With the widespread introduction of SATA hard disk drives and the unexpected longevity of the Windows XP operating system a lot of users nowadays are having problems when trying to install Windows XP.
Whether you’ve replaced your hard disk with a big chunky SATA one or decided to downgrade to XP from Windows Shitsa (eh, of course I mean Vista) then it’s likely you’ll come across an issue where you are either prompted by Windows XP setup for a floppy disk containing a driver or setup simply bombs out with a blue screen of death (BSOD).
Important system files and the Registry will be backed up.
Select your username from the boot screen and you'll boot into Windows, where you can run System Restore from the Start Menu as normal.
With that done you're ready to install the Registry hack and get installing the new updates.
While most of us have long since consigned Windows XP to the Recycle Bin of history, there are still plenty of PCs out there running Microsoft's long-since-defunct operating system.
But if the recent swathe of ransomware attacks which have brought the NHS and companies across the globe to a standstill tell us anything, it's that Windows XP has become something of a liability.
The reason for either of these annoying interruptions is that the driver for your hard disk simply isn’t on the Windows XP CD….bummer eh.
You probably don’t have a floppy drive either, right?
To create the file, you'll need to be able to view file extensions, so open Windows Explorer (the file browser) click Tools, Folder Options.
Click the View tab and remove the tick from the 'Hide extensions for known file types' box.
A file is just a text file that contains instructions on how to modify the Registry Double-click and click Yes when you're asked if you want to include this information in the Registry.