Installing XP on previous W 7 laptop

Discussion in 'Windows XP Installation and Setup' started by cornemuse, Apr 13, 2016.

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    cornemuse

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    I have a Toshiba (C655D with W 7) laptop I want to install XPPro on. The hdd seems to have 3 partitions which I am having fits trying to 'undo'. Is there an easy way of making this drive into a single partition??

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    above from here
     
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    Well, it took 20 minutes to figure out how to get into bios, finally! Set sata to 'compatibility', installed XPPro, now I need to find the various drivers: vid, lan, etc.

    I had spent weeks trying to 'tune' W 7 & finally just gave up with it. Its an older used laptop with about 1/2 the hdd filled with original administrators files(?). Could not access/delete them. I did now!

    I have a few more old laptops, just hate tossing them, same issues with 7.

    Ultimately aquired about a dozen hdd's, 2 1/2 & 3 1/2, half ide & half satas.

    One ide is/was 720 MEGs! Good for the magnets inside!

    Anyone use a (freeware) prog called Iconoid? They, (I just found out), now have a 64 bit version of it. Its a funky lil prog!

    Anywayz, , ,

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    glad you figured it out, you do know that xp will not install on a sata drive without a sata controller??
     
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