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Posted 17 October 2015 - 09:45 AM
Posted 17 October 2015 - 09:59 AM
The computer probably has a SATA drive and controller. XP does not have native SATA drivers on the install disk. You need to use the F6 method and a floppy disk which the computer does not have or stream the controller drivers into a XP install disk with nlite. I would install linux Mint or Ubuntu before I put XP on a late model computer.
You need to find out what chipset is being used on the laptop and it's possible there are no available drivers for XP.
Edit: If the computer is an OEM that came installed with 8 then the key is embedded in firmware. You can download an install iso here. Windows will automatically activate when online.
Edited by JohnC_21, 17 October 2015 - 10:03 AM.
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