Windows XP Custom Throwback

Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by jamief588, Oct 12, 2018.

  1. jamief588

    jamief588 New Member

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    Hey everyone. So currently I am attempting to get all the parts to make a "computer for yesterday" out of today's parts. I would like to build a custom PC that has Windows XP Professional with the latest Service Pack before the discontinuation of support from Microsoft... I want to make what back then would've been a beast of a computer.. Something that, whenever playing the games from that time period, I have minimal issues if any at all. I already have a parts list, so if anyone could tell me if i'm headed in the right direction, it'd be much appreciated... For the CPU I have a AMD - Athlon X4 950 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor paired with a Corsair - H60 (2018) 57.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler, for the MB I have a MSI - B350M GAMING PRO Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard paired with 8GB of single channel RAM... I have a 500GB SSD... A Gigabyte - GeForce GT 1030 DDR4 2GB Video Card and a Syba - SD-PEX63034 24-bit 48 KHz Sound Card... For Ethernet I have a TP-Link - TG-3468 PCI-Express x1 1000 Mbit/s Network Adapter.. For keeping the case cool I have the Corsair - HD120 RGB 3-Pack w/Controller 54.4 CFM 120mm Fans.. Also have a 22 inch Sceptre display ...
     
  2. Agent Smith

    Agent Smith Well-Known Member

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    The drivers for the motherboard you've chosen don't support Win XP. The drivers at MSI's website for Windows 7 might work, but I have my doubts.

    I'd look at the LGA 1156 platform.

    I don't even think the GT 1030 has a XP compatible driver.
     
  3. jamief588

    jamief588 New Member

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    Thank you!
     
  4. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    You wont find drivers for the hardware and besides xp support already ended years ago.
     
  5. jamief588

    jamief588 New Member

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    Actually I can and already have found all of the drivers I need to load a fresh copy of Windows XP Professional 64 bit. As far as Windows ending support, I honestly don't care. I don't need or want support because I'm not playing anything modern and I'm not going online with it so it doesn't matter .It'll do what I want it to so thats what matters .Thank you for your reply
     
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  8. Agent Smith

    Agent Smith Well-Known Member

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    That registry hack is only meant for kiosks. So you may get an update that will break your computer.
     
  9. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

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    Possible but I imagine it's mostly just small security tweaks and nothing else. That said I wouldn't jack with it myself, just run XP normally if you're going to.
     

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