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Install xp option is greyed out

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September 20, 2011 2:54:42 AM

I burned a cd-r with Windows XP installation files, and then tried to boot from it.
After restart my PC just skips the cd and starts loading Vista like there's nothing in my optical drive.
Then I went to bios and changed boot sequence, and the only thing that changed was load time, my screen went black for a while then I saw the blinking underscore, it made few jumps down and I was pressing like crazy every key and also "Enter", because i thought maybe it tried to boot from cd but didnt display "Press any key to boot from cd" message or something, but afterwards Vista started again.
I also tried to install XP through Vista by autorunning the cd and pressing Setup.exe but the weird thing is that the option "Install Windows XP" was grayed out.
I don't know what to do now, I really want XP on my pc but this isn't going anywhere.

please help...

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September 20, 2011 6:42:38 AM

rohitdhing said:
I burned a cd-r with Windows XP installation files, and then tried to boot from it.
After restart my PC just skips the cd and starts loading Vista like there's nothing in my optical drive.
Then I went to bios and changed boot sequence, and the only thing that changed was load time, my screen went black for a while then I saw the blinking underscore, it made few jumps down and I was pressing like crazy every key and also "Enter", because i thought maybe it tried to boot from cd but didnt display "Press any key to boot from cd" message or something, but afterwards Vista started again.
I also tried to install XP through Vista by autorunning the cd and pressing Setup.exe but the weird thing is that the option "Install Windows XP" was grayed out.
I don't know what to do now, I really want XP on my pc but this isn't going anywhere.

please help...


Did you burn it as an .iso file ?
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