MSI REWARDS - PARTICIPATE ON MSI FORUMS, GET REWARDS
Better still, why not just use Windows 7 instead
Why not just do a clean install of Windows 8?Better still, why not just use Windows 7 instead?
You could set Sata to native-IDE mode, then XP will install without problems.
No! Once installed AHCI can not be used again. A Windows installed under IDE will Bluescreen and not boot with SATA set to AHCI.
Is there a real difference in performance between one and the other? What am I losing (if anything) by setting the SATA to IDE?Also, is it possible to streamline ACHI drivers into my Windows XP disc, just like I streamlined SP3?
In IDE mode you will loose NCQ (Native Command Queuing) which will result in lower HDD performance.I think most tools to slipstream will only add drivers to be installed after windows start while you need SATA drivers before being able to install Win XP. None the less with SP3 it should work without further drivers needed if I remember correctly.