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So, I purchased a laptop with Windows 7, and I want to install XP on it.

I grabbed the .iso (I purchased it a while ago, can't be assed to dig through all the crap in my computer room to find the disks), and burned it to a CD.

I boot up the laptop, it uses the disk, and it starts up. In the virtualbox install I did to test it, the little grey bar underneath will give an account of whats happening. It installed fine in virtualbox, but it stops on my laptop and tells me to insert the SP3 disk into the A: drive. What's wrong with it? It's working absolutely fine on VB on my sig rig, what could be different on a laptop?

Laptop: Dell Vostro 3300
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The ISO is incomplete. Download & burn a different one, should work. Probably because the laptop needs drivers that VB didnt need.
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All newer hardware have to have a XP disk with SP3 on it. Had this same problem. Once you get a disk with SP3 on it. The next trick is to find XP drivers for the Laptop. I ran into a problem with this part.
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The ISO I grabbed said it came with SP3, though.

I'll look again
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