any problem installing XP pro on core2 duo pc with Sata drives?


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gs

I am hoping for feed back on installing XP pro on core 2 duo PCs with Sata
drive - no IDE drive.

What is the installation time and update like for installing with original
XP Pro release, Symantec security 3.1 then sp2, then Microsoft update?

is the installation time significantly faster? or are there hiccups I will
have to watch out for?

I am looking at getting replacement pc and I am supposed to install Windows
XP pro not vista on it. the likely physical configuration will be Core 2 Duo
2Ghz 2m L2 on ECS p4M900T-m with 2GB 667mhz ddr2, with nVidia GF7400GS 256MB
PCI-e dual video card, one 160 GB Sata drive and one DVD burner.
 
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Ricky

I have XP Pro installed on an ASUS A8N-SLI motherboard..AMD 64 X2 dual core
processor 2 200 gig sata drives and one 250 gig sata drive and had no
problems with the install or the way it runs.
 
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Nepatsfan

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gs said:
I am hoping for feed back on installing XP pro on core 2 duo
PCs with Sata
drive - no IDE drive.

What is the installation time and update like for installing
with original
XP Pro release, Symantec security 3.1 then sp2, then
Microsoft update?

is the installation time significantly faster? or are there
hiccups I will
have to watch out for?

I am looking at getting replacement pc and I am supposed to
install Windows
XP pro not vista on it. the likely physical configuration
will be Core 2 Duo
2Ghz 2m L2 on ECS p4M900T-m with 2GB 667mhz ddr2, with nVidia
GF7400GS 256MB
PCI-e dual video card, one 160 GB Sata drive and one DVD
burner.

Right off the bat, I see two major hurdles that may complicate
matters.

First off, installing XP on a SATA hard drive usually requires
having the correct driver for the motherboard's SATA controller
available on a floppy disk early in the installation. This
driver can usually be downloaded from the motherboard
manufacturer's web site. I'm betting it's the one listed as VIA
SATA RAID Controller Driver on this web site.

http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Pr...tailid=704&DetailName=Driver&MenuID=1&LanID=0

Second, using an XP installation disk released before SP1 or
SP2 means that it will only recognize the first 137GB of your
160GB hard drive. That's fine if you were planning on having
one partition for the operating system and programs, and a
second for data. If you were planning on utilizing the entire
hard drive as a single partition then you would have to create
what's called a slipstreamed installation CD.

Here's some info that you may find helpful.

Why can I only see 127 to 137 GB of my 160+ GB drive in Windows
XP?
http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.j...toid=6bd0781e73d5d010VgnVCM100000dd04090aRCRD

If you're looking to create a "slipstreamed" XP installation
CD, here's an article you may find helpful.

Create a Slip Stream version of Windows XP
http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/slipstream.htm

Here are some of the files you'll need to obtain in order to
follow this procedure:

Windows XP Service Pack 2 Network Installation Package for IT
Professionals and Developers
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...be-3b8e-4f30-8245-9e368d3cdb5a&displaylang=en

Order Windows XP Service Pack 2 on CD
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/updates/sp2/cdorder/en_us/default.mspx

AutoStreamer 1.0.33
http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/1092632287/1

CDBurner XPPro
http://www.cdburnerxp.se/download.php

Here are some other resources you might want to take a look at:

How to use AutoStreamer to Slipstream Windows XP Service Pack 2
http://www.simplyguides.net/guides/using_autostreamer/using_autostreamer.html

Slipstreamed Windows XP CD Using SP2
http://www.theeldergeek.com/slipstreamed_xpsp2_cd.htm

Slipstreaming Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Create Bootable CD
http://www.helpwithwindows.com/WindowsXP/winxp-sp2-bootcd.html

How can I slipstream service packs into the Windows 2000,
Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 media?
http://www.petri.co.il/windows_2000_xp_sp_slipstreaming.htm

Universal Windows Slipstreaming and Bootable CD Guide
http://www.msfn.org/articles.php?action=show&showarticle=49

Here are a couple of articles which go into detail on
installing XP.

Clean Install Procedure with Illustrative Captures.
http://www.theeldergeek.com/xp_home_install_-_graphic.htm

Courtesy of Michael Stevens, MS-MVP
Clean Install Windows XP
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

Good luck

Nepatsfan
 
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Patrick Keenan

gs said:
I am hoping for feed back on installing XP pro on core 2 duo PCs with Sata
drive - no IDE drive.

What is the installation time and update like for installing with original
XP Pro release, Symantec security 3.1 then sp2, then Microsoft update?

is the installation time significantly faster? or are there hiccups I will
have to watch out for?

I am looking at getting replacement pc and I am supposed to install
Windows XP pro not vista on it. the likely physical configuration will be
Core 2 Duo 2Ghz 2m L2 on ECS p4M900T-m with 2GB 667mhz ddr2, with nVidia
GF7400GS 256MB PCI-e dual video card, one 160 GB Sata drive and one DVD
burner.

On the same system, with similar drives (similar speed, caches) using IDE or
SATA probably won't produce much time differences.

You either will or will not have to provide a SATA driver - press F6 when
prompted. You'll know soon enough, as XP would not detect the drive if it
needs the driver.

I use an ASUS board with SATA drives and it doesn't need a driver, but it
*does* require a BIOS setting telling it to boot from SATA drives when
parallel drives are installed (the DVD drive).

I would also suggest that you slipstream your XP install CD to SP2, using
the SP2 full install and Autostreamer, or install SP2 immediately after the
initial XP install but also after installing the motherboard chipset
drivers. After SP2 is installed, add other software.

Full SP2:
http://tinyurl.com/ywejft

which becomes:
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads...be-3b8e-4f30-8245-9e368d3cdb5a&displaylang=en

Autostreamer:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/System-Tweak/Autostreamer.shtml

HTH
-pk
 
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forum.microsoft.com

thank you for the wonder info and head up.

I just got told I will be replacing two old pc with the two new identical
Core 2 Duo PC

I am planning to:
prepare the BIOS to boot from SATA
prepare the SATA driver disk from the PC's driver CD or downloaded from ECS
install the os on the first 14GB from the original MAPs xp pro disk, with
F6 for driver without network connection
apply sp2 from the Microsoft sp2 CD
install security software and setup LAN
install video driver for the NVIDIA GF 8400GS 256MB PCI-E and
setup dual monitor
Ghost image the install to external drive just in case
connect to network
apply updates
create 2nd petition of 6 GB for installing other software
install other software
apply more updates and change settings
ghost image

clone to 2nd identical PC

why not slip stream? I have tried that once and got into trouble with the
install not accepting the product code for activation. MS told me
slipstream is not supported


when ms releases sp3 and if full XP install disk with SP3 not showing up
in MAPs kit, I will then try to order a full XP pro install disk with SP3
already built-in
 

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