I just recently Purchased a Compaq Presario C502TU
It came installed with Windows Vista Basic
The programme that I actually bought the notebook to use is called Serato
It is a music programme.
Serato is not compatible with Windows Vista and the makers of the software said they will not release a vista version till SP1 comes out for Vista.
Here is my question.
When i tried to install XP on it it said
"Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed on your computer.
Make sure any hard disk drives are powered on and properly connected to your computer, and that any disk-related hardware configuration is correct. This may involve running a manufacturer-supplied diagnostic or setup program.
Setup cannot continue. To quit Setup, fress F3. "
Is it possible to install windows XP on this machine? Do i have to format before i install XP? I dont want to go formatting till i know i can use XP on the notebook and that i wont turn it into an expensive paperweight.
I only have the original XP pro CD not SP2. although i have the SP2 install on another disk.
Thanks in advance