Windows XP

Forum discussion tagged with Windows XP.
  1. mwasil

    Question Installing Win Xp x86 on a modern (2015) laptop - keyboard stops working during "Press ENTER [...] ..."

    Hi everyone! So, I wanted to try to install Win XP 32bit SP3 on a fairly new Asus GL552VW laptop (i7 6300HQ, 16GB ram, GTX960m, UEFI) (just for fun :D) Since XP cannot boot the installer in EFI mode, I used easy2boot to create a bootable flash drive, and put the XP .iso in the appropriate...
  2. H

    Question CPU in current but not on..

    My cpu doesn't have an adapter so once it explodes, the cpu gets light but the cpu doesn't work.. If why not work please help ...!😩😖
  3. U

    [SOLVED] Help me get my XP sound restarted, please?

    Dear Anyone. I've got Windows XP SP3. I use it because I've got music writing disability software that would cost a fortune to rebuy/upgrade if I switched to 10 (about £600 all in all!) And I'm happy with XP for music writing - but the sound's stopped working (helps if you can hear your...
  4. S

    Question I want to put windows XP on my new PC

    I want to install Windows XP on my new PC. It's not just for kicks I like Windows XP a lot more than windows 10. I know that I cant just download it from the web because I have an AMD CPU and GPU. specs: r5 3600, 16gb ram, Radeon RX 580 8gb, and enough storage. I think this has been done before...
  5. B

    [SOLVED] Opening .LBL on windows 10

    Would anyone be able to help me? There's a windows XP pc at my work which uses a software called Label Gallery 2.0 but isn't supported on windows 10 and I can't find a download for that software anymore for windows XP. As a company we use .LBL files for our label printers, I can't find any...
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    Question Forgot Administrator Password, how to reinstall?

    Hello, I don't now my administrator password on xp, I want to try formating the disk to factory settings and start all over, to do this is it necessary re installation of xp with a cd? Where do I type in the product key to gain access to do the process? I don't have the original xp cd just the...
  7. 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...
  8. J

    [SOLVED] 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...
  9. M

    [SOLVED] 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...
  10. 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...
  11. S

    [SOLVED] 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?
  12. 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...
  13. eddie986

    [SOLVED] 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...
  14. jtech2565

    [SOLVED] 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: Are these parts compatible with windows xp or do I need to get parts older parts?
  15. arvindgmail

    [SOLVED] 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...
  16. Z

    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?
  17. 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...
  18. P

    [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...
  19. 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...
  20. T

    [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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. B

    [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...
  26. E

    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...
  27. E

    Question Windows XP Media Disconnected

    Back again with another driver related issue I'm sure for Windows XP. We have to connect to the internet, but it just says "Media Disconnected" on both ipconfig and the network properties. I have tried 3 different drivers, and double checked that it is the correct driver for the network card...
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    Question Windows XP Inaccessible-Boot-Device error

    Hello, I work at an arcade where the games all run off of a computer of some sort. One of our games runs a standard tower and an application, but it requires Windows XP to run. We had a bit of a HDD issue Happens all the time for some reason and are trying to reinstall windows XP on a new...
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    Question Found an old HDD from my family's mid 2000s computer. Issues booting up XP to look at what's saved

    Hello there. Like the title mentioned, last night I was digging through my family's home and came across an old hard drive we used back on an old PC that ran Windows XP. Since then, I've played the hard drive in my computer alongside my typical HDD running windows 10. I've had no issues...
  30. C

    Question PCIe USB Card Not Working

    I have an old Windows XP x86 machine that I use for retro gaming and a few other such things. I need more USB ports, so I've been trying to install a USB expansion card, but haven't had any luck. I'm on my second attempt now, using a Sabrent CP-4PTU PCIe card. I know it's got power running...
  31. N

    Question Need help with WIndows XP reinstall

    I'm having a problem with reinstalling Windows XP Professional 32-Bit, I need to make a bootable usb but my only viable attempt ended on a black screen with some kind of a corrupt image. I'd be very grateful if someone can provide information on where to download a Windows XP 32-Bit iso and link...
  32. N

    Question Need Help with Windows XP reinstall/password reset

    So I've recently found an old computer in my granddad's shed and he told me I can take it because it's a school computer which he got after our local school swapped them out for newer PCs. It's a Gigabyte GA-8S650GMX/Intel Celeron 2.4GHz/256Mb DDR system. The problem is that it also has the...
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    Question It's Jammed!

    I downloaded a few ISOs from to install on my XP VMWare virtual machine because I really wanted to listen to the MIDIs on VGMusic that were made for XG actually in XG. You have heard about the elephant in the room, didn't you? (Sorry if the images are messed up, but they...
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    Question Windows XP VM can only connect to Bing

    I have a Windows XP Virtual Machine, and the only website it can connect to is Bing. I can search things fine, but if I try to connect to anything other than Bing, it doesn't connect. How can I solve this?
  35. T

    [SOLVED] Windows XP Stock Art Images

    Hi guys! I'm looking for image stocked on windows XP, i don't really know what it's called. Back then when i'm still using win XP i'd like to use the search dog thing (sorry i just don't know what it's called lol) and type image or jpg to search on entire folder and get the stock art image...
  36. Z

    Question Anyone know where the close, minimize and maximize icons are stored in Windows XP?

    I'm on a quest to make windows 10 look as close to windows xp as I possibly can, I'm having trouble locating the minimize, maximize and close button icons, anyone know where they're stored?
  37. fusionskies

    [SOLVED] 2000'S PC gaming build

    Hi everyone, I'm new to the forums so nice to be here. :) I've been wanting a retro build for the longest time, so I can re-play some games that I grew up on in the late 90's/early 2000's such as theme hospital and theme park world etc. I have just bought a pre-built system online, a Compaq...
  38. S

    Question Best GPU for Windows XP 32 bit?

    Ok I've been all over the internet trying to find the absolute best gpu option for My retro Windows XP 32 bit build. My specs "OG" Asus Maximus Formula board QX6850 processor 4GB Corsair Dominator PC2 8500 ram 750 Watt Seasonic PSU The board Is crossfire compatible, so I'd like to go the AMD...
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    Question IDE/PATA hard drive Samsung 80GB SP0822N

    Dear Tom's Hardware community! This is my first post here. I recently found my old computer from about 2004. I was very excited to turn it on and see all the files that are on the computer. I am an musician and I was hoping to find my very first songs on this PC, but unfortunately the Windows...
  40. R

    Question First a disk read error, hdd not visible at all

    So, woke up early, thought of playing something, but my hdd said no. First it crashed on windows startup from sleep mode and now nothing is helping. Tried to use the installation program, but with no results. The hdd was not visible in the startup repair in install disk. My hdd is only 3 days...