I have bought a new Laptop - Dell Inspiron 5520 . It had Windows 8 64-bit. I want, at best, to install Windows XP, if that's possible. However, I have a feeling that I've made a stupid mistake somewhere without doing the necessary research.
I have wiped the hard drive by using Copywipe from the Ultimate Boot CD that I have. Now I have no Operating System. Here's the situation:
- I have a Windows XP Pro (Service Pack 3) ISO that I have made bootable using a small program called WBICreator.
- I also have the extracted files as a backup.
- I have PowerISO - but my bootable ISO doesn' work even on VirtualBox - it always says that "it cannot load BootMgr" so maybe I'm not using PowerISO properly, I guess.
- When I attempt to boot the wiped hard drive, it says "No Boot Device found. Press any key to reboot the machine"...
Please guide me in installing this operating system on my laptop and ask me what details I should provide so that you can help me easily.