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Problem installing XP from USB on a netbook


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#1 docata

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 10:50 AM

Hello, I have the following problem and i hope you could help me. I have searched a lot on the internet, but wasn't able to find a solution. So... I recently tried to install Windows XP on my "emachines" notebook, i changed the BIOS settings to boot from USB and i even presed F12 to eneter the boot menu and chose to boot from the flash drive, but then nothing happened, the OS just continued as usual. Btw i made a bootable USB, ofcourse. So after I tried a couple of differend ISOs i found on the internet, I decided to try booting Ubuntu, and guess what? It worked! But i still wan't to put XP on the notebook, so any ideas would be very much appreciated! :)



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Posted 22 March 2016 - 05:55 PM

Check  bios setting for IDE?Was XP installed before or something else?

 

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http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Operating-Systems-and-Recovery/Windows-XP-Won-t-Install-Pavilion-a1600n/td-p/214458






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