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The problem you're running into is that XP does not have built in AHCI support for the drive controller in the laptop, you'll have to slipstream them into an install cd using something like nLite. If its an intel chipset they're relatively easy to find. As for win7, have you tried XP mode and not compatibility? XP Mode is supposed to be a full virtual XP environment basically a VM within W7? this might the easier alternative.
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Originally Posted by Robilar;12390428 
It's a laptop.
In the BIOS doh.gif
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In the BIOS
Understood, but that option is not available within the bios.
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Understood, but that option is not available within the bios.
I had this same issue when loading XP on my HP netbook, I had to slipstream the AHCI drivers directly into an install cd as F6'ing them wouldnt work. I'd still recommend you research Win7 XP mode and try using that first it may save you alot of time and hassle.
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The problem you're running into is that XP does not have built in AHCI support for the drive controller in the laptop, you'll have to slipstream them into an install cd using something like nLite. If its an intel chipset they're relatively easy to find. As for win7, have you tried XP mode and not compatibility? XP Mode is supposed to be a full virtual XP environment basically a VM within W7? this might the easier alternative.
Tried compatibility mode. The applications don't have windows 7 support yet (and may be a year out). This guy can't wait that long.
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Or you could just use a VM, either with Microsoft's VirtualPC and XPMode, or VMWare
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http://www.microsoft.com/windows/vir.../download.aspx

Click above for more info on how to download and install XP mode for Win7 it runs a Virtual PC running XP within Win7 so you can run non compatible programs.
post #18 of 28
I'm not talking about compatibility mode thats different, XP mode is an actual Virtual Machine that you install and run in 7, if you have professional or ultimate you get it free of charge from MS, see my previous post for download links, this will be your best option trust me!
post #19 of 28
What about XP Compatibility mode. The one you can download, not the one setting you do by right clicking?
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I'm not talking about compatibility mode thats different, XP mode is an actual Virtual Machine that you install and run in 7, if you have professional or ultimate you get it free of charge from MS, see my previous post for download links, this will be your best option trust me!
I'm aware of both. The application he is running will not run within virtual machine nor will it communicate with the server application he logs into.
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