Downgrading to XP Pro from 7 Starter edition on Acer netbook


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Dominique

Don't you need to load a SATA driver from another disc to install XP on
a system with SATA drives?
No, you don't; you go to the BIOS and set the SATA parameter to IDE/Legacy
or something like that. You need drivers if you want to install XP with
SATA set to AHCI or RAID.

Some people have manage to install the driver later after the Windows
installation with Intel chipset but it's a complicated hack.
 
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VanguardLH

Dominique said:
No, you don't; you go to the BIOS and set the SATA parameter to IDE/Legacy
or something like that. You need drivers if you want to install XP with
SATA set to AHCI or RAID.

Some people have manage to install the driver later after the Windows
installation with Intel chipset but it's a complicated hack.
SATA drivers weren't bundled with Windows XP until its Service Pack 2.
The OP didn't way what service pack level he has for Windows XP.
 

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