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Can Windows XP be Installed on Intel Sandy Bridge CPU/Motherboards

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posted on Sep, 20 2014 @ 04:40 PM
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I have an AMD Athlon +3200 single core cpu with ATI480 motherboard from 2007 wih 2gb ram..It works awesome.It has windows xp professional with sp3.

On a second hard drive on the same box i have windows 7. It works fine although I don't like it /use it very often when I boot the pc up.

I want to buy a quad core pc to replace the single core. After much research I have decided to go for a Intel cpu/processors.

I am going to buy a new pc and after doing much research have settled on an Intel cpu and the question is Would there be any issues with running Windows XP with a Intel Sandy Bridge processor?


Specifically a quad core i5-2500K processor which after much research seems to be very good in price and performance.

Has anyone here installed xp on a intel sandy bridge cpu/motherboard and what were the results?

I have asked other people but they keep going on and on that I should use windows 7 & 8 even after I told them i want xp to be the main system.

Some people say it is impossible to install xp on sandy bridge cpu/motherboard.

Also the motherboard should also have 1 IDE hard drive drive connector to allow an older pata as a secondary drive.



edit on 20-9-2014 by championoftruth because: (no reason given)




posted on Sep, 20 2014 @ 05:05 PM
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a reply to: championoftruth

I don't see a problem because at one time I was booting xp to my i7-2600k. It wasn't the system I was running full time I was just pulling the info off an old hard drive.

Question are you going to be building your next computer or are you buying a fully built one from somewhere just out of curiosity.



posted on Sep, 20 2014 @ 05:10 PM
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a reply to: championoftruth

XP doesn`t get any security updates anymore, why stick with it ?

The reason why W7 isn`t all that quick with you is because of lack of Ram, 2GB is good enough for XP, but not for W7.

Get 8GB of ram and W7 & W8 will be blazing fast paired with i5-2500K, absolutely no need to stick with XP...W7 & W8 is really much more stable, XP has been patched over and over again and isn`t that great.

So I would first try W7 or W8 if I was you.

There is XP64 bit which you can use, but I really don`t see why ?



posted on Sep, 20 2014 @ 05:12 PM
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Don't use XP. Those people going on and on wasting your time are trying to keep you safe. XP is a very hackable OS now and no more updates just means that people are going to find more and more holes to exploit. If you use your PC for anything important you will be hacked and you will be sad in the end.

If you MUST use XP, then use XP Mode in Windows 7. It's available for free with Professional, Enterprise, or Ultimate. No you will not be protected but if you have stuff that NEEDS XP to function that is an alternative. If you don't care what other people say then just install it and move on. If you don't have a UEFI BIOS you should be fine (I have a 2600K Core i7 and dual boot windows XP (Diablo, Diablo II, AoE, Red Alert)). I have not tried to install XP on a UEFI system.

EDIT: XP MODE
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posted on Sep, 20 2014 @ 06:04 PM
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originally posted by: Grimpachi
a reply to: championoftruth

I don't see a problem because at one time I was booting xp to my i7-2600k. It wasn't the system I was running full time I was just pulling the info off an old hard drive.

Question are you going to be building your next computer or are you buying a fully built one from somewhere just out of curiosity.


i am going to buy a desktop unit without an existing o/s or even it has an existing o/s replace it with win xp.

the win xp i have is very special and has been improved by enthusiasts and is very trouble free.

i have win 7 but it so DULL and a pain to use with it's stupid bread crumb explorer.everything takes 3 times as long.its awful dull fonts in the frames.everything is difficult to change or improve.poor legibility.i tried it for 2 weeks .it was painful.



posted on Sep, 20 2014 @ 06:07 PM
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a reply to: BornAgainAlien

i don't care about security and in any case i have not a virus attack for years.it's mostly people going to dodgy porn sites
or people who click without thinking.i have win 7 and it's awful.

the question is can xp be installed on a sandy bridge i5 2500k processor & motherboard.

has anyone done it?



posted on Sep, 20 2014 @ 06:10 PM
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a reply to: rockn82

i don't understand you.did you manage to install xp on your sandy bridge system? did you have problems?

i don't know anything about UEFI.



posted on Sep, 20 2014 @ 06:15 PM
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a reply to: championoftruth

As mentioned before you need more ram for windows 7 to make it run smooth. Though I am pretty sure you can run XP on an upgraded i5-2500k you could even overclock though I think it will have more to do with which motherboard you run and if it supports 32 or 64 bit.



posted on Sep, 20 2014 @ 06:22 PM
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a reply to: championoftruth

Ohhhhh...one of those 'special' XP disks...




posted on Sep, 20 2014 @ 06:26 PM
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a reply to: rockn82

I beg to differ on the XP security updates.

95% of bank ATMs face end of security support
money.cnn.com...


Major banks are now cutting special deals with Microsoft to extend life support for their Windows XP machines while they replace their fleet of ATMs. JPMorgan (JPM) bought a one-year extension of service and plans to start upgrading ATMs to Windows 7 at Chase banks in July. Citibank (C) and Wells Fargo (WFC) said they're also upgrading ATMs, but they wouldn't provide details about their plans. Bank of America (BAC) did not respond to requests for comment.


And I don't think all the ObamaMachines...I mean hospital computers, have left XP.



posted on Sep, 20 2014 @ 07:03 PM
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originally posted by: championoftruth
a reply to: rockn82

i don't understand you.did you manage to install xp on your sandy bridge system? did you have problems?

i don't know anything about UEFI.


