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Topic # 193456 11-Mar-2016 17:41
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Wasn't sure whether to post here or in Laptops.

 

I have an old Tecra A7 that I'm trying to put XP on. It has the XP pro sticker on the bottom with the key.

 

I need it to run XP for some car diagnostic software that only runs on (stupid).

 

 

 

Now, the issue is, it won't install windows beyond "Setup is checking your hardware".. It just hangs.

 

It'll install Ubuntu, mint, puppy linux, vista (blergh), OSX(!!!) but not bloody XP! I've tried 4 discs, 3 bootable USB installs, praying to cows, and even the old "FCKGW" install... 

 

 

 

I'm going slightly mad.

 

 

 

Can anyone shed some light on this?


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  Reply # 1511499 11-Mar-2016 17:46
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It doesn't get even far enough for the blue "setup" screen! Doesn't windows look for drivers after that?

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1511508 11-Mar-2016 17:50
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After about 10 seconds of "checking your hardware", the dvd-drive spins down and it'll sit there for hours, but I can install every other OS I've thrown at it. It's even installing vista RC1 now (only vista I had).




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  Reply # 1511509 11-Mar-2016 17:52
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freitasm:

 

It asks for drivers when you select the storage - if you can't see for example.

 

 

 

 

It doesn't even get that far! I checked the discs on virtualbox on my win10 laptop and they all run fine (I now have 4 xp virtual machines). 

 

 




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  Reply # 1511524 11-Mar-2016 18:36
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YAAAY, installed vista, rebooted to xp install disc and finally got the blue setup screen!!!


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  Reply # 1511723 12-Mar-2016 08:03
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Ten points to you for persistence!


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