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XP on newer hardware?

Discussion in 'Building a new PC' started by nintenut, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. nintenut

    nintenut Regular member

    Dec 12, 2006
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    Hey, I've been meaning to get into this project for a while now, but only now have been able to afford the parts.

    My one concern right now is availability of drivers for XP with more recently released hardware. I'm primarily a gamer, so I'm a bit afraid of Vista. I've heard all sorts of horror stories about compatibility with older games, among other things.

    So, I suppose my questions are:

    Where can I get drivers for XP, if they exist?

    Is Vista really that bad for gaming?

    Many thanks.
  2. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

    Mar 4, 2004
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    As long as you don't just buy a prebuilt PC off the shelf, there are no issues getting drivers for XP, if anything the situation is still in XP's favour. If you buy a prebuilt system though, you may encounter issues trying to get drivers for the chipset, or especially for any add-in cards used other than graphics.

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