Need XP for "old" PCs

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by jime1, May 1, 2015.

Tags:
  1. jime1

    jime1 MDL Senior Member

    Jul 16, 2011
    392
    43
    10
    Hi buddies,
    I have some old PCs : Pentium 4, 512MB DDR1 RAM :(
    They are not able to handle Windows 7(tried ultimate, starter, home B) nor Linux(mint, Lite, elem OS)
    So I'm just gonna get xp on them :|

    So will you please suggest the right english xp iso ?
    I'm thinking a 32bit will be okay, but then there are types like pro, hb, and all !!o_O
    thats why : XP experts, please recommend the best iso, purpose is : internet usage, ms office, lite gaming, (nothing fancy, just normal every day use)
    it would be good to get the official/MSDN stuff but
    if you want to suggest some other modified xp iso, then please do so if they are good enough :)

    TYSM in Advance :)
     
  2. jime1

    jime1 MDL Senior Member

    Jul 16, 2011
    392
    43
    10
  3. Myrrh

    Myrrh MDL Expert

    Nov 26, 2008
    1,387
    491
    60
    You might also have a look at Win7 Embedded / ThinPC which are more optimized for small/old/slow machines than even "Starter" edition of retail Windows 7. Based on the specs you posted though, I doubt you'll get any satisfaction. Even XP Embedded / POSReady2009 / WEPOS is going to struggle with that.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  4. John Sutherland

    John Sutherland MDL Senior Member

    Oct 15, 2014
    477
    625
    10
    #6 John Sutherland, May 1, 2015
    Last edited: May 1, 2015
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  5. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

    Oct 7, 2010
    8,796
    6,742
    270
    #8 EFA11, May 2, 2015
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 20, 2017
    either of these two
    Code:
    66ac289ae27724c5ae17139227cbe78c01eefe40 *EN_WINDOWS_XP_PROFESSIONAL_WITH_SERVICE_PACK_3_X86_CD_VL_X14-73974.ISO
    1c735b38931bf57fb14ebd9a9ba253ceb443d459 *EN_WINDOWS_XP_PROFESSIONAL_WITH_SERVICE_PACK_3_X86_CD_X14-80428.ISO
     
  6. tonto11

    tonto11 MDL Addicted

    Jun 18, 2012
    528
    220
    30
    I have been a fan of Slackware for 20 years, mostly as a router and an Apache web server.
    This development got ever smaller like our own kms mini micro pico nano
    until it became the Linux router project, which put the whole thing on one floppy

    Recently I found a version called Slax (google it) which you can put on a cd
    or on a flash drive.
    just boot it and it will give you a nice gui and lots of functionality.
    it supports hard wired networking
    you can add a module ( which I did) to support wireless.

    It might give you a simple Linux alternative


    T
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  7. jime1

    jime1 MDL Senior Member

    Jul 16, 2011
    392
    43
    10
    #10 jime1, May 3, 2015
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 20, 2017
    (OP)
    Sir, Will the cd ask to chose the drive before installing ?
     
  8. Skaendo

    Skaendo MDL Addicted

    Sep 23, 2014
    888
    521
    30
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  9. ppu

    ppu MDL Junior Member

    Apr 10, 2015
    62
    3
    0
    You called as "XP Experts" and now you are doubting the experts help. :sneaky:
     
  10. jime1

    jime1 MDL Senior Member

    Jul 16, 2011
    392
    43
    10
    I forgot about xp :( and how its install process was :(
    please don't mind :mushy:
     
  11. un user

    un user MDL Junior Member

    Jun 16, 2013
    84
    58
    0
    you may try to build your own xp embedded, currently i use a build which have ~150mb (only os) and is fast. also, you may try wepos(based on sp2 binaries) or posready 2009(based on sp3 binaries) or winflp(based on sp2 binaries).
    for office tools i use softmaker free suite, mpc-h(and lav filters) for multimedia and firefox for internet on hp t5740 which is a green and silent pc :clap:.
     
  12. jime1

    jime1 MDL Senior Member

    Jul 16, 2011
    392
    43
    10
    so :eek: you saying after install the os only uses 150ish mb ??? :confused:

    wow, so kewl :eek:.. embedded ..hmm..
     
  13. sandy-bridge

    sandy-bridge MDL Member

    Feb 19, 2015
    127
    1
    10
    How large is the hard disk? I tried installing XP on a 6GB drive on an old PC, ran out of space very quickly.
     
  14. boscru6469

    boscru6469 MDL Member

    Jan 9, 2012
    243
    60
    10
    jime1 You sent me a PM but I cannot answer it as your PM box is full. You need to empty some if you want me to answer you.
     
  15. jime1

    jime1 MDL Senior Member

    Jul 16, 2011
    392
    43
    10
    Freed up some space , Sir, now you can PM answer me :)
     
  16. jime1

    jime1 MDL Senior Member

    Jul 16, 2011
    392
    43
    10
    I tried to make a multboot usb drive with YUMI with the xp iso
    but it shows blue screen :(

    So I tried to make single boot with rufus, and it worked o_O

    But why cant it work with multi boot ?
    Sirji :confused: