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    Default Loading XP pro

    Hi all,

    I am going to buy an ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Motherboard.
    I would like to load the original release of XP pro [32bit].

    Will this load OK or does it need XP including SP 1,2,or 3 included as some new boards require.

    Thanks,
    Lyn.

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    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."

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    Default Re: Loading XP pro

    Thank you for your reply,
    Sorry, I should have explained things better.
    I use W7 Pro 64-bit myself.
    I am rebuilding my friend's computer that just fried the motherboard. He can not afford nor does he want W7 and is happy with his XP compatible software.
    I could Slipstream his XP Pro with SP2, would that work?

    Lyn.

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    According to the boards manual it apparently supports XP w/SP2. If you are slipstreaming XP Pro with service packs you might as well go ahead and slipstream SP3 to craft your "custom" install diisk.
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    SaphireX,Will do.BTW, I followed up on cooking the motherboard, found lots of references to it.It will be after Christmas now before I get to it. I'll bake the board first and see what happens.Even if it works, I will most probably get the new board. The cooking trick does not seem to be a permanent fix.Thankyou for your help,Lyn.

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    Default Re: Loading XP pro

    you might be fine using the original xp disc,then windows update should find/download the sp packs for you,ive never had any trouble with xp and x58 mb,xp is still a good solid os though
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    Default Re: Loading XP pro

    Hi Lyn,

    Please note that Microsoft Windows XP Pre-Service Pack has been unsupported for quite some time. Support for Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1was retired as of October 10th, 2006 as can be found within the Windows Lifecycle Fact Sheet.

    Also, Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3 Support will be ending April 8th, 2014. More information on why support is ending, what end of support means to customers and how Microsoft will help customers can be found here.

    As another member of the forum suggested, you may want to consider installing Windows 7 as Windows 7 has been out for quite some time now. In comparison to Microsoft Windows XP, Windows 7 offers improved security, greater performance, desired efficiency and simplicity. To learn more about Windows 7, click here.

    Should you still need to run Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate editions even offer a virtualized environment solution known as Windows XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC for those who wish to run multiple Windows Environments.

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    Default Re: Loading XP pro

    Thanks for your update Jessica, I am aware of what you wrote. I use W7 myself.


    As I said earlier in this thread, this is for my friend who wants his XP back and will not buy W7 at this time. However, I will show him your post as it does make sense.


    My original question for this thread was. What version of XP Pro will the ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 motherboard load?, the original or does it need SP2 or 3 included. I have the original XP disc, and SP2 on my hard drive. I could Slipstream SP2 if required.


    I can't try it and see as I have not yet received the board.


    SaphireX thinks that XP w/SP2 will do the job. I just wanted to be sure.


    Regards,


    Lyn.

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    Try original xp disc first,you might be ok,as for xp mode in windows 7 please note you won't be able to play any games in the virtual environment,only basic stuff,so please dont write off xp too soon
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    Default Re: Loading XP pro

    Quote Originally Posted by wazza300 View Post
    Try original xp disc first,you might be ok,as for xp mode in windows 7 please note you won't be able to play any games in the virtual environment,only basic stuff,so please dont write off xp too soon
    I'll do that as soon as the board arrives.

    Cheers,
    Lyn

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