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Installing XP AFTER Win 8?

  1. #91


    Quote Originally Posted by cybor462 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sl2222 View Post
    xp does not need drivers for hard wired mouse/keyboard
    I guess the drive does not have the drivers I need for the wireless. SO I will put the drive back in the XP system and install drivers for the wireless keyboard and then install the drive in the new system.

    I will try this now and see what happens. While I am doing that should I install the other drivers you spoke about while drive is in the system?
    I assume the wireless receiver is portable to the old machine USB. It is much safer to install the other drivers in the new box.
    I have a wireless key board and mouse also but have to keep a wired key board so I can change bios settings as the MB will not see the wireless key board. The links that s12222 gave you will need to be followed when you get a keyboard and mouse up and running.

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  2. #92


    Posts : 64
    maybe 8 and XP


    labeeman yes I can use the wireless keyboard on the old machine. I will go and install the keyboard drivers now and then put the drive in the new machine and get those other drivers. I will let you guys know how it goes. You guys are great. I thought this thing was over but now I know its going to work.
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  3. #93


    You should be able to use a generic wireless keyboard and mouse driver to get it working in xp if they don't already have them available for download at the support site. it just won't do the fancy stuff

    did they give you the motherboard cd with that computer?

    Quote Originally Posted by cybor462 View Post
    opps sorry I am thrilled this is going to work. Next issue the keyboard has special drivers for Win7+8 will they install in XP?

    Yes XP is 32 bit
    the motherboard I gave you info on is the new one
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  4. #94


    my wireless keyboard is recognized at post so i can get into the bios with it.
    2 things i had to do was enable legacy usb in the bios and make sure the keyboard was plugged into a rear port not on a hub or a front port.
    it works great for me booting to xp.

    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    I have a wireless key board and mouse also but have to keep a wired key board so I can change bios settings as the MB will not see the wireless key board.
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  5. #95


    Posts : 64
    maybe 8 and XP


    sl2222 nope no cd not even restore discs
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  6. #96


    Posts : 64
    maybe 8 and XP


    next problem my wireless keyboard already works in XP system. The HD must have the drivers already. Now what
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  7. #97


    Those dogs. next time remember to demand them or u buy elsewhere.
    you'll need the storage drivers for the intel h61 chipset for the ahci to work in xp. just follow one of the guides. there's a bunch of them.

    Quote Originally Posted by cybor462 View Post
    sl2222 nope no cd not even restore discs
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  9. #99


    Posts : 64
    maybe 8 and XP


    the mouse nor keyboard worked when I booted the XP drive in the new system. I went to install the wireless drivers and they were already on the XP drive
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  10. #100


    Quote Originally Posted by cybor462 View Post
    next problem my wireless keyboard already works in XP system. The HD must have the drivers already. Now what
    On the new box try different ports not a USB3 port with the receiver to see if one works.
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