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Registered: ‎04-08-2009
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Y530 - WindowXP 32bit downgrade problem

I m trying to downgrade my 530y to XP 32bit, but during the setup...i keep getting the blue-screen of death.


what's wrong w/ that?


thank you very much

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Registered: ‎10-26-2008
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Re: Y530 - WindowXP 32bit downgrade problem

Go into the BIOS configuration.

Change the SATA controller from AHCI to IDE compatibility mode.

Then continue with a normal XP install.


Your second option is to integrate the AHCI driver provided by either Lenovo or Intel onto the XP installation disk. You can do this with nLite.


Your third option is to obtain a USB floppy drive and load the AHCI driver via the F6 prompt upon installing XP.

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