Will they run from USB?
"[Marlborough]" <abuse@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:Ok4PxPRRIHA.3400@xxxxxx
1. You'll need raid drivers. There are only two or three USB floppy drives
that work with WindowsXP. See article about it on Microsoft.com. If you
get the correct one then you can load the raid drivers that way.
2. Otherwise you can use a program called nLite that will allow you to add
the drivers to a slipstreamed CD of Windows XP. See the nLite site for
details. I went that route to install Windows XP on a Gateway notebook.
Double check to make sure you can get the WinXP drivers you'll need before
you begin. When it was all said and done, I an unable to get sound while
running WinXP on the notebook configured for Vista. WindowsXP clearly runs
better, faster etc than Vista, but....no sound. Gateway will not help
because WinXP is not supported on the notebook. Best check before you
begin. Also see if they will send you a resource CD with WinXP drivers -
some companies are beginning to do that.
"brandonbuff" <brandonbuff@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> Thank you for your reply.
> My computer doesn't ahve a floppy... is there any way to accomplish
> installing XP w/o the floppy?
> "Rick Rogers" wrote:
>> Sounds like you need to add a driver from floppy for XP setup to
>> the disk. This would be expected for any raid, scsi, and most sata setups
>> native support for them does not exist in XP.
>> Also, you will need to delete the existing system partition and create a
>> new one, as XP will not install on a Vista-created volume due to minor
>> changes in how NTFS is implemented.
>> Best of Luck,
>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>> My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
>> "brandonbuff" <brandonbuff@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> > ok... so I bought a computer with vista on it... hate it... I want xp
>> > pro
>> > as
>> > my OS or at least have a dual OS choice. I have xp pro disk. When I
>> > try
>> > to
>> > install i get to the point of choosing a partition, but there are no
>> > choices.
>> > I can't create, delete or choose a partition. There are no partitions
>> > listed there at all. I then get an error about my setupdd.sys being a
>> > problem. Also I get the oxooooooo8e error.
>> > So i created some partitions, but still there aren't any listed.... If
>> > i
>> > don't boot off of the XP disk then it pulls up the install menu, but
>> > the
>> > intall option is greyed out.
>> > So how do i get vista off and xp pro on? or atleast get a dual OS
>> > choice?
>> > Please help!