Hi guys, This laptop has vista home on it and the serial is on the base unfortionatly i cant find the disc so im having to put win xp pro on it. Problem is it doesnt recognise the HDD as its SATA etc. So i got a USB floppy and ive searched for the file to download, but the one i found is 21mb>>>
" This package contains the Intel Matrix Storage Manager for the supported notebook models and operating systems. It is used to install or update the Intel Serial ATA (SATA) Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) Controller Driver. "
would this be the one i need? and if so how the heck do i put it on a floppy? lol
It would be much easier to either leave the laptop how it is or put vista back on. But since the laptop seems to have a problem, i.e takes about 5 mins to start up and keeps locking itsself etc i need a fresh install and i dont have a vista home disc so XP is my only option at the mo.
If anyone can help id be very very very very grateful its giving me a bad head.