Solved Install xp sp2 on brand new acer aspire one d270

July 5, 2012 at 20:06:02
Specs: linpus linux, 1.6 ghz intel atom, 2gb ddr 3
Hi,

I have a brand new netbook acer aspire one d270

It has only a preloaded linpus linux, no xp or vista or 7

Assuming it has a recovery partition, how to successfully install
Windows xp using a flash drive?

Can some one recommend a software that can create a bootable
Usb without making a mess during install, and yes, by pass,
Any errors like hal.dll missing or ntldr, bsod before loading windows, as
others experienced.

I have xp sp 2 ready. I really need a working solution.

Have ordered 4 more for staff. There are 5 netbooks in total.

Thank you.
Steve
4xteam


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July 6, 2012 at 23:19:48
Thanks guys.

The laptop is right one with all due respects.

The answer to this was just a little flip in bios.

Seem some idiots like to set sata in a mode other
Than IDE.

Changed the sata to ide, followed the sequence
By creating bootable usb using wintousbsetup
And presto... Xp is loaded. A trial run on first
Netbook meant little trouble with partitions arrangement,
Otherwise i have xp now with full 320 gigs and no
Screwing around!

And Acer was kind enough to supply me a disc with drivers and other goodies! And i met mr. Hal
On the way too and waved him goodbye!



#1
July 5, 2012 at 23:37:22
Why not purchase a USB Optical Drive ????????

Googling is quicker than waiting for an answer....


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#2
July 6, 2012 at 06:34:19
Assuming these for a business & assuming none of your staff is familiar with Linux, why did you you buy them in the 1st place? There are plenty of laptops, notebooks, or netbooks available that run Windows. And netbooks generally aren't a good choice to do any type of "work".

As Jolicloud stated, you should get a USB optical drive to do the installation(s). And since these netbooks have SATA HDDs, you will have to compile a new XP disc with the SATA drivers slipstreamed into it. You will also have to locate all the necessary drivers for the motherboard chipset, graphics, audio, network, wireless, bluetooth, etc. I just checked the Acer site & no XP drivers are available for the D270, so you will have to hunt them down individually. Once you find the drivers, they can also be slipstreamed into the new disc. What about SP3 & IE8? They can be slipstreamed in as well.

Once you compile the new disc, it can be used to install XP on all your Netbooks. And since you have 5 of them, you will need 5 XP licenses. The Linux patitions will need to be completely wiped out & the HDD repartitioned & reformatted. I recommend at least 2 partitions - one for Windows, one for data storage. Once you get the 1st one figured out, the rest should be easy, but you have a fair amount of work ahead of you.

http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content...


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#3
July 6, 2012 at 23:09:28
I agree with riider. That is NOT a good choice for any productive work. Much to slow for one thing. I suggest you reconsider your plans.

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#4
July 6, 2012 at 23:19:48
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Thanks guys.

The laptop is right one with all due respects.

The answer to this was just a little flip in bios.

Seem some idiots like to set sata in a mode other
Than IDE.

Changed the sata to ide, followed the sequence
By creating bootable usb using wintousbsetup
And presto... Xp is loaded. A trial run on first
Netbook meant little trouble with partitions arrangement,
Otherwise i have xp now with full 320 gigs and no
Screwing around!

And Acer was kind enough to supply me a disc with drivers and other goodies! And i met mr. Hal
On the way too and waved him goodbye!


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#5
July 7, 2012 at 07:02:52
Your purchase is NOT a laptop. Laptops have optical drives.

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#6
July 7, 2012 at 13:04:19
'Seem some idiots like to set sata in a mode other Than IDE"

What idiot would want to run SATA drives in IDE mode? Install the SATA drivers & change it back.


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#7
August 26, 2012 at 09:55:18
this msg is for 4xteam :

I am in a similar situation as you, and I wish to run win xp (and not win 7 or linux) on my acer AOD 270.

Since you coudl get that CD from Acer with necessary drivers, I need the same.Could you somehow send those drivers in individual mail to me as attachment, or upload in some website so that I can download it from there ?

I WILL BE IMMENSELY GRATEFUL TO YOU

Thanks in advance
- AK Agarwal,
Email : akagarwaal@gmail.com
akagarwaal@hotmail.com


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#8
September 25, 2012 at 14:24:17
Thanks a lot to "4xteam" For this question and the solution he gave. It made my day. Thanks a lot :) It worked like charm :)

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