Hey guys, a few months ago I was thinking about putting XP on my laptop, seeing as I wanted to run some old games.
I can install all Linux distros, Vista and 7, however when I pop my XP disc in, it progresses to the blue "loading?" screen. It never gets to the install screen though, as it always BSoD's before it has the chance to get there.
Sometimes the disc wont even get to the "loading" screen, it just gets stuck after trying to boot from the CD.
I would love XP on my laptop, so any advice would be great!
HP G60; Core 2 Duo 2Ghz 3Gb RAM 256Mb nVidia 9200m 250Gb HDD
Your right, having Win 7 on a system will not stop you installing XP although it will overwrite the Win 7 boot sector. To correct this you will need to use the Win7 DVD and select Repair your Computer rather than install.
You say its giving you a BSOD before you get to the install option. That makes me think its a driver issue. Whats the message you are getting when it blue screens? Is a driver mentioned on the blue screen?