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Windows XP gives Blue screen on setup!

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Last response: in Windows XP
May 9, 2011 9:23:31 PM

Hello eveyone i have a problem that i cant seem to figure out how to fix on my own so hopefully someone here can give me a solution.
So about 2 years ago i got an Emachines E627 that came with windows 7 on it.
Based on the specs of the laptop i figured to get better performance in games i should put windows XP on it and im perfectly fine with that. So i put in the Windows XP disk and booted from it. The setup starts and then goes to a blue screen before i can select anything. i have tried different windows XP disks and i have even tried windows Dark edition because it has a custom boot screen but that one didnt work either so my question is, How can i get windows XP on my laptop?
Thanks for your help if you need to know anymore info about my problem i will gladly edit the post or pm you the info needed!

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May 13, 2011 6:00:52 PM

First make sure you get all drivers from EMachines for XP, burn to disc.
Second, set Bios to boot from CD-Rom first.
Third, if laptop has SATA/Raid/SCSI controller, press F6 to install that first.
Some laptops are build for certain OS, if not supported I suggest not to switch.
If you need to do this, Kill Partition from Windows 7 if it lets you, just Delete it.
This will remove pre-loading MBRs that might prevent booting another OS.
Other option is self booting partitioning software.