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Benisaacs95 5 days ago

I wanna put together a budget build to play Windows XP games that aren’t compatible with later Windows

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/MTWJdX

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ImperiousBattlestar 4 points 5 days ago

WinXP isn't supported by newer chips, you'll have to use a virtual machine, if you want to use that OS on the listed machine

Zowayix 1 Build 4 points 5 days ago

Sure about that one? https://www.reddit.com/r/Amd/comments/7s5u32/experiment_windows_xp_amd_ryzen_1700x_by_remarc/

Sounds like someone has indeed, for one reason or another, installed XP on a machine with a newer CPU.

The whole debacle about Windows 7 and newer CPUs was about updates, but you won't get updates for XP anyway.

The real issue is going to be drivers for everything else, particularly graphics. I don't think RX 580 would work because the last drivers available for XP would be too old to support it.

ImperiousBattlestar 1 point 5 days ago

I don’t know what that guy has done, but since there was some hackery needed to get Win7 working on AM4, it doesn’t seem likely that putting XP on an AM4 chip is likely.

eesti 1 point 4 days ago

a used GTX 680 could work

Warlock 2 points 5 days ago

Will Windows XP be able to be installed on this build

No.

DaMysteryMan 1 Build 1 point 5 days ago

You have to use older CPUs in order to run windows XP, an i5 2400 would be a good choice.

pegotico 2 Builds 1 point 5 days ago

Like recommended by Imperiousbattlestar, Just use a virtual machine.

Hunter844 1 Build 1 point 4 days ago

Unless the purpose is for gaming which then takes you into the QEMU+libvirt+lookingglass with pci pass through rabbit hole.

firedrakes 1 Build 1 point 3 days ago

even vm can be tricky on some games thru xp vm.

pegotico 2 Builds 1 point 3 days ago

I would imagine... but I've use it only to install older applications.

firedrakes 1 Build 1 point 3 days ago

i tried to run a game. and finale found out if the cpu is running more then 8 cores. it wont run. even in vm

pegotico 2 Builds 1 point 2 days ago

What game are you trying to run?

firedrakes 1 Build 1 point 2 days ago

dawn of war 2 games. also 1 of the dirts to.