by ilovemywarwick - 10/20/08 9:05 PM
In Reply to: Awesome! by Ogdilla
I'm in the same boat as lcwest1 -- I just bought a Gateway T-6836 and would like to "downgrade" to XP. I also have a OS CD for Windows XP, SP2, Version 2002.
I have actually been wholly unsuccessful at installing XP on that my new Gateway -- I can't get it to take the XP OS at all. I placed the XP OS CD in the CD drive, and booted from CD. After I chose the "set up Windows XP now" option and accepted the End-User License Agreement, it goes to the screen that shows partitioned and unpartitioned space on the hard disk. However, it says:
(There is no disk in this drive.)
Sooo, booting from CD doesn't work.
If I just boot up Vista and try to run the XP OS CD, a window entitled "Welcome to Microsoft Windows XP" opens up, and I choose the "Install Windows XP" option. Then, a window promptly pops up that is entitled "Program Compatibility Assistant" that says "This program is blocked due to compatibility issues. Check online to see if solutions are available from the Microsoft website. If solutions are found, Windows will automatically display a website that lists steps you can take. Setup cannot continue because the version of Windows on your computer is newer than the version on the CD. Warning: If you decide to delete the newer version of Windows that is currently installed on your computer, the files and settings cannot be recovered."
Any ideas on how to force-feed this?
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