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Z580 windows XP

2013-02-19, 17:46 PM

Is there any instruction how to install windows XP pro on Z580 ?

Windows 8 is pre-installed and I want to use XP and 8.

 

 

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Re: Z580 windows XP

2013-02-20, 12:49 PM
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As of my knowledge, windows 8 pre-instslled of gpt partitions and windows xp does not install on gpt disks. Dual booting windows xp on windows 8 is a process of hassles.
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Re: Z580 windows XP

2013-02-22, 11:14 AM

Thank you for response.

I convert the hdd to MBR and i will use just Windows xp Pro.

Should i install XP Pro 32bit or 64bit ?

I need to use XP Pro, because many tools what i use are not supported at the moment windows 8 ?

 

 

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Re: Z580 windows XP

2013-02-22, 11:23 AM
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Win xp 64 bit would be better so install it.
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Re: Z580 windows XP

2013-02-22, 12:38 PM
Ok, thank you. And one latest question, is there any option to get product key for xp from microsoft for downgrade. Because i will not use windows 8 and i need key for xp x64 ?

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Re: Z580 windows XP

2013-02-22, 12:49 PM
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I cannot answer this. The best is to ask microsoft for that. But most probably it wont be possible since no one can assure that you wont use win 8. So no.
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