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honzi97
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AHCI-Driver for DELL XPS 17 (WinXP)

Hello everybody,

I would like to install Windows XP beside Ubuntu on my DELL XPS 17 L702X. But when I try to, I get this error message: "setupldr: couldnt open drive xy".

Because of that I need the AHCI-Driver for Windows XP. Is there such a driver?

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Re: AHCI-Driver for DELL XPS 17 (WinXP)

Hi honzi97,

XPS 17 is shipped with Windows 7 and Windows 8. Hence, the drivers for Windows XP are not available. I suggest you to change the SATA Operation in the BIOS from AHCI to ATA and try installing Windows XP.

Please let me know about your findings.

Thanks and Regards,
Rajath N
Dell Social Media and Community Professional
Order Status : http://dell.to/1fgKSTr
Download Drivers : http://dell.to/1hcxG98

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honzi97
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Re: AHCI-Driver for DELL XPS 17 (WinXP)

Well, I already tried installing Windows XP with ATA. Didn't work for me. When I try to install Win7 I get this error message: 'Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu.'

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Re: AHCI-Driver for DELL XPS 17 (WinXP)

Hi honzi97,

Thank you for your reply and for providing an update on the status. Please send the system Service Tag (along with the name on the account and contact details) via Private Message, so that I can check the system details and provide the options available.

To send a Private Message, click on my name in Blue and then on "Start Conversation."

Thanks and Regards,
Rajath N
Dell Social Media and Community Professional
Order Status : http://dell.to/1fgKSTr
Download Drivers : http://dell.to/1hcxG98

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