Solved Cannot install XP over Win 7

July 1, 2013 at 13:29:15
Specs: Windows 7
Hi Guys,
I'm using toshiba c650 laptop. I would like to replace my OS, XP over Win 7. I tried with CD and Pendrive also. I changed the boot preferences accordingly...Please help me on how to get out of this....

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✔ Best Answer
July 2, 2013 at 03:19:22
Universal-USB-Installer
http://is.gd/2ibu3G

That version is out of date & is not for Windows.
Universal USB Installer
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System...
http://www.pendrivelinux.com/univer...
Universal USB Installer is a very easy to use application that allows you to run a live Linux distribution from a portable USB flash drive.

Try one of these.

WinToFlash
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://wintoflash.com/home/en/
Easiest way to install Windows with a USB flash drive.
http://liliputing.com/2009/08/easie...

PeToUSB
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://gocoding.com/page.php?al=pet...

WinUSB Maker
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://www.joshcellsoftwares.com/20...




#1
July 1, 2013 at 13:55:55
What was the original operating system when new? If it was Windows 7 there might not be XP drivers available for the hardware. Curious as to why you want to do this.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#2
July 1, 2013 at 13:56:56
Installing XP on a relatively new computer is not a simple thing and it being a laptop compounds the problem. Not the least of the problems is the lack of XP compatible drivers. I don't see any such drivers being available.

Best to stick with Windows 7.


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#3
July 1, 2013 at 14:00:20
You don't say exactly what the problem is but I believe that's got a SATA hard drive in it that XP setup won't see without third party drivers.

And as already mentioned, there's the driver issue if you do manage to get xp installed.


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#4
July 1, 2013 at 15:07:38
I briefly looked at the driver download page for one of the c650 models and there seems to be some XP support so if you do managed to get it installed there may be drivers. But you need to check to make sure it has everything you need.

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#5
July 1, 2013 at 18:37:22
I was using my laptop (Toshiba c650) with XP previously....then I replaced it with Win 7. Now I would like to switch back to XP. I have all the XP drivers needed for the motherboard...

Problem is when I insert XP Cd and try to boot....it'll ask me to choose from below 2 options:
1) Launch Startup repair (recommended)
2) Start windows normally...

Please note that I have set my SATA to AHCI....when I change SATA to IDE....nothing displayed .....


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#6
July 1, 2013 at 18:47:14
1) Launch Startup repair (recommended)
Select that. I suspect that will allow you to do what you want.

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...

Here are some examples of why you delete all partitions.
http://forums.spybot.info/showthrea...
http://forums.whatthetech.com/index...
http://blog.eset.com/2011/10/18/tdl...


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#7
July 2, 2013 at 01:44:08
Launch Startup repair (recommended) is not helping out.....when I tried to boot new OS from pen drive...it shows the below error:

"no default or ui configuration directive found"

Please help me on this.....how can I boot OS


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#8
July 2, 2013 at 01:52:05
"no default or ui configuration directive found usb"
http://is.gd/8UvtpP
Are you sure you have XP on the stick, everything points to Linux.

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#9
July 2, 2013 at 02:56:05
Ya...it's XP.....I have made the pen-drive bootable with Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.1.9.....

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#10
July 2, 2013 at 03:19:22
✔ Best Answer
Universal-USB-Installer
http://is.gd/2ibu3G

That version is out of date & is not for Windows.
Universal USB Installer
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System...
http://www.pendrivelinux.com/univer...
Universal USB Installer is a very easy to use application that allows you to run a live Linux distribution from a portable USB flash drive.

Try one of these.

WinToFlash
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://wintoflash.com/home/en/
Easiest way to install Windows with a USB flash drive.
http://liliputing.com/2009/08/easie...

PeToUSB
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://gocoding.com/page.php?al=pet...

WinUSB Maker
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://www.joshcellsoftwares.com/20...



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#11
July 2, 2013 at 11:40:09
Thanks for the suggestion.....It worked out with "WinToFlash"....

But the problem is when we installed this "WinToFlash"....it carries other softwares too..."vqo6" also added to PC...which is dangerous virus and browser hijacker...google for "vqo6" for more details....It'll not remove from your browsers until you follow a long process which mentioned in the below link...I got rid of this from same:
http://www.malwareremovalguides.inf...

Please mention this when you refer to sum one.....Thanks for your suggestion... finally it worked out.....


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#12
July 2, 2013 at 16:57:06
"it carries other softwares too..."vqo6" also added to PC"
You have done it again, you are not reading properly.

A lot of programs, now give you the choice to install toolbars & other during the install. Either uncheck these items during install, or use Custom install.

I just installed it. Refer screenshots.

On Softpedia's page.
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System...
Users are advised to pay attention while installing this ad-supported application:
ยท Displays ad banners or other types of advertising material during its runtime

http://i.imgur.com/umLxjNX.gif
http://i.imgur.com/ruHJPoM.gif
http://i.imgur.com/0R3lQyF.gif
http://i.imgur.com/EjDzVBw.gif
http://i.imgur.com/rPg1xrh.gif
http://i.imgur.com/PK6971K.gif


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#13
July 3, 2013 at 01:05:57
Actually I tried this previously and left "WinToFlash" just because of the dangerous malware or spyware its carrying....I had check it twice before installing as it's second time.....even though I don't have an option to escape....I followed it un checking the "vqo6"....but not sure how it got carried out.....apart from this...I finally got a solution....Thanks for the support and help....

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#14
July 3, 2013 at 08:57:28
Good news. If you care to select a Best Answer it will mark this thread as solved.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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