Archive for June, 2011

Installing Windows XP Home on an Asus Eee PC 1001PX? Piece of cake with nLite!

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

If you work with computers you know what I mean: Everyone in your family thinks you know everything about all computers and all software and your spare time is endless.

Enter a family member with a newly bought Asus Eee PC 1001PX installed in a foreign language, conveniently bought abroad as it’s cheaper there. Request: Make it so it’s in ma language, boyo!

Hm… let’s see. Ingredients?
Windows XP Home CD? Check!
Removable CD/DVD-Drive? Yes, but not at hand.
A 2nd computer? Check!

Unfortunately, just booting from the Windows XP Home CD does not work because the required SATA driver is not included on the CD – all tries resulted in a BSOD. Even changing the SATA adapter settings in the BIOS from Advanced (AHCI) to Legacy or Advanced (IDE) did not help.

nLite to the rescue! *insert fanfare*

Thanks to the handy tool nLite and this precise description I was able to create a bootable Windows XP Home CD with integrated SP2 and the relevant drivers in 15 minutes! After burning the .iso to a CD, I was ready to go.

*ThumbsUp* for everyone who contributed to nLite. Really made my day after getting some bad news…