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    Windows xp installation

    Got this weekend my new G75vw.
    Because of my work i need a partition with windows xp. So deinstalled windows 7 and formatted the hard drives. Make a new partition on the hdd and installed windows xp proffesional. The only thing is that with this installation the BIOS setting of the controller must be sata. Now trying to get the Intel 7 series chipset sata AHCI drivers, but it won't work. If i run in AHCI mode i get a BSOD.

    Anyone got any idea?

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    You should download special F6 (press F6 when prompted at start of Windows XP installation) AHCI driver (F6 Floppy Disk Utility for AHCI) and install Windows XP with this driver. Otherwise it is nearly impossible to change disk controller driver in installed Windows XP.
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    Just use Virtual Box !
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    I am always at a loss as to why people insist on going through all the hassle of tracking down drivers and everything else needed to install XP natively on a system that came with Windows 7, when they could just cough up the money for Windows 7 Professional, get the XP Mode option, and save themselves a load of hassle... Probably some money too if you factor in the cost of buying even an OEM copy of XP off eBay (and the potential for being ripped off).

    While they don't make any major efforts to promote it, Windows Vista and Windows 7 both have this Anytime Upgrade option, which lets you pay for an upgraded version of Windows and then it will activate the associated features. You don't need to reinstall the OS or anything like that.

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    I'm in the same camp as Scott.

    The only ASUS series that still natively supports Windows XP is the B series


    Quote Originally Posted by cl-scott View Post
    I am always at a loss as to why people insist on going through all the hassle of tracking down drivers and everything else needed to install XP natively on a system that came with Windows 7, when they could just cough up the money for Windows 7 Professional, get the XP Mode option, and save themselves a load of hassle... Probably some money too if you factor in the cost of buying even an OEM copy of XP off eBay (and the potential for being ripped off).

    While they don't make any major efforts to promote it, Windows Vista and Windows 7 both have this Anytime Upgrade option, which lets you pay for an upgraded version of Windows and then it will activate the associated features. You don't need to reinstall the OS or anything like that.

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    +1 for Win7 pro with XP mode. One of my coworkers couldn't get some old development software working natively but she had no problem with XP mode.
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    Running a vm with virtual box or some other virtualization software is pretty easy with a big drive.

    The other solution ( Win 7 Pro ) is also a definite possibility but for some people a little too "complicated" ...

    I "guess" you can still keep native xp protected against viruses/spyware/etc ... not that protecting any systems these days is easy.

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    You can use nLite to integrate H77 & Z77 sata driver direct to windows xp.
    http://www.nliteos.com/
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