Installing XP Pro. in Dell Inspiron 1521

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  1. Maktub
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    Well, I got a Dell Inspiron 1521 along with Vista Home, which I'm just not going to use. Anyway, I wanted to install XP on this one and when I've finally done it, it comes that the cd with drivers won't install cause it tells the OS is not supported (seems like they only have drivers for Vista or something). It fucking annoys me... but I bet there must be some way to install XP drivers on this machine... May any of you enlighten me?

    And PLEASE, no advices about how good your Linux/Vista/Any Other OS works and why I shouldn't install XP cause that's not what I'm asking for [​IMG]

    Thanks, guise.
     
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    Yepp... problem is, it won't show anything else apart from "BIOS" and "Windows Vista" [​IMG]
     
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    Sucky. Do a search for each piece of hardware on their site. Take drivers from other laptops that run xp that match the hardware.
     
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    Good idea, I'll do that. Thanks!
     
  6. flai

    flai Androgynous Apparently :)

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    If you just want to format and install XP then go into your BIOS settings and tell it to boot from your CD drive as the first priority instead of hard-drive and insert the XP cd. Save your settings and it should then boot.

    I'm afraid I can't help you BIOS-wise cause I don't know what type of BIOS you've got just hopefully not Abi-BIOS *shudders*
     
  7. hanman

    hanman I'm a pretty lucky guy

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    i've noticed on some newer laptops from acer and asus that xp drivers are not available for some hardware.
     
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    No, that's not what I was asking about, but thanks [​IMG]
    I formatted, and now I'm trying to install the drivers for the hardware, which are not avalaible on XP if you try to install them as a pack whilst there are easily achievable if you're looking for a Vista pack. I'm trying to install them all separately, I'll post the results [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah unless you can get hold of a Dell OEM XP install CD, you'll have to install the drivers one by one.

    I just hope you haven't got a RAID setup! Good luck!!! [​IMG]
     
  10. Jdbye

    Jdbye Always Remember 30/07/08

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    Yeah, you'll have to install them separately.

    You spelled thanks wrong [​IMG]
     
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    lol xD
    Aye luv teh intranets senz o' huma [​IMG]
    Thank you all guys, it worked! [​IMG]
     
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    It worked? What did you end up doing, looking for XP drivers piece buy piece? I herd
    many Toshiba laptops & Laptops running Intel hardware such as sound & video have no
    XP drivers. I believe some DELL’s also use the Intel motherboard.