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Mobo XP Compatibility

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by medallion, Jan 21, 2007.

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  1. medallion

    medallion Thread Starter

    Jun 28, 2001
    Can anyone tell me offhand which socket A motherboards
    are incompatible with Windows XP?? What is it about those
    boards that makes them unable to run XP?

    Tired of ME,
  2. cwby74


    Jan 25, 2007
    Windows Xp. I have not heard of a motherboard that is incompatible to windows xp Windows Xp being the operating system installs on the hard drive therefore not being affected by the motherboard unless the bios doesnt have the required drivers. which can always be updated. Is this answer the question if not you might want to give a little bit more input in what your needing.
  3. Tumbleweed36


    Feb 13, 2004

    I have to agree here. It is not the board, but things like not enough memory, not a large enough hard drive (for very old computers), etc. Therefore, the motherboard not permitting you to install XP is kind of a myth. Give it a go if you have enough memory and it should be fine. (please note: XP takes a lot of resources, so if you have a slow CPU, it might seem slower than the older OS since it has to load more items upon startup)
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