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Install xp after windows 7

Last response: in Windows 7
June 21, 2010 1:54:43 PM

Hello,i want to install windows xp on my laptop running on win7 ultimate(RC).When i boot from XP CD,it starts and collects informations,load files,but then when i press enter to setup it says...setup could not find any Harddisk in your system,setup cannot continue..........Can anyone help me please.?

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a b $ Windows 7
June 21, 2010 4:12:40 PM

Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

What XP version are u trying to install? I think that the problem is that u need the driver of ur HD since this should be SATA.
a b $ Windows 7
June 21, 2010 8:54:56 PM

Hi bdboy,

I see two problems here:

1. You are still running the Windows 7 RC. Here is the information about Windows 7 Release Candidate expiring and what you need to do -

2. Usually Windows 7 needs to be installed after the older operating system in order to dual boot (if that is what you are trying to do). Here is a tutorial work-around that lets you install XP after Windows 7 is already installed -

Hope this helps!

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