How to install XP on Satellite L40-14B

How to install windows xp on this laptop?

I tried and I can't. Say that he didn't plant the hard drive.
The hard drive is sata.

In the Bios I have much choises. I wanted to switch from AHCI to ide... but I do not have it.
I therefore now vista... is the only system that worked on it... but I cannot start without thread on this.

BTW: where is the led when the wireless is on this laptop? I sow where it is?

I think that a bios update should work... but I can't find one. Now I 1.60... and it's only for vista.

So, if someone can help me pls.

Check back for the right driver WLan and the new BIOS for XP.
Then, everything should work fine

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    It looks very nice and useful s. I'll give you 10 Rewards points ;)
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