I am trying to install WinXP on my newly bought Inspiron 15 3542 but the setup process can't start. I get BSOD every time i try to install it. I tried implementing SATA driver from the drivers section -
into Windows XP installation, but this doesn't help. I think this driver is for W7 or higher. I wanted to change the SATA interface from AHCI to ATA in bios but there is nothing to select, only AHCI mode is present. Can you tell me where can I find a SATA driver that will work for AHCI mode to install WinXP on this model of laptop.
If you have to use Windows XP, install it as a Virtual machine using VMWare player. The hardware was released after XP reached end of life and you'll have issues installing it otherwise.
you need to do the following, I just got this working like a CHAMP!!
download a program called n-lite, your going to have to add the drivers to your windows XP files with this program.
Here is a tutorial that I followed -