Re: Loading XP pro
I don't think the board will support the ancient and almost defunct Windows XP pre-SP1. In my opinon you would be better served by installing Win7 Pro 64-bit or Win7 Ultimate 64 since you could use the "virtual OS features of Win7 to run programs that were designed for Windows XP on computers running Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, or Ultimate editions." "Windows XP Mode works in two ways—both as a virtual operating system and as a way to open programs within Windows 7. Windows XP Mode runs in a separate window on the Windows 7 desktop, much like a program, except it's a fully functional version of Windows XP. In Windows XP Mode, you can access your physical computer's CD/DVD drive, install programs, save files, and perform other tasks as if you were using a computer running Windows XP. When you install a program in Windows XP Mode, the program appears in both the Windows XP Mode list of programs and in the Windows 7 list of programs, so you can open the program directly from Windows 7."
just my 2-cents
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