Running Win10 by Intel s478 CPU Now And Maybe Older CPU In The Future

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by wytiwx, Apr 7, 2020.

  1. EeroS

    EeroS MDL Member

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    @wytiwx We would love to hear news from you, has any progress happened on the project?
     
  2. Rominobb

    Rominobb MDL Novice

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    Theres progress on the chinese forum but you have to manually modify the hex of the files which is alot of work but kinda worth it i guess.
     
  3. EeroS

    EeroS MDL Member

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    Hex editing is pretty much excepted on a project like that. Still really cool to hear that progress has happened.
     
  4. wytiwx

    wytiwx MDL Novice

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    #84 wytiwx, Dec 29, 2020
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    Hey, guys, long time no back to this thread.

    My progress and research on this project by now:

    1. with my mod, many s478 x86 CPUs + intel 865 or newer than 865 chipset, can run any x86 version Win10, from preview to 2004;

    2. only two s478 EM64T CPUs can run any x64 version of Win10, they are P4 3.2E SL7QB and P4 3.4E SL7Q8, they need intel 9 series chipset or newer one. The only one intel 8 series chipset mobo that can run x64 Win10 is IBM 875P server mobo.

    3. P4 3.2E SL7L7 failed because of the lack of CMPXCHG16B instruction;

    4. s370 CPU can not run release version of Win8.1 and Win10, because of the lack of SSE2;

    5. s423 CPU may be able to run my mod Win10, but firstly your mobo should support APIC.
     
  5. wytiwx

    wytiwx MDL Novice

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    Found a lite x86 and x64 Win10 1709 by "lopatkin", which is pretty good for old PC to run Win10.
     
  6. erpsterm35

    erpsterm35 MDL Expert

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    not a problem when running 32bit/x86 Win10 which does not depend on CMPXCHG16B
     
  7. wytiwx

    wytiwx MDL Novice

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    My mistake, the full words should be "P4 3.2E SL7L7 failed to run Win10 x64 because of the lack of CMPXCHG16B instruction".
     
  8. lese98

    lese98 MDL Novice

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    Wow! This is a really interesting project!
    Is installing Win10 on old CPUs more complicated than installing Win8 on it?
    It would be amazing if I could install the latest Windows on my old Northwood Pentium!
     
  9. wytiwx

    wytiwx MDL Novice

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    Yep, a little complicate, you should mod some Win10 kernel files
     
  10. lese98

    lese98 MDL Novice

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    Oh, gosh. This is so amazing!
    Windows 10 on "Northwood 2.8A"? That's totally the same CPU as my system!
    I'm so impressed with its possibility. I'm almost in tears.
     
  11. esasoft

    esasoft MDL Novice

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    Hi, wytiwx !
    Is there any progress ?
    And tell us, please, when we will see an updated and detailed instruction from you on modding Windows 10 files ?
    Older instuction for 1903 from Chinese website, unfortunately, get disappeared.
     
  12. esasoft

    esasoft MDL Novice

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