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Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:33 AM

Downloading xp to computer with windows 10 installed...

Finally got into this computer...thx for all the help..

https://www.democraticunderground.com/109521837

And it is still a piece of junk..I have an xp - cd from my purchase
of a gateway..06' I believe..Tried to down load it into the acer 704g..
Won't do it..can't boot it up from the bios..have never been able to
re-sequence the boot order...Should I be able to download
windows xp?
thx

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Reply Downloading xp to computer with windows 10 installed... (Original post)
Maxheader Dec 2018 OP
Dr Hobbitstein Dec 2018 #1
Maxheader Dec 2018 #2
d_r Dec 2018 #3
Dennis Donovan Dec 2018 #4
Timewas Dec 2018 #5
CentralMass Dec 2018 #6

Response to Maxheader (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:37 AM

1. If the system had Win 10, it may not be compatible with XP.

 

Or may require XP 64 bit. XP is an 18 year old OS at this time.

Regardless, if you're gonna downgrade, go with Windows 7.

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Response to Dr Hobbitstein (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:40 AM

2. Thanks for the reply...


I have no windows 7 disk...

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Response to Maxheader (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:40 AM

3. You probably

have to go to bios and set it for legacy OS. It really isn't "bios" anymore.

Hey, you probably don't want windows xp on it because they won't support that with security updates or anything.

Listen, try downloading xubuntu or lubuntu. Look at xubuntu.org it would be a lot easier and you would be happier.

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Response to Maxheader (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:52 AM

4. XP is unsupported a of 4 yrs ago, meaning MS won't have anything to do with it.

Time to move on to win10 (which is a very good OS). If you're having trouble running legacy programs on XP, you can set the executable of the program to be compatible with winXP thru windows compatibility tool. Good luck!

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Response to Maxheader (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 10:47 AM

5. Probably

No XP drivers for your newer hardware...Go with the Linux option

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Response to Maxheader (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 11:01 AM

6. Try Fedora Linux. (See link below)

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