Solved I want to install win xp on my sony vaio VPCF11M1E but can't

November 11, 2012 at 15:24:37
Specs: Windows XP, 4 gig
My sony vaio VPCF11M1E has windows 7 installed. I want to replace it with win xp but I couldn't.
I have removed windows 7 from it, and tried to install win xp as fresh install, but I get a blue screen after a while.
Please help

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November 11, 2012 at 15:59:33
Why would you try to install an OS that is already outdated and all support for it will cease very shortly. This means that you will no longer get support, updates or drivers. Your laptop was designed to support Win 7 and accordingly has all the necessary drivers and associated programmes already installed. In order for you to install XP you will have to hunt up all the drivers and associated programmes on the net and this is no easy task.

My advice to you is to use your recovery disk to restore your laptop to factory condition. One would hope that you have made the disks or that you have not already destroyed the recovery partition.

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November 11, 2012 at 16:20:19
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I agree that wiping Win7 & replacing with XP is a bad move, but if that's what you want to do, go right ahead. The problem you're having is because XP was developed before SATA HDDs came out, therefore is does not support SATA "out of the box". There are several ways around it. This how-to will explain:

How-to Install Windows XP to SATA Hard Drive

You're also going to have to dig up all the device drivers - chipset, video, audio, network, wireless, touchpad, bluetooth, camera, etc. They won't included on the XP disc. Did you look to see if XP compatible drivers are even available for your hardware before wiping Win7?

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