Linux to XP Pro

  lahorie 15:55 20 Jul 2009


I have a Suse Linux 10 netbook on which i want to install xp pro, i have the media and key. I have downloaded all the drivers stc from HP's website. How doi go about doing this, is it a case of attaching a usb cd drive and booting from this with the xp cd or something more technical?


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:12 20 Jul 2009

Yes it should be that simple.

However if it has a sata HDD you may need to load the sata driver for the machine at the F6 prompt during XP install. XP seems to want to load these drivers from a floppy disk meaning you may need a usb floppy attached as well or burn a Install CD with drivers.

Try it first and see what happens if XP cannot find the HDD then post back for further details.

  lahorie 09:34 21 Jul 2009

Thanks Fruit Bat

I'll give it a go and post back.

Much appreciated.

  lahorie 09:46 22 Jul 2009

Hi Fruit Bat

Worked a treat.....had a few issues but nothing to major.


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