Solved I bought an ASUS F502C with Freedos and want to install XP

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December 17, 2013 at 03:36:51
Specs: FreeDos, Intel IVY Bridge Dual-Core ULV 1.5 GHZ
Changing Boot device on ASUS F502C to install Windows XP professional? When I start the Notebook I have no possibility to Change the Boot device. What can I do? There are any tricks? May be the function keys?

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#1
December 17, 2013 at 06:13:09
✔ Best Answer
To change the first boot device you must go into BIOS Setup

When you see the ASUS spash-screen, immediately press F2.


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#2
December 17, 2013 at 10:07:00
No offense, but this is exhibit A as to why you should never install non-GUI OSs....

DOS has outlived it's usefulness and should go the way of the dodo bird....


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#3
December 17, 2013 at 13:03:03
Download manual if you don't have it.
http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/nb...

phil22 is right, you press F2.

What are you using to install XP?
USB drive?

Make sure when you reinstall, you delete ALL partitions & format to NTFS.
XP - D to Delete the selected partition
http://www.blackviper.com/os-instal...


message edited by Johnw


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#4
December 17, 2013 at 15:23:41
mmm - Be kind to/about DOS… (And it did have sort of GUI interface too at one stage…?)

If it wasn't for DOS we wouldn't be where are to day… We all might have ended up on Linux or similar…; even Unix itself.

But then, no doubt…, some might think that would be a good thing…; and then again - some might not…?


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#5
December 18, 2013 at 09:42:01
As the others have stated, you will need to adjust the boot order in the BIOS. Also, since your notebook has a SATA hard drive, you will have to jump thru a few hoops to get XP to install because XP doesn't support SATA drives out-of-the-box. Also, you should confirm that you have enough RAM for XP (1GB minimum) & that there are XP drivers available for the hardware - graphics, audio, network, wireless, etc.

See the following: http://www.computing.net/cgi-bin/AT...


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#6
December 18, 2013 at 15:10:28
"mmm - Be kind to/about DOS… (And it did have sort of GUI interface too at one stage…?)
If it wasn't for DOS we wouldn't be where are to day… We all might have ended up on Linux or similar…; even Unix itself."

No doubt, but technology changes for a reason. Inputting DOS commands constantly gets cumbersome, especially when you get really long commands - and heaven forbid you make a spelling or spacing mistake, then an entire line of commands is for nothing.

GUI is a much, much, much better way to go.


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#7
December 18, 2013 at 16:26:17
mmm - my comments were slightly tongue in cheek…

Nonetheless, "odd…" that Linux and Mac OS (both essentially modified Unix) still use (or suggest/prefer) the terminal access function for many things…; even though they both have GUI interface…?



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#8
December 19, 2013 at 02:13:08
Thank you for this hint. It works.

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