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Why dell inspiron 15R laptop not support windows xp

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February 28, 2011 2:03:29 AM

Hello,
i have dell inspiron 15r i5 processor laptop. i was unable to install windows xp on them

the windows xp cd can boot but it not start the main setup. it loads all kernal files.
whats the problem....
i think first time that cd is currupt but after inserting 2nd & 3rd cd it display same blue screen..
please help me.....
February 28, 2011 4:50:33 AM

New hardware isn't designed with 9 year-old operating systems in mind. If you want support from Dell, you'd be best served sticking with Windows 7.

That said, you need to download the F6 drivers for the SATA controller. That is what's causing the bluescreens... the default driver XP loads crashes when you get to the "Setup is starting Windows" point.
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