You will need
  • disk with Windows XP;
  • - USB drive;
  • - access to the Internet.
Start with a search of the hard disk drivers. When you install the Windows XP operating system on mobile computer quite often the problem arises with the definition of Winchester. To avoid it, you need to install additional drivers. Visit the website of the manufacturer of the used laptop.
Open the download center and download the necessary files. Remove them from the archive and copy the files to a USB flash drive or external hard drive with USB interface or eSATA.
Download the image of Windows installation disk and burn it to a blank disc using the ISO File Burning. After the program is completed do not remove the disc from the drive, connect a USB drive with the drivers for the hard drive and reboot the mobile computer.
Hold F8 after starting the laptop boot. In the quick menu changing the boot device select Internal DVD-Rom. Press any key to start boot from disc.
Follow the instructions step by step menu that until the program will not prompt you to select the sections or will not report that the Winchester was missing. Now select "Install drivers" and point to the files previously recorded on the USB drive. Remove the flash drive after the installation of the selected files.
After determining the hard disk select the partition that is running the OS Windows Seven. In the next menu, activate the item "Format in NTFS" and press Enter. During the installation process Windows XP mobile computer will restart several times. Take no action, thereby allowing the device to boot from the hard drive.
Please visit the official website of the laptop manufacturer and download the drivers for the motherboard and other devices designed to operate in Windows XP environment.