XP compatibility issue

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XP compatibility issue

I have Satellite A665-S5186

Is it compatible with windows XP SP3 professional?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: XP compatibility issue

it was running before on windows 7 (64-bit)

and now i want to install windows Xp sp3 (32-bit)


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Re: XP compatibility issue

Well, Sniper, I believe you could install XP as far as the machine is concerned but there is a very limited number of drivers and utilities available from Toshiba for XP on this machine.  You can see them--12--at THIS SITE for your machine.


If you have a big enough HDD and insist on proceeding, why don't you partition your HDD and install the XP in the new partition and if you have any problems, your original Windows 7 will still be available. Type Disk Manage in the Start/Search box and click on Create and Format Hard Disk Partitions.




P.S. Jerry Lippey,  please step in here if I am the least bit  misleading since you are the real expert on these matters.


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Re: XP compatibility issue


Satellite L755-S5152 (PSK1WU-0RX048)



Best to upgrade Home Premium to Professional and then install XP Mode. Works really well here.


   Upgrade to another edition of Windows 7 by using Windows Anytime Upgrade


   Install and use Windows XP Mode in Windows 7


It's not necessary to have hardware vitualization enabled. See KB977206.

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