gb ram and everything is laggy on Win 8.1. I tried watching some online stream and it lags as hell, and I don't want to mention opening more then 5 tabs and running YT in background.

I want XP so things can run smoother.

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July 21, 2015 at 14:30:10
Of course, 2GB isn't nearly enough RAM for W8.1. How is the HDD partitioned? W7 & W8 setup the HDD differently so you will have to delete the System Reserved partition & the Windows partition & they will then be combined into unallocated space. Create a new partition, format, then continue with the installation.

Assuming you have a SATA HDD, you will need to create an XP installation disc with the SATA drivers slipstreamed into it. I'm guessing you already did that using nLite?

I think you're making a mistake installing XP at this late stage, have you ever considered Linux?

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July 21, 2015 at 16:18:35
Even if you get XP installed I'm sure you'll have a problem finding drivers for it. Wouldn't it be easier to install more ram or downgrade to windows 7 instead of XP?

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July 23, 2015 at 14:37:32
I tried installing Zorin OS (thanks for showing it to me, it's really cool OS), but here's the thing. I have Win 8.1 preinstalled and can't find out way to boot Zorin.

I can boot it and get to Zorin splash screen (big Z glowing on blue bg), and it get's stuck there. Can someone help out?

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July 25, 2015 at 02:33:12
I have installed Zorin, this thread can be locked/solved

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July 25, 2015 at 15:06:11
Wasn't Zorin one of the James Bond villains?

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