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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…