Windows XP on Dell Inspiron Mini 10 (1012)


My Mini 10 came with Windows Seven Starter Edition ; which sucks. So I replaced it with Windows Seven Professional Edition but I felt like it’s really slow. So I decided to run Windows XP on it.

The problem is that, even with XP SP3, the AHCI disk access is not enable from the instalation CD. So I had to switch to ATA mode (in the BIOS), do the installation and switch back to AHCI.

Here’s the full procedure:

Source: How to enable AHCI : Windows XP