My friend wants xp installed on his laptop as he actually hates vista with a vengeance. I don't blame him. Xp Installation doesn't recognise the sata hard drive and therefore will not complete obviously. The Sony Vaio website only has drivers for vista and absolutely none for xp, and i have been searching high and low for Windows Xp drivers with no luck whatsoever. I am quite aware how to attach sata drivers etc with nlite to create my own bootable windows xp disk as i have done this before with a hp laptop with a sata drive, but that was relatively easily compared to this. The graphics card for this laptop was very easy to get, but the sata hard drive i can not find the drivers for. I believe it's the actual chipset drivers i need but no luck there either as i need the actual /inf files to put in nlite. I have the Sony Vaio VGN-FW11M laptop with the PM45 Express Intel Chipset and a Hitachi Travelstar HTS542525K9SA00 hard drive, a Opticarc BD ROM BC-5500A Usb Device as on opticval disk drive. This is the link to the page which details what laptop i have, http://support.vaio.sony.eu/downloa...d.asp?site=voe_EN_GB_cons&c=0&s=VGN-FW&m=3341 Is there any easy way to do this or anyway that anybody knows about as this is really annoying me now, as i have done this before. Thankyou.