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Installing XP AFTER Win 8?

  1. #71


    Great! glad u got it up.

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  2. #72


    Posts : 64
    maybe 8 and XP


    sl2222 do you know what labeeman was talking about? He said I had to get XP driver for my board which I think I have and install them on my XP drive while it is in my XP system. DO you know how I go about that? I cant wait to get this to work.
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  3. #73


    Quote Originally Posted by cybor462 View Post
    labeeman..yo the man! I set it to IDE with my XP drive as the only drive internally and it booted to my password screen but my keyboard and mouse were not working so I could not go any further. I am sure it is drivers for those. Ok now how do I get this all to work. Will I be able to add the Win 8 drive and will it work? You mentioned XP drivers for this motherboard. I have the motherboard drivers which say for Vista, XP, 7+8 is this what you mean. How do I get them on in my old machine?
    Wow I knew it could be done.
    No key board or mouse that is strange, see if you have keyboard and mouse in safe mode? Cannot do any thing without a keyboard.
    You cannot add the win 8 drive as in that mode it will not boot.
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  4. #74


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by sl2222 View Post
    I need my XP back for some older programs.
    I'll stick my neck out here.

    You could check with the programs makers & see if they have an upgraded version for Windows 8.

    Or you could try running the programs in Compatability Mode.

    I don't know if you have considered these options or not.
    Hence my suggesting them.

    I'm trying to help.
    Please don't hit me with a big stick.
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  5. #75


    Posts : 64
    maybe 8 and XP


    labeeman I have a wireless keyboard and mouse for that computer. My old box is PS2 style. I assume it is drivers. What do you suggest I do
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  6. #76


    i think he means you'll need the Intel Matrix Storage Manager files and install them in xp.
    like here...
    How to enable AHCI after having installed Windows XP

    or here...
    HOWTO: enable AHCI mode after installing Windows


    but he's right...mouse and keyboard are priority now.

    Quote Originally Posted by cybor462 View Post
    sl2222 do you know what labeeman was talking about? He said I had to get XP driver for my board which I think I have and install them on my XP drive while it is in my XP system. DO you know how I go about that? I cant wait to get this to work.
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  7. #77


    Posts : 64
    maybe 8 and XP


    medab1 I am lost what do you mean? Are you talking about updated versions of the software I am trying to keep running. If so it would be way too expensive to purchase everything when I think I am close to getting it working for nothing but sweat and loads of help from you guys.
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  8. #78


    spend 20 bucks or bum an old one from somebody
    i'm sure u can temporarily borrow someone's hard wired mouse and keyboard till you install the logitech stuff

    Quote Originally Posted by cybor462 View Post
    labeeman I have a wireless keyboard and mouse for that computer. My old box is PS2 style. I assume it is drivers. What do you suggest I do
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  9. #79


    Posts : 64
    maybe 8 and XP


    How will I do the mouse and keyboard drivers the way things are now?
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  10. #80


    see above...
    but xp will boot with a wired mouse and keyboard i'm sure. (no drivers needed)

    Quote Originally Posted by cybor462 View Post
    How will I do the mouse and keyboard drivers the way things are now?
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