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Windows XP

Forum discussion tagged with Windows XP.
  1. S

    Question XP boot disk and USB not working

    I'm installing XP Sp3 on a friend's computer, clean install. I used a disk I've had for a while that apparently had some corrupt patches due to scratches and in turn caused a blue screen during install. Now I can't even get a boot disk to read in the drive. I went to a USB and installed a...
  2. J

    Question Possible to install windows xp from a flash drive?

    Hey All, I am trying to install windows xp 32-bit on to a Intel compute stick with the Intel Atom Z3735f processor. It already has Windows 10 installed but at idle the system is using close to 35-40 percent of the processor and over half the ram. I am trying to redline this thing as much as...
  3. M

    Question Components for Windows XP 32-Bit Build?

    Just for the sake of it, I am putting together a Windows XP 32-Bit build to use as a secondary (offline only of course) PC. I can locally source the case, power supply, and storage. But I am rather confused when it comes to the motherboard, CPU, GPU, RAM, and potentially even a sound card. My...
  4. D

    Question Why is my secondary monitor detected as a TV rather than an analogue display?

    Hi guys, So I'm a bit stumped here. I have a windows XP machine (I know it's outdated but it's a special machine that runs hardware that doesn't run on anything but XP) that was running a passive GT9400. Has two displays connected one to the VGA port and one to the DVI port (although its a...
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    Question Why does my keyboard does not work while in BIOS? I am trying to reset/bypass my password on my old Windows XP computer however I cannot navigate with

    Why does my keyboard does not work while in BIOS? I am trying to reset/bypass my password on my old Windows XP computer however I cannot navigate with keyboard in BIOS?
  6. vistagamer6969

    Question Install windows from upgrade disk?

    Hello everyone! I'm a "nostalgic guy" and really want to buy a retail version of old windows (like xp and vista) and I'm wondering if I can fully install it from a disk labeled as "upgrade" without any previous installations before (older than or same) as it would be much, much cheaper for me. I...
  7. eddie986

    Question Code 12 in device manager after instaling a new component in my old pc.

    Hey, A few days ago I found my old PC which was an office one (IBM) and I decided to use it for music and stuff.It had it's stock hdd which had Windows XP on,I switched the HDD with a new one which had more storage and had Windows 7 on it(also because I couldnt use internet on xp,even after...
  8. jtech2565

    Question Are my parts Compatible for a XP system?

    I am currently wanting to build a pc for gaming using windows xp for the operating system. I have some pc parts laying around that I would love to use. The parts i have so far: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/qW7HK4 Are these parts compatible with windows xp or do I need to get parts older parts?
  9. arvindgmail

    Question Where can I get a Generic PnP Monitor driver for windows XP that supports Full HD resolution

    Hi My monitor supports full HD i.e. 1920 * 1080 resolution, but unfortunately that resolution is not supported by the native Windows XP Generic Monitor driver? Where can I get a monitor driver (generic) that supports Windows XP? My monitors driver only supports Windows 7 and above? Yours...
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    Question how do i get true 3d acceleration in windows xp Guest on vmware workstation pro?

    So im runing windows 8.1 pro as my main operating system and it has 32gb of ram a quad core intel core I5 2400 clocked at 3.10ghz and 4Gb 1050 Ti is there any way to pass through the graphics card to the windows xp guest virtual machine to get old video games to work properly?
  11. T

    Question Joystick bricks computer, stops posting

    Hi. this is my first post so i dont know if this is the right place to ask this but i urgently need help. My windows xp computer has stopped posting completely after i plugged in a joystick into the joystick port. when it turns on, everything sounds like its working (for example, the hard drive...
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    [SOLVED] “Windows can not find a certificate to log you on the network” error on Windows XP

    Hi, We have had our broadband upgraded and we have installed it and are using it fine on most of our devices. Whenever I try to connect to the network on my Dad's XP computer, I get the following error message: "Windows can not find a certificate to log you on the network”. I have tried these...
  13. nomad_00

    Question how would i be able to download an iso file off a cd/dvd for windows?

    how would i be able to download an ISO file off a cd/dvd for xp/vista? i have the codes and the disks so i can do it non illegally. i would like to have them cause i have a vm that i would like to run old games/software but what program would be able to get bootable ISO file and if so would it...
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    [SOLVED] I need a PCI slot graphics card and some advice...

    I've recently acquired a HP pavilion a340a and am having a competition with a friend on who can supe up their early 2000s computer for the cheapest and the best. unfortunately He has a Mother board that has PCIe slots and he has put in his old 750ti where I can not. I've been looking at parts...
  15. RealSmoke

    [SOLVED] Does a secondary hard drive help with video recording?

    Hi, i have a old hp dc7600 small form factor with a: Pentium 4 630 , 3GB DDR2 ram , Nvidia Geforce GT710 MSI Low Profile 1GB DDR3 , 80 GB Hard Drive 7200 RPM. Windows Xp Pro.. I mainly use this pc for windows xp games and the one's i play work perfectly : Far Cry : 40-80 Fps Very High...
  16. lonskyne

    Question Stuck in a chkdsk loop

    Tried to boot up an old machine, gets stuck in a chkdsk boot loop. When I try to boot windows xp with a CD with an ISO it says "Press any key to boot from CD" and when I press a key it justice freezes and nothing happens. Can't boot from a USB because its an old BIOS that doesn't allow that...
  17. RealSmoke

    [SOLVED] Web browsing extremely slow and unresponsive on windows xp.

    Pc spec: Pentium 4 630, gt 710 lp 1gb, 3gb ddr2 ram. Sure not the best pc but on windows 8.1 web browsing, youtube and reading mail was smooth fast and very responsive. Why is this not the case on windows xp? everything is laggy slow unresponsive, sometimes pages take like a minute to load! its...
  18. RealSmoke

    [SOLVED] How to upgrade from windows 8.1 to xp?

    First: Pc spec; Msi Gt 710 lp, 3gb ram, intel pentium 4 630(Soon to be pentium d 945) Now my main question. How do i downgrade from windows 8.1 to windows xp 64 bit pro? i created a bootable usb drive with rufus (coudn't use win7usb download thing because it said that its not a iso file despite...
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    [SOLVED] Installing Windows 10 on same disk as XP for dual boot?

    Hi, I have WinXP already installed on a disk and want to add Win 10 in a dual boot configuration. Most of what I have been reading suggests that Win10 is alrady installed and then go on to describe setting up XP as 2nd system. So I am doing the opposite. My motherboard is an Asus P5K, non...
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    Question XP installation freezes over and over again

    There's an old game I used to play a lot a couple of years ago that last worked with Windows XP, so I bought an old used Windows XP laptop. First thing I did was trying to install a fresh copy of XP that the seller sent me, but the installation gets stuck over and over again. First time...