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Downgrading a brand new dell latitude D530

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Vario, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. Vario


    Oct 21, 2005
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    Bought a D530 for work and boss wants me to have xp on it. How do I install xp on it? When xp install disk is in drive it says "can't find harddrives". From what I understand I have to slipstream some driver onto it using nlite but I don't understand this process. Could anyone give me a step by step?
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  2. jfornarola New Member

    Aug 12, 2008
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    We just ran into the same problem. I changed the hard drive type to SATA, ATA. Once I did that, I could use our enterprise Windows XP Pro CD to install. Be careful about the PCI controller. If you have an older D530 with the resource CD you can get the driver from that. It is not part of the dell update software menu.

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