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What Happened To All The XP MBs?

Discussion in 'Building a new PC' started by Ariel Schnee, Sep 8, 2021.

  1. Ariel Schnee

    Ariel Schnee Newbie

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    I have an XP computer. It's wearing a bit thin. I want to transfer my harddrive, video card, and memory sticks over to a new one.

    I asked these professional guys who make custom computers to make me one that I could transfer my stuff to, and keep using XP. (For my old games and stuff like that now. I have a Win 7 computer for surfing the net, downloading, and etc..). They told me there was no one who could do it. They said that there were no Win XP compatible motherboards, parts, etc. that could make a computer work with XP. They told me to give up any idea of ever getting an XP computer again. And that I should stick with 7. Despite the fact that many of my old games, and stuff, won't work on anything higher than XP. They also told me to dump 7, and switch to 10. I told them "Hell no!". 10 is garbage. Worst OS ever.

    Anyway, my question... Why are there no XP compatible parts anymore? How am I supposed to get a new custom built XP computer?

    Here are my XP computer's current specs.

    Model: Acer Veriton M265

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    Control Panel > System

    System Properties

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    General

    System:
    Microsoft Windows XP
    Professional
    Verison 2002
    Service Pack 3

    Computer:
    Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU
    E7600 @ 3.06GHz
    3.06GHz, 3.00 GB of RAM
    Physical Address Extension

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    Advanced > Settings > Performance Options > Advanced

    Virtual memory 4606 MB

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    System Restore

    Off

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    Automatic Updates

    Off

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    Control Panel > Display

    Settings

    Advanced

    Adapter

    Adapter Type

    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti

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    Properties

    Driver

    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti

    Driver Provider: NIVIDIA
    Driver Date: 12/27/2010
    Driver Version: 6.14.12.6644
    Driver Signer: Not digitally signed

    Driver Details...

    NIVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti

    Driver files: C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\nv4_mini.sys

    Provider: NIVIDIA Corporation

    File version: 6.14.12.6644

    Copyright: (C) NIVIDIA Corporation. All rights reserved.

    Digital Signer: Not digitally signed

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    Adapter Information

    Chip Type: GeForce GTX 560 Ti
    DAC Type: Integrated RAMDAC
    Memory Size: 1024 MB
    Adapter String: GeForce GTX 560 Ti
    Bios Information: Version 70.24.11.00.60

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    List All Modes...

    640 by 480, High Color (16 bit), 75 Hertz

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    Control Panel > Windows Firewall

    Antivirus: Windows Firewall

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    Firewall: Windows Firewall

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    Internet: Crappy less than 1 Mbps AT&T modem

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    Control Panel > Game Controllers

    Gamepad: Logitech Dual Action F310 Gamepad

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    Control Panel > Network Connections

    Local Area Connection 2

    Properties

    General

    Connect using:

    ASIX AX88772A USB2.0 to Fast Ethernet Adapter

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  2. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    your games will work in windows 7 32bit mode not 64 bit. found that out with a customer. another customer is running some dos programs no problem with windows 7 32bit mode.
     
  3. scorpNZ

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    Leave your xp alone with it's hardware & get a new pc with the best of the hardware you can afford. Win 10 is required for later games as they won't work on win 7 ; example: Farcry 4. Other option is get a second hand pc that has the necessary drivers from the manufacturer to run xp. That said all new cpu's are multithreaded. There's no reason xp won't work fine in a virtual pc playing games. XP is pretty light & runs fine in a vpc on a dell t3400 quad core (not multi thread), 8g ram & a g-card gt1030 2gb. xp runs fine in a vpc playing myst. Haven't tried a more demanding game like crysis. However i suspect it will run fine. By the way the win 7 i have has xp mode which is microsoft virtual pc. My win 7 isn't legit, neither is win 10 *mutley laugh* MVPC is a seperate download you install & it pays to install after a new win 7 install before updating. I have it here if you want it, however it's for 64 bit versions of win 7
     

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