Question I want to put windows XP on my new PC

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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 but I don't know how and I want to do almost whatever it takes, I would preferably not want to spend any money unless there is no other way.
Can someone please help me do this, my discord is <Mod Edit - Personal info should be shared in a PM, not publicly>
 

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XP?
It is hard enough jst to get WIN 7 running.
Not something 5 generation old.

It can't speak to 16GB RAM, no drivers for your hardware, etc, etc....

Install a current OS Linux or Win 10, and run XP in a VM. If you can find a valid non pirated license key.
 
Nov 5, 2020
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XP?
It is hard enough jst to get WIN 7 running.
Not something 5 generation old.

It can't speak to 16GB RAM, no drivers for your hardware, etc, etc....

Install a current OS Linux or Win 10, and run XP in a VM. If you can find a valid non pirated license key.
im not trying to get a vm running, i've done that, im trying to get xp running as the main os
 
You can't get xp running baremetal on modern hardware. However, you can run it in a vm like proxmox.

If you want to run it bare metal, I think the last processor/motherboard combos that could support it natively were lga1155 and some early lga2011 and were typically pre-built workstations by HP or Dell that would have drivers.
 
It's probably worth pointing out that a lot of applications and games no longer run on XP, so even if you were to manage to get it working, it's probably going to be a poor choice for a new system running modern hardware. As far as I know, none of the current versions of major web browsers run on XP, so you would need to stick with an old version of a browser from a few years back, and that will lack recent security updates, and may not work correctly with some web sites and newer browser add-ons. Likewise, the OS itself hasn't been patched for security vulnerabilities in years, and software and newer hardware compatibility will be spotty in general. Game distribution platforms like Steam no longer support XP either. It might be okay to leave XP on an old system from back when the OS was actively supported, but for newer systems, you will likely be better off running Windows 10.

If you want to make Windows 10 look and feel a bit more like Windows XP, there are utilities that can help with that, like Open Shell, that allows you to customize the Start Menu and File Explorer to be more like the old versions. If you really don't want to spend $100+ on Windows 10, it's possible to leave the OS unactivated if you don't mind some limitations, or you may be able to find a "grey market" key for significantly less, though either option technically breaks Microsoft's terms and conditions for use of the software.

It can't speak to 16GB RAM, no drivers for your hardware, etc, etc....
I believe XP Pro x64 supports up to 128GB of RAM. Though I think driver support wasn't as good for the 64-bit version even back when it was current, since the vast majority of systems were running 32-bit XP.
 
Why do you want XP? What does XP do that even Windows 7 can't do for you?
It can actually run faster, lol. I thought I was using my fastet win7 system earlier today and it was actually just a 2600k running xp. The only thing that you can take advantage of on newer platforms is 64-bit as xp rarely had any support for that. If you can use older versions of openoffice, etc, xp runs blazingly fast. I use mine to look at pdfs all day long and with a gpu it's super-quick.
 

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Windows XP 64-bit supports large memory amounts. The newest official version is Service Pack 2.

Keep in mind though:
•Windows XP doesn’t work well with UEFI BIOS.
•XP has no TRIM option included. If you have SSDs it’s important to have this feature.
•No serious browser supports Windows XP. You’ll have to find a niche one.
•Getting working drivers for your PC will be quite an adventure. If you’ll run into errors, you’ll be on your own.

In the end: What’s the advantage of using such an old OS?
 

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