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Installing XP AFTER Win 8?

  1. #81


    Posts : 64
    maybe 8 and XP


    Quote Originally Posted by sl2222 View Post
    spend 20 bucks or bum an old one from somebody

    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
    I have keyboards for everything. I am running a PS2 style on my XP system and I have a logitech wireless mouse and keyboard for the new Win 8 system
    I thought that maybe since I use a PS2 style on the XP it has drivers for that and will not see the usb wireless. Am I way off here? The new Win * system does not have PS2 port so I cant use the PS2 keyboard with it

    Should I install drivers on the XP drive for the USB wireless and then install it in the WIn 8?

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  2. #82


    Quote Originally Posted by cybor462 View Post
    How will I do the mouse and keyboard drivers the way things are now?
    Do you have a usb key board and mouse? Do you have a ps2 port on your new box if so use your old key board and mouse.
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  3. #83


    Posts : 64
    maybe 8 and XP


    labeeman yes I have usb and wired keyboards. The XP system is running with a PS2 style keyboard. The Win 8 is USB only no PS2 port. It has the drivers on it for USB keyboard but my XP drive must not. Should I install wireless keyboard drivers on my XP drive in my old system and then install drive in the new system?
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  4. #84


    xp does not need drivers for hard wired mouse/keyboard

    and what is your make and model motherboard?
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  5. #85


    Quote Originally Posted by cybor462 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sl2222 View Post
    spend 20 bucks or bum an old one from somebody

    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
    I have keyboards for everything. I am running a PS2 style on my XP system and I have a logitech wireless mouse and keyboard for the new Win 8 system
    I thought that maybe since I use a PS2 style on the XP it has drivers for that and will not see the usb wireless. Am I way off here? The new Win * system does not have PS2 port so I cant use the PS2 keyboard with it

    Should I install drivers on the XP drive for the USB wireless and then install it in the WIn 8?
    Install the HD in the old box and install the wireless drivers for your new keyboard and check to make sure they work.
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  6. #86


    Posts : 64
    maybe 8 and XP


    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?
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  7. #87


    yes, labeeman said just that above. we're replying too quick.
    if u don't have a hard wired mouse and keyboard then that's the easiest way.

    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?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #88


    Posts : 64
    maybe 8 and XP


    Quote Originally Posted by sl2222 View Post
    xp does not need drivers for hard wired mouse/keyboard

    and what is your make and model motherboard?
    Its a Joshua ATX by foxconn H-Joshua-H61-uATX
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  9. #89


    oh, and in case u missed it...what's your make and model motherboard. and i assume your xp is 32 bit right?
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  10. #90


    Posts : 64
    maybe 8 and XP


    opps sorry I am thrilled this is going to work.

    Yes XP is 32 bit
    the motherboard I gave you info on is the new one
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