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How to install windows xp on Sony VPCEG25EN by changing bios settings

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June 19, 2012 7:28:18 AM


I have sony vaio VPCEG25EN laptop. It is preloaded with windows7 home basic. I need to install windows xp for my Academic Project.

When i try to install windows xp, installation is not going further because HDD is not being detected. Many suggested me to change the bios to a lower version.

I need to make a dual boot now with both windows 7 and windows xp.

Current bios version is . Can you please solve my problem. I have only two days left before i can install xp and run my project.
a b $ Windows 7
a c 328 V Motherboard
June 19, 2012 7:51:35 AM

Create a partition on existing W7 disc and install it there.

And keep both versions.
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June 21, 2012 9:32:34 AM

thanks for your help guys... the problem here is that my bios is not allowing me to install windows xp.. and i cant find a lower version of bios for my lap's MB any where... can you pls help....

I need a lower bios version which will support both win 7 and xp... I can comfortably do the rest of things....