Hey, I have an old tablet pc that i'm trying to get xp on. Of course it doesn't have an optical drive, and doesn't support USB booting. With windows 7, i can put the hard drive in another laptop i have sitting here, let it copy the Windows 7 files, the stick the drive in the tablet, and it installs fine, and works perfectly. The problem is, None of the hardware supports windows 7. So i figured i would just copy the files from my xp cd onto my flash drive, then run xp from windows and install it, but Windows 7 blocks xp. I want to know if there's a way i can stop that from happening, so that i can install XP from windows 7.
Using this trick with XP has caused the tablet to blue screen every time. I also tried installing 98, so i could then upgrade it to xp. But It doesn't seem to like 98 either.
So if there's a way to install XP from 7, or any other tricks you can think of, id like to hear them. Thanks
first off... who is the manufacturer of the old tablet? what os came with it?
Its a Fujitsu ST5010, and it came with XP Tablet PC Edition. Supposedly it was acquired from a hospital, but they pulled the HDD out of it.
Its Got a Pentium M, 2GB ram (upgraded), and the HDD im using is 60GB i think.
I have also read that you can network boot it, but i have no experience doing this.