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Occasional Contributor
Sniperman
Posts: 13

XP compatibility issue

I have Satellite A665-S5186

Is it compatible with windows XP SP3 professional?

Thanks in advance.

Occasional Contributor
Sniperman
Posts: 13

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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cbwilsha
Posts: 3,592

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.

 

C.B.

 

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

C.B.

Toshiba Sat. L675D-S7016 Win 8 PRO 64 Bit---Toshiba Sat. L775D-S7132 Win 7 PRO SP3 64 Bit which also has Virtual Machine with Win XP SP3---Toshiba Sat. L305-S5921 Win Vista SP2 32 Bit
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Jerry_Lippey
Posts: 37,642

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.

-Jerry