Archive for December, 2008

Install XP on a Dell Studio Hybrid (140G)

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

Get a USB Key or blank CD for transferring files

Go to Dell’s website and do a search to download the following files:

CONEXANT_D400-EXTERNAL-USB-5_A04_R197197.exe
CW1340A0.exe
R162030.exe
R164210.exe
R179776.exe
R189136.exe
R189717.exe
R183806.exe  (Will work on XP)

Go to Intel’s Website
Download the “INF Update Utility” for the Intel 965 Express Chipset family

Go to Microsoft’s Website (Optional Download-Installed by default on Vista)
Download the Microsoft iSCSI Software Initiator

Go into the Bios of the Studio by pressing F2 and change the Hard Disk from AHCI to IDE
Load Windows
Install drivers from USB or CD

Done.

P.S.
I didn’t put direct links since the sites tend to change URLs.