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Windows xp on X230 without death link

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Windows xp on X230 without death link

#1 Post by Alvoko » Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:55 pm

Hello I tried install windows xp on my x230 but i failed, i look up a tutorial and i found in this forum, but the sata driver link is dead and any anothers drivers, than i found doesen't work(blue screen or hdd not found).

Where i can found a driver can work for install windows xp?

link of tutorial: viewtopic.php?t=112332

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Re: Windows xp on X230 without death link

#2 Post by MikalE » Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:23 pm

You will have to slipstream SATA drivers into the .iso for XP before you load it. XP was for PATA drives only, before SATA was invented and standardized for PC's and laptops.

You can't add the drivers after the fact as there will never be an 'after' without the SATA drivers.
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Re: Windows xp on X230 without death link

#3 Post by Screamer » Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:46 am

Here is the latest Rapid Storage Technology driver Intel has released for XP x86 and x64 (v11.2.0.1006).

Just remember to set your SATA controller's mode to 'Compatibility' in the BIOS first, otherwise Windows XP will not see the HDD/SSD.

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Re: Windows xp on X230 without death link

#4 Post by dr_st » Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:25 am

If you set it to 'compatibility', it shouldn't need any special driver... I think.
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Re: Windows xp on X230 without death link

#5 Post by w0qj » Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:15 am

If your X230 comes with a Win 7 Professiona, you can also installing Windows XP Mode Virtual Machine:


I tried it a few times, and it's got a few qualify-of-life improvements baked into the VM,
so it's a bit better than if you install directly from Win'XP install DVD (yes, I've tried that too).

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