So I’ve been trying to install Windows XP on my HP Pavilion dv6-6c48us laptop, which uses a SATA drive, and so far I have not been successful. I’ve tried slipstreaming uniata drivers http://alter.org.ua/soft/win/uni_ata/ but either I’m not doing this correctly, or it’s just not compatible with my hardware, because it BSODs after the setup loads. I’ve already tried using VMware, but the 3D acceleration is too slow on XP for the things I want to do. Is there a way to make this work? Thanks.
XP is not compatible with this newer hardware. It does not have the correct drivers.
I’ve already tried using VMware, but the 3D acceleration is too slow on XP for the things I want to do.
I have XP here using VMware Workstation and it works very well. VMware. 3D Acceleration is ON and it is not too slow. You can try this setting either way.
What are you trying to run in XP that this setup is too slow for?
Make sure you are using the newest version of VMware Workstation and that VMware Tools have been installed (important for video). The Video Memory on my XP Machine is 256 MB which should handle most things.