Solved how can i install xp in my sony vaio laptop it having win 7

May 1, 2012 at 15:39:11
Specs: Windows 7, i3 processor/4GB RAM
Hello,

Im using sony vaio laptop i3 processor, by default it has window 7 OS but some software are not supported in windows 7, So i want to install win XP in my laptop.

1) I tried to install Xp in my laptop but is getting the blue screen error while installing XP.

2) I tried to change bios setting also but in sony Ide and ACHI modes are not avaliable

Please help me on this how to install Xp in my laptop ASAP..
Thanks in Advance

Regards,
Satish Reddy. G


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#1
May 1, 2012 at 16:43:02
Installing XP on a computer designed for Windows 7, particularly a laptop, is not a simple thing. There are multiple issues, not all of which may have a satisfactory solution. One of these is the difficulty in obtaining drivers. The XP install disk certainly won't have them and it is doubtful that Sony will either. It is best not to even try.

Have you tried compatibility more?
If you really must run XP it would be best to do so under a virtual machine under Windows 7.



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#2
May 1, 2012 at 18:31:34
As mentioned above, you need to find all the XP drivers to suit your hardware. The manufacturers website may or may not have these. At the very least, you can use the list of Win7 drivers (at said website) to guide you on which devices (version specific) need drivers. Be aware though, that some devices may not have had XP drivers written by anyone.

Sometimes you can make do with drivers written for Windows 2000, but these may be harder to find for newer hardware than XP drivers are.

Only when you have all drivers should you attempt to install XP. For best results, you should have any SATA drivers slipstreamed onto the XP install disk (instructions/explanation available via Google search).

Please let us know if you found someone's advice to be helpful.


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#3
May 1, 2012 at 19:43:58
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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. .
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" 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:
http://www.computing.net/answers/ha...

"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.
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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.


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