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Ideapad S-Series Windows XP Clean Install

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Windows XP Clean Install

Best Prepare before: download all drivers listed below.... 

in short ... u need a XP SP3 CD that will be copied to harddrive... 

be sure that XP (Home or Prof) includes ServicePack 3 !
its most important because  (without SP3 you got problems with WLAN , S-ATA & HDA Sound) ...

...did you integrate the Intel storage matrix driver...?

This package installs the Storage driver to enable the following SATA Storage Controller on the system board:
- Intel 82801GBM SATA AHCI Controller
- Intel 82801HEM/HBM SATA AHCI Controller
- Intel ICH9M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller

download & uncompress  . ... than integrate on cd via n-lite you need this for sata... 

get Intel Storage Matrix Driver here or this one Intel Storage Matrix Driver both works... you need a Tool to make USB Drive bootable

Storage Formatter

create with help due WinSetupToUsb that prepares a minimum ..1 GB Flashdrive bootable XP SP3

WinSetupUSB found here


Be sure that your machine BIOS is prepared to boot from USB HDD...
if not do this at start press F2 to go in BIOS
set Fn-F7 numpad on tab to Boot ...
with plus + (plus + left on right SHIFT key is active )
move USB via + and - so the result shown like this....
1: USB CD Drive
3: HDD WD ....
boot your small machine with plugged flash ...

delete all partitions...(if XP preinstall will not delete all linux partitions use parted or partitionmagic before install XP)

create a minimum 15 GB partition ...install XP


if basic installation done..

go in device manager see which driver needed:

looks like that...


you have to install drivers in order
Hint : All Driver manual Install:
Start Windows XP and logon with administrative privileges.
Double-click the driver package to extract it to your hard drive.
Click Start, then click Run...
Specify "SETUP.EXE" with the full path name where you extracted
the package in step 2, and click OK.
Example: C:\DRIVERS\WIN\VIDEO\"this filename"\SETUP.EXE

XP driver Ideapad S-Series

please select your machine here

---------------------------------------------------------------- on --my bluetooth icon-- that installs devices...

if all yellow points are vanished looks like that in devicemanager

Example taken from S10e ... other S-Series will bit differ hardware...


if all done..... update your system via ms update ... 

& dont forget install an antivir software (Avira AntiVir or AVG) ...update this too newest virusdefinitions...

...install small programs instead of memory/process eating ones...  

ie. Foxit-Reader/Sumatra-Reader instead of AdobeReader...XnView is good for pictureview..

Use K-Lite Codecs to view videos use instead of WindowsMediaPlayer the included MPClassic..