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18 February 2008

Downgrade Vista to XP on SATA AHCI ebedded Laptops

Posted by Jaisal Abdurrahman

Here I am going to explain how to Downgrade Vista to XP on New Laptops with 960/965/gm965 chipsets and the ALC268 realtek high definition sound card.
The Following method tested in Toshiba A200 PSAE3C and HP dv6500.but it may work with other Toshiba A200 Series and HP dv6000 series also depending on chipset.
First,backup your existing OS and files by creating recovery disks,read your manual for further details.
Download the following files which are needed for Disk Creation process

nLite
Intel SATA Driver
Microsoft High definition hotfix

Slipstream your Windows xp using nLite as follows

1. Copy The Windows XP SP2 cd which you have to a folder named xpsp2
2. download and install Intel SATA Driver
3. Download Microsoft High definition hotfix and extract it using winrar
4. Download and install nLite

Run nlite

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Chose your Winxp folder and click Next
Click Next again until the below screen appear

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Choose Drivers and Bootable cd then Click Next


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Import Single Driver


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Browse C:\Program Files\intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\Driver\iastor.inf and click Open

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Select Intel(R) 82801HEM/HBM SATA AHCI Controller (Mobile ICH8M-E/M) then Click OK

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Click Insert again and choose Multiple driver folder

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Browse the Commonfiles Folder which you extracted from High definition hotfix then Click OK


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Select Commonfiles and Click OK
Click Next


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Apply Changes by Clicking YES


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After Processing Click Next


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If you want to Burn it directly to a cd ,select mode Direct Burn and specify a label.
after inserting a blank cd,Click Burn

Now you can use this cd to install Windows XP in your machine






1 comments:

heltaher said...

Thank you very much.
Clear and specific instructions.
Thank you a million for your great post.
H

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