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:
START -> RUN -> CMD
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.