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hemil
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Problem installing windows XP on IdeaPad G550

I bought lenovo G550 last week. It came with Windows Vista. I want to install Windows XP on it. I have found that lenovo has driver for windows XP so that will make my life easy :-) But when I try to install windows XP last night, I got blue screen few times. I am getting blue screen after Windows XP loads all the drivers (Status winidow in windows XP installation shows "Starting windows xp setup") and it dumps (Blue screen). I ran chkdsk and memory diagnostic and both went well (Did not reported any error).

 

Is anyone else have encountered same issue? Am I making some silly mistake? Please help me

 

Your answer is highly appreciated. 

 

Thanks,

Hemil

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Re: Problem installing windows XP on IdeaPad G550

Welcome to the forums

 

You may have to change from sata to ACHI compatable mode in yout bios and check out again






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650backordered
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Re: Problem installing windows XP on IdeaPad G550

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try looking in the bios and changing hdd drive to IDE from AHCI

 

looks like we posted at same time sorry

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Re: Problem installing windows XP on IdeaPad G550

please post if this worked, if so, please post for others to see
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hemil
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Re: Problem installing windows XP on IdeaPad G550

Thanks a ton... This worked for me and my windows XP is working perfect now...

 

Thanks,

Hemil

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Re: Problem installing windows XP on IdeaPad G550

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hemil wrote:

Thanks a ton... This worked for me and my windows XP is working perfect now...

 

Thanks,

Hemil


 

 

Hi hemil

How to you manage to install Energy Management Driver driver to XP?

Becase I don't find XP driver, only Vista driver exist: http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/en/DriversDownloads/drivers_list.aspx?CategoryID=600154

thanks

 

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hemil
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Re: Problem installing windows XP on IdeaPad G550

Hi,

I could not find it as well. So I am using it without those driver. Please let me know if you find the same.

 

Thanks,

Hemil

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Re: Problem installing windows XP on IdeaPad G550

Guys for the energy management or other drivers you can use the G400, g410 or G510 or any such G series drivers they all work....

 

 

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zoorse
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Re: Problem installing windows XP on IdeaPad G550

I'm also having blue screen problem but it is not solved by changing sata to either AHCI or IDE

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Re: Problem installing windows XP on IdeaPad G550

Thanks, this trick worked for me. My XP is working fine!