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Doing a favor for a friend. He bought a new HP G62 laptop. It comes pre-loaded with Win7.

I checked the HP site and they provide XP driver support for this unit. He requires XP as he has several applications that will not run under Windows 7.

Consequently he provided me with his XP OEM full version (Home edition SP3).

The system will boot into the setup but at a certain point (prior to where it provides options for formatting), I get a blue screen and a halt.

Is the pre-formatted drive write protected? I know there is a separate partition which allows a system restore. Could this be interfering?

Any help would be appreciated.
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Download an ISO of linux and boot it up, run Gparted and have it create a new Disklabel. Should wipe all of that off and solve the problem. If your familiar with that sort of thing.
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Have you tried compatibility mode for those programs?
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Have you tried compatibility mode for those programs?
They are AP Processing applications. They will not run correctly in windows 7, even in compatibility mode via Win7 ultimate.
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Solution: Stop using the programs that don't work with Win7, because chances are they're from 1995 and shouldn't be used anyway.
    
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Solution: Stop using the programs that don't work with Win7, because chances are they're from 1995 and shouldn't be used anyway.
I suppose he could just retire then? Accountants don't need to work for a living...

What a flat out dumb response

Perhaps you would like to suggest the same thing to the company I work for. We have 23,000 windows XP licenses currently. We beta tested Windows 7 for 8 months before we concluded that the software we run cannot work fully functionally in win7.
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To an extent I can suggest both previous posters about not using programs that no longer support newer OS's ( what other security measures are they also not updating ) ...

But, As for formatting a drive .. If you are already supporting 23k computers ... and you need help formatting a drive? No offense.... Try any of the linux distro's, a win 7 disk, UMBC.... etc. Lot's of things out there that can erase these sort of things...
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To an extent I can suggest both previous posters about not using programs that no longer support newer OS's ( what other security measures are they also not updating ) ...

But, As for formatting a drive .. If you are already supporting 23k computers ... and you need help formatting a drive? No offense.... Try any of the linux distro's, a win 7 disk, UMBC.... etc. Lot's of things out there that can erase these sort of things...
No offense taken but at what point did I indicate that I was an IT guy? I was providing a statistic as I had to sign off on the budget for the beta testing.

So you are suggesting that a windows 7 OS disc can remove the partitions where an XP one cannot? And if so, will I then be able to boot from an XP disc and load/format accordingly?
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OP have you tried switching SATA ports to IDE instead AHCI?
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OP have you tried switching SATA ports to IDE instead AHCI?
It's a laptop.
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