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XP - One Year To Go

  1. #71


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Oh, Joy! I've had to buy all kinds of IDE-to-Sata interfaces just to install a SATA drive into an IDE machine - Lately I just use those Sata cards, like this one:

    SYBA SD-SATA150R Controller Card - Newegg.com

    Which work great, but you MUST have a working Floppy Drive installed, for the drivers for the initial XP install. These have saved my life many times. You usually get a good 5 years use out of them.

    Alternately, I've bought adapters that plug in to the back of a SATA drive and add an IDE interface. I found one once that worked great, they were less than 20 bucks - But I've never been able to find them again.

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  2. #72


    And ? Is it so hard to integrate some drivers into windows xp iso file ?
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  3. #73


    USA, Idaho
    Posts : 1,062
    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    Windows XP = VM. Problem solved.
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  4. #74


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)


    Quote Originally Posted by startas View Post
    And ? Is it so hard to integrate some drivers into windows xp iso file ?
    Getting the correct driver is a pain.

    Installing the driver using a floppy disc is problematic.
    My friend and I spent 3 days trying various drivers, Internet fixes and tutorials, attempting to do this on an Acer laptop and we could not get it to work (using an external USB floppy drive).

    Integrating them into the XP ISO is easy enough.
    I created a slipstreamed XP disc for my desktop and the driver installed on the first attempt.
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  5. #75


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by startas View Post
    And ? Is it so hard to integrate some drivers into windows xp iso file ?
    I actually did that, but it didn't work. XP Blue Screens during Startup
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