Legacy

Forum discussion tagged with Legacy.
  1. Meeks21

    Question Docking station advice for old internal drive

    Hi I have an old internal hard drive of my fathers would anyone know if it’s possible to get an external adaptor or docking station for it? It’s a WD2500js praying it’s possible. If anyone can send a link to a suitable option it would be greatly appreciated as there old photos I would love to...
  2. kieferz7777

    Question "Illegal Instruction" Error - Linux Gaming on Celeron 333MHz

    I have been trying to run Undertale on increasingly old hardware. I had success on a Dell Inspiron 8600 using Puppy Linux. I am now trying to run the same exact OS and command on laptops with intel celeron ~300MHz processors. but when I run ./runner or sh run.sh it gives the error "Illegal...
  3. W

    [SOLVED] Legacy Mainboard change and Uefi/MBR

    Hi, I´m planning to upgrade my mainboard and CPU but I´m not quite sure what would be the best approach regarding UEFI and MBR settings. Tried googling but I couldn´t find an answer for my specific case so here I am. The situation is as follows: -currently using a rather old Gigabyte...
  4. C

    Question Computer is stuck in boot menu. How do I fix?

    My Lenovo Thinkpad P40 runs Windows 10. I wanted to try out Linux for the first time, so I made a bootable USB drive and attempted to boot from that USB. After using Fn+F12 to access the boot menu, I selected the USB HDD but the screen just flashed black and then went back to the boot menu. I...
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    Question Help on shopping for a Legacy-Compatible graphics card

    I purchased a Sapphire Radeon NITRO Rx 460 4GB GDDR5 HDMI / DVI-D / DP OC (UEFI) PCI-E Graphics Card Graphics Cards (11257-02-20G): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01J1M4HDS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1. It arrived today and it doesn't work. Fun times. My PC is an HP...
  6. Endre

    [SOLVED] Motherboard with 3 memory slots?

    Hello! It’s just a curiousity of mine. I used to have a cheap PC in 2004. The CPU was Intel Pentium 4 @2.4GHz (LGA478). The motherboard was MSI (I don’t know what model). As I remember, I used to have 3 memory slots for DDR1, not 2 slots, not 4 slots. Could I be right??? (I looked up on...
  7. C

    Question RX590 Sapphire on a Z400 ?

    Hello everyone. Thanks for taking a precious time helping me. I wanted to order a new RX590 Sapphire Nitro+ Limited Edition to make it work with my computer, but I've seen in some forums that I can't work on non-UEFI motherboard (which I suppose is my case). I don't have anywhere on the BIOS to...
  8. 74lobster

    [SOLVED] The fastest functioning graphic card for gaming to install on a desktop pc HPE-521it

    Hi, I am an owner of a HPE-521it and I wish to upgrade my graphic card. I use Microsoft Windows 10 Pro (64-bit). Actually I have mounted an AMD Radeon 7950, 3GB graphic card, ID: 679A, PCI Express 3.0 that functions properly, but it's a bit slow. The BIOS in my PC is only legacy so I will...
  9. C

    Question Keyboard not working on boot - Legacy Bios - Windows 10

    I recently upgraded from Windows 7 to 10, and I've found that my computer occasionally restarts after trying to shut down. I turned off Fast Startup and tried a few other things, such as upgrading drivers and what not, but to no avail. I figured I would look around in my Bios to see if there...
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    Question Old laptop with legacy bios, GBT or MBR does it matter?

    Hello, I am converting an old laptop into a home media server. I already did a clean windows 10 install on it and my HDD is set to MBR. My old laptop is a legacy bios, therefore non-uefi (confirmed using system information). I am running less than 2TB and using an HDD not an SSD. Does it...
  11. Shock34

    [SOLVED] Issues with legacy IDE drive.

    I have little experience with legacy hardware, so please excuse my confusion. So long story short, I don't want to buy a new DVD drive. I'll never use it and it's not worth my investment. I do have an old, legacy Sony DVD ROM (circa 2006). The older DVD drive utilises an IDE connector (of...
  12. Atix

    Question Why does my ssd not show up when Im using PartedMagic?

    Hello! Im trying to erase my nvme ssd because Im not able to boot into any of my windows usb installation disks, they always freeze or not boot at all. I read somewhere its because the windows is corrupted and the drive has to be cleaned. It makes sense because after I shut down the laptop while...
  13. C

    Question Using Same OS Hard drive for 2 laptops

    Hello guys. Is it possible to install fresh windows 10 to laptop A then also use it to laptop B? i have a problematic scenario and trying to find a work around. This is my problem My current settings on laptop A is EUFI and i can't change it. I can't boot my bootable 2.0 win 10 installer on...
  14. Krlus

    [SOLVED] How to format an SSD to GPT with it being my only drive?

    Recently my laptop HD died, since we are on quarantine here in Brazil I couldn't find another to buy in my city, a friend kindly offered a Kingston 120gb SSD 2,5 for me, I accepted but I'm having some troubles, first, it had a Windows 8, but the drive coudn't boot in UEFI, it just blew my mind...
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    [SOLVED] 2003 Scanner not working in Windows 10

    Just built a new PC for a friends business as his motherboard went in his old PC and trying to setup everything with his new one. He has an HP scanjet 8250 from 2003. It shows up in device manager with a yellow triangle. I have installed both the drivers and firmware from hp's website however...
  16. M

    [SOLVED] will asus p5qpl-am work with GT 1030

    hello so i was planning to buy gt 1030 (msi aero itx gt 1030 oc gddr5) then i searched about will it be compatible with my pc specs and i am sure i don't have any issues with my psu or cpu but the motherboard is kinda confusing a little bit and i don't know if the gt 1030 support legacy bios...
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    Question VAIO´s assist bypass

    I bought an used VAIO MODEL pcg61a11u and after formating it's HDD with another pc I'm prompted with a "operating system not found" screen. I feel that the original owner changed the BIOS to legacy but I cant acces the BIOS anymore since the assist function no longer exists. what can I do...
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    [SOLVED] ASUS B450 F no sata ports detected, no drives showing up?

    Hi Everyone, So here is the breakdown, I am going to keep this as simple as possible. I am helping out a friend with a build that I did a while ago and essentially is now a new build. The first build I did for him just randomly crapped out after two years, literally would not boot. Still not...
  19. B

    [SOLVED] Issues installing Windows 95/98 games into Windows 10 natively

    Hello there, I am trying to install several Windows 95/98 games onto a new Windows 10 computer. They do not require DOS, they are CD games that can be launched from the desktop. I have gone to dozens of websites, and followed their instructions, but it still does not work. I get the same error...
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    Question Cannot see BIOS in both dedicated and integrated graphics card

    There is no way for me to see my bios. My dedicated GPU does not activate until after the BIOS setting screen thus preventing me from seeing the BIOS interface. So I figured I should force the motherboard to use the on board GPU instead by removing the dedicated GPU and connecting the display...