I have an HP mini netbook with Windows 7 Starter. The idea is to replace Windows 7 Starter with Windows XP. I refuse to use a USB key boot. Therefore I tried the following:
- Connect an external CD/DVD drive.
- Using a windows XP boot dvd attempt to boot from disc
When this started working, I found out that windows XP could not find a hard drive(this is a 160 GB SATA) so I cancelled it.
After this fail, I booted Windows 7 Start with the disc still in the external and attempted to install it from 7. The XP splash page had the following options:
- Install Windows XP (this was disabled)
- -some option-
- Check your system's compatibility (this was also disabled)
By "disabled" I mean just disabled from clicking and the letters in a dark font.
I am out of options and I keep getting the run around. I am told this should have worked. Few have told me that this happened simply because there are no Windows XP drivers.