Yes I have installed XP on a sandy bridge. That said; I'm not trying to be mean here or spiteful or anything of that sort, but you need to spend some time reading up what you want to do before you do it. It takes literally 30 seconds after you connect a computer to the internet for you to receive your first malicious port scan; 5 minutes maximum. Security should be a thing for you as everybody on the internet gets attacked by bot scanners that probe for holes, NOT just porn surfers. If you are unsure about what a dual boot is, google it up. You may find it helpful for your interests as well. If you're using XP becuse its free from a friend, you have a hacked copy or any other reason relating to you not wanting to spend money on a copy of 7; just don't do it. Windows XP was great in it's day, but that day has passed and not upgrading is just setting yourself up for failure.

Have fun!



posted on Sep, 20 2014 @ 07:18 PM
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a reply to: championoftruth

I already gave you an answer about you need to use XP 64bit.

But why should you listen about W7 being way more stable and faster by someone who has been using it for 4 years and who builds, fixes and installs computers for others...and guess what...

No one complaints about what I have done with their computers, and I all let them switch to W7 in the last couple of years.

Get enough RAM, and try W7 or W8, and after short period of getting used to it...you will realize you were wrong about it.
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posted on Sep, 20 2014 @ 07:36 PM
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originally posted by: TerrorAlertRed
a reply to: rockn82

I beg to differ on the XP security updates.

95% of bank ATMs face end of security support
money.cnn.com...


Major banks are now cutting special deals with Microsoft to extend life support for their Windows XP machines while they replace their fleet of ATMs. JPMorgan (JPM) bought a one-year extension of service and plans to start upgrading ATMs to Windows 7 at Chase banks in July. Citibank (C) and Wells Fargo (WFC) said they're also upgrading ATMs, but they wouldn't provide details about their plans. Bank of America (BAC) did not respond to requests for comment.


And I don't think all the ObamaMachines...I mean hospital computers, have left XP.


I'm not going to argue with you. I work in IT and my employer still has machines running XP. Not because they want to but because the software has not been updated to work correctly with UAC. They are stuck with XP until work arounds are found or software is updated. Windows XP is not secure. The longer people use it the more breaches you will hear about. XP is like 14 year's old. With the speed technology has moved it crazy to think an OS 14 years old is safe. I personally have a couple zero days for it.
In regards to the atms... Do you think that regular people are going to be getting the security updates that Microsoft puts out special for big corporations that refuse to update? NO. The only way you'll see them is if you pay a lot more than what a license for 7 or 8.1 costs.



posted on Sep, 20 2014 @ 08:14 PM
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There really are no benefits I can see in buying a well-specced modern PC and bogging it down with an antediluvian OS. There are ways of making Windows 7 look and function like XP, as discussed here: answers.microsoft.com...

But I have a feeling this goes beyond what's 'rational'. I guess it's your choice and if it gives you pleasure, why not?



posted on Sep, 20 2014 @ 10:19 PM
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new hardware, old OS. Lets find drivers for an unsupported OS.

Even in its prime, driver support for XP was iffy. I had more luck with variants of ubuntu having support.

Id go with 7 and fix it. but swings and roundabouts..



posted on Sep, 20 2014 @ 11:44 PM
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Linux Mint KDE would be my OS of choice, it's free, secure and sweet. I would not want to be online with xp, as others have mentioned it's to easy to hack.



posted on Sep, 21 2014 @ 04:18 AM
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originally posted by: TerrorAlertRed
a reply to: championoftruth

Ohhhhh...one of those 'special' XP disks...



it's called Winborg.It's awesome.



posted on Sep, 21 2014 @ 04:19 AM
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originally posted by: rockn82

originally posted by: championoftruth
a reply to: rockn82

i don't understand you.did you manage to install xp on your sandy bridge system? did you have problems?

i don't know anything about UEFI.


Yes I have installed XP on a sandy bridge. That said; I'm not trying to be mean here or spiteful or anything of that sort, but you need to spend some time reading up what you want to do before you do it. It takes literally 30 seconds after you connect a computer to the internet for you to receive your first malicious port scan; 5 minutes maximum. Security should be a thing for you as everybody on the internet gets attacked by bot scanners that probe for holes, NOT just porn surfers. If you are unsure about what a dual boot is, google it up. You may find it helpful for your interests as well. If you're using XP becuse its free from a friend, you have a hacked copy or any other reason relating to you not wanting to spend money on a copy of 7; just don't do it. Windows XP was great in it's day, but that day has passed and not upgrading is just setting yourself up for failure.

Have fun!


Which motherboard did you use and which intel cpu was it?

did you have any problems installing it?

how did it run.was it smooth? was it fast?

any problems?



posted on Sep, 21 2014 @ 04:21 AM
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originally posted by: AlaskanDad
Linux Mint KDE would be my OS of choice, it's free, secure and sweet. I would not want to be online with xp, as others have mentioned it's to easy to hack.


i tried Linux Mint.I found the interface horrible.the large fonts in everything.the in your face fonts.a very busy gui.poor documentation.poor software.



posted on Sep, 21 2014 @ 04:25 AM
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a reply to: rockn82

my employer also runs xp.one section evens runs win2000 for a document scanner !

all this microsoft sponsored scare tactics to line their pockets.

many people us it.

did you know 2 years ago i used to windows me.it was awesome.but trouble with the latest flash player in youtube and i went to xp.xp was rubbish slow and sullen and tended to degrade with usage but i discovered a special xp called winborg which is awesome.



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