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Registered: ‎03-24-2011
Location: Switzerland
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No Windows XP on G560

After my PC died I bought a G560 i3 and wanted to use my XP (Pro) but it won't install.

Is it possible that this does not work because it's a 32Bit OS but the G560 a 64Bit machine?


I can install and run XP only via Virtualbox with OS X. There it seems to be no problem that XP is only a 32Bit system.

I always thought downward compatibility was guaranteed?

Any explanations?


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Registered: ‎12-07-2009
Location: CZ
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Re: No Windows XP on G560

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about installing windows, using 64 bit?
either lenovo or ibm doesn't provide 64 bit drivers for xp.
( your computer may not support 64 bit xp )

have you tried to change ide/sata settings in bios?
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Registered: ‎05-16-2008
Location: USA
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Re: No Windows XP on G560

changing the sata setting to compatible in the BIOs as yigit suggested should allow you to install xp


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