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  1. #31


    Trying to run an old OS on a modern computer is a bad idea. If you don't like Windows 8, Windows 7 is a far better substitute. But not as easily pirateable..which I honestly believe is a reason some people have held onto XP and continue to use it.

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  2. #32


    Greece
    Posts : 3
    Microsoft Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 64-bit


    Windows 8 Is Faster, Smoother im fine with windows 8 and i like it.Also i see a huge performance in games.If you miss Start button i recommend to try StartIsBack StartIsBack - real start menu in Windows 8 exactly same as the start menu in windows 7 (no adds etc) you can have both btw.old start button + Metro UI . You can start metro UI when you click with the wheeel Button from your mouse on the old start menu icon .

    Regards
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  3. #33


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by Topez View Post
    I just had to buy a new comp...(P2-1343w) with windows 8
    I what to rid it of windows 8..and go to windows xp
    what do i need to do this?
    Hi there
    I'll be kind as it's your Post nr 1 (but I have to say this type of post has a bit of a stink of "Troll" about it -but as it's your FIRST Post I'll give you the benefit of the doubt).

    Modern computers are basically NOT SUITED at all to Windows XP

    1) Memory size > 4GB won't be addressed.

    2) Newer advances in Video technology, Bus design and CPU instructions can't be back ported to XP.

    3) Your disks will be at least SATA drives, probably even SATA II. Without a lot of fiddling around XP only "Natively" supports IDE, so the first time you try and install XP you''ll probably get "No Hard Disks found" message. Now if you understand how to slipstream new SATA drivers into an XP install disk then you really don't need ANY HELP for your post.

    4) USB3 certainly won't be Natively supported on XP and even USB2 can be a bit of a nightmare to find correct drivers for XP.

    5) all new machines are 64 bit capable --Win XP is a 32 bit OS. You are better off on newer hardware running x-64 OS'es.

    If you want to run XP --that's fine but you should do this in a VIRTUAL MACHINE. -Loads of people run XP VM's on this Forum and will give you help on setting up an XP VM if you ask.

    I can understand if you want to "Downgrade" to Win 7 that's a perfectly valid and reasonable request - many people are doing just that -- the instructions for performing that task are on the Forum --just search.

    (It also seems to me to confirm my opening remark in this post -- we have 4 pages of replies --yet no response whatsoever from the OP --- just making a casual observation here).

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  4. #34


    i am running xp on this board here .sata 6 [ASUS M4A88T-V EVO AM3 AMD 880G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard]
    and not on ide .
    ide only work on sata 2 not on sata 3 so this board do run on sata2 .
    and xp work fine on this board
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  5. #35


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by yvesj View Post
    i am running xp on this board here .sata 6 [ASUS M4A88T-V EVO AM3 AMD 880G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard]
    and not on ide .
    ide only work on sata 2 not on sata 3 so this board do run on sata2 .
    and xp work fine on this board
    Hi there
    If you load the drivers or had the XP system already installed -- fine -- however a "Standard Ms Retail" XP install disk doesn't have the SATA drivers already installed (even the with SP3). You need to slipstream these manually first otherwise XP won't find any HDD to install to.

    I wasn't telling the OP that it was IMPOSSIBLE to run XP on newer hardware --just saying a) it's not really worth it, and b) you have to do a bit of "prep work" to get XP to install on newer hardware.

    The standard XP install prompts you with F6 at install time if you want to load additional drivers from a "FLOPPY DISK". since computers don't have these anymore you will need another method to get these drivers on to the install disk first. This is usually done by "Slipstreaming".

    A Pre-installed XP system will have this already done.

    If your hardware still has IDE connections (rare these days) then you CAN install directly.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  6. #36


    thank .
    i do have all the mc cd for all window .32 and 64 bits .all of them .i did pay a lot to buy them ..
    now as for the xp driver for 32 bits i did not do it .my next door did install the driver .all i know he came up and found all the driver on the net .so they have to there some were .
    but before that i did download all the motherboard driver using the cd that came with the mobo .
    not only that after the install you get these window update and a lot of them are driver update .
    like on window7 there over 160 of window update maybe more after the install
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  7. #37


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    yvesj you are offtopic for a few reasons.

    he isn't using an aftermarket motherboard.

    he won't have any install disks of any kind, the op will need to burn off the recovery media to usb/dvd before even considering downgrading, there are no motherboard driver disks that come from oem's like HP/Acer/Lenovo/Dell they do not supply those anymore.

    the only way we can answer his question is if he lists the model number as the number he lists is for an HP tower but there is no record of it...keeps sending me to andora and there are no drivers.

    Installing xp is not a good idea even if he can do it, due to limited support and frankly colossal security holes make it no really very good these days.
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  8. #38


    Quote Originally Posted by gazz9496 View Post
    there are no motherboard driver disks that come from oem's like HP/Acer/Lenovo/Dell they do not supply those anymore

    .
    Sorry I just get a Dell Latitude and it come with a Windows 8 Disk and I the drivers disk, you have to check the option for the Windows 8 disk .

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  9. #39


    Mumbai , Bangalore
    Posts : 37
    Windows 7 64 bit & Windows 8


    I like Windows 8 very much , again it varies from person to person opinion . Give it some time and you will adapt to its environment.
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  10. #40


    Posts : 30
    Win 8 release canadate


    Quote Originally Posted by gazz9496 View Post
    actually i'd be surprised if there was even xp driver support for a new machine.
    I tried to install both a home and pro version XP on my new machine and got a blue screen.

    I made a direct jump from XP to 8 and would never go back.

    I started with a late consumer preview of 8 and am already having to think about how to do things when working on an XP machine.

    Every release of Windows has caused me some rather delightful problems. I try to do it the old way and find out it is much simpler now.

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