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Downgrade Vista-XP: How to integrate SATA drivers into XP iso


WARNING: I’m not responsible for non succesfull actions

1. First of all it is absolutely necessary to create Vista Recovery DVDs!!!!

2. be sure there are the XP device drivers

3. It is essential to know the chipset to download the necessary drivers for installation of XP
(i.e. 945 Intel chipset for my HP DV6215EA)

4. Download and install NLITE

5. Download the chipset driver (i.e. i621ata_cd.exe for my HP DV6215EA)

6. Create a “XP” directory and unpack the ISO within the same directory, or insert the XP CD in the CD player.
Create also a “XPnLite” directory, where NLITE will create a bootable modified XP image.

7. Create a “SATA” directory and unpack the driver file within it.
If the “SATA” file, is an EXE file, unpack it with the command:


C:\sata\iata621_cd.exe -a -a -pc:\sata

This command is a sort of fictional installation that does not write anything on the system.

8. Start N-lite

9. Browse and search the “I386” directory.

10. Choosing a destination directory

11. Click on NEXT and in Task Selection, choose Drivers and Bootable ISO

click on NEXT

12. In “Driver“ tag, click on “insert” and choose “multiple drivers” and point to c:\sata\drivers
(Be careful to the driver path. If the PC architecture is a 64 Architecture, you must point to C:\sata\Driver64)

Choose “ALL” to confirm the inclusion of driver and when the list of driver it appears, choose “Driver Textmode”. Hold on the CTRL button and select them all.

13. Press OK

14. When Nlite has developed and calculated the size of the new Iso, press Next

15 Press “Create ISO” and point to the “C:\XPnlite” directory.

16. When NLITE has finished to create the new SATA-drivers-implemented ISO, burn the iso with the preferred software.
I like NERO.


  1. aprile 24, 2010 alle 7:10 pm

    Buongiorno, disturbo per il vecchio Win XP Pro che haime devo installare sul laptop del mio fratellino.
    Modello COmpaq 6720s
    Ho provato a integrare i driver sata dal sito hp.
    poi gli ho estratti con winrar nella cart. sata e con nlite ho provveduto alla creazione del nuovo disco XP con i driver sata.
    questo metodo non funziona. vorrei capire meglio cosa centra il chipset? In pratica dal sito hp x il mio laptop sono disponibili anche i chipset driver ma sinceramente nella tua guida non dici di dover creare cartelle o estrarli!
    PS anche se dal mio bios dico di non usare il sata mode , il problema persiste.
    ringrazio anticipatamente e auguro un buon weekend

  2. aprile 25, 2010 alle 7:10 pm

    Intanto quale chipset hai utilizzato?
    Dovrebbe essere il GME965 nel tuo modello.
    NOTA: il chipset centra, poichè i driver dello stesso, comprendono quello per il controller SAta, senza il quale, durante l’installazione di XP, l’HD non verrebbe riconosciuto:

    il chipset 965 (confermalo) è qui:

    nella mia Guida “in Italiano”,
    c’è scritto tutto, relativamente alle cartelle da creare.
    Dove hai incontrato problemi?

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