XP installation

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by Jerry2017, Oct 19, 2017.

  1. Jerry2017

    Jerry2017 MDL Junior Member

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    Hi, can XP be installed on a machine with the following hardware? I am a newbie and want to make sure it is feasible before doing anything. Thanks a lot.

    Processor: AMD FX-8350 CPU (8x 4.00GHz/8MB L3 Cache)
    Motherboard: ASUS M5A97 R2.0 -- AMD 970 w/ 2x PCIe x16, 2x USB 3.0, 6x USB 2.0
    Memory: 16 GB [8 GB x2] DDR3-1600 Memory Module [AMD] - Corsair or Major Brand
    Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 730 2GB
    Power Supply: 1000 Watt - Standard 80 PLUS Bronze
    Processor Cooling: Asetek 550LC 120mm Liquid CPU Cooler - Standard 120mm Fan
    Primary Hard Drive: 128GB ADATA SU800 SSD + 1TB 7200RPM Hard Drive
    Sound Card: 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard
    Network Card: Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100)
    Wireless Network Adapter: [802.11b/g/n] TP-LINK TL-WN725N Nano Wireless N150 Adapter - Up to 150Mbps
    Operating System: None- Pre-formatted Hard Drive Only
    Limited Time Offer: 802.11AC Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter
     
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    #6 GOD666, Oct 19, 2017
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    I would strongly suggest Windows XP 32-bit (x86) since Windows XP 64-bit (x64) was Microsoft's first 64-bit (home) system and it was released at a time when a full 64-bit OS was still pretty much a new concept. As a result of this Windows XP 64-bit never received the full support and adaptation from developers and few folks actually bought into it. It is for this reason, you would find it harder to find drivers, but also running software that could support it (even today). You would get better usage and support for drivers and software (as well as general compatibility, overall), by using the 32-bit edition.
     
  4. Tito

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    @Jerry2017

    Any specific reason to stay with XP?
     
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  5. Jerry2017

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    I want to try old versions of graphics card drivers for my nvidia card, drivers that are really old, back to early 2000. Windows 7 does not allow me to install those old drivers and I can not figure out a better way to do this other than install an XP on my computer.
     
  6. GOD666

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    I will confess that I have never used a mix between GPT and MBR. I am not 100% certain if that will work or not, but it not, it should be as simple as changing the other drive to MBR to match.
     
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    You can't, as the card you have was released on 2013. I'm getting curious - why do you even want to do that?
     
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    If you install x86 version, you will stuck with 4 GB of RAM, because Windows XP doesn't support greater than 4 GB, so I recommend x64 version.
     
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    I see. Thanks!
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions!
     
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