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We have these small form factor pc's we get from a supplier in Europe for some products we sell.  Someone here decided to upgrade one to W7.  We need to downgrade it to XP, when we boot off the cd it goes through and then finally can't find the hard drive.  I know there is one that works W7 works fine on it.  I think we have the drivers on another CD, but XP keeps asking for a floppy when we hit f6.  Is there a way around this?  We can put them on a usb or put in another CD just don't know how to get the proper drivers..  And quite honestly I am assuming it is the hard driver drivers.  Just won't see the drive, it has been so long since I installed XP on something that I need external drivers for.

Thanks in advance.
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You can use the driverpacks here which are very good...

http://driverpacks.net/

Had to use them recently for a very similar problem... Just slipstream them on to a CD or USB, the documentation is on the website too.

Good luck.
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You probably just need the hard drive drivers.  I would say see if you can get a USB floppy drive and load them that way.  Another route you could go provided you have imaging software is to make an image of a machine running Windows XP (same platform) and then re-image the Windows 7 machine.  Then you will just have to rename the machine and load any software that might be different.  
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What you need is something like this...

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Apologies.. Wrong thread!
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What is the make and model of your PC?  Preferably, you would use the SATA controller driver (usually the chipset driver) to allow XP to see the hard drives.  You should be able to get it from the PC manufacturer's website.  If not, then the chipset manufacturer's website.  Since you don't have a floppy, you can use nLiteOS.com to integrate the driver into your installation media.  You could also use a USB floppy in most cases.

Alternatively, you might be able to set your SATA controller/drive to ATA or Compatability Mode in the BIOS.
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