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Posted 26 July 2011 - 03:13 AM
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Posted 26 July 2011 - 03:47 AM
Thank you for the quick response. That's good news. You make a valid point there. I didn't even think about the drivers issue. I have a collection of various discs that have thousands of drivers that might work to hopefully get around that issue. Or else I'd be doing some searching online for them I guess. So since I can install an x86 OS on a x64 processor, does it mean I can install all x86 software on this system too?
Yes you are able to install a x86 OS on a X64 Processor. HOWEVER seeing as you're downgrading to XP i would suggest that you check to make sure that there are X86 XP drivers for the hardware that is in the PC.
Posted 26 July 2011 - 04:06 AM
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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+ System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch
Posted 26 July 2011 - 06:01 AM
Edited by strolln, 26 July 2011 - 06:05 AM.
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Posted 27 July 2011 - 12:39 AM
Hi BrendanT. I wished I could get an extended warranty, it's used but a little over a year old as it states in the craigslist post. Maybe the owner has an extended warranty on it that will transfer over to me? I haven't seen it yet but in the post, the actual model wasn't mentioned, just HP 2009m which was only for the monitor. I asked in an email and got a reply saying to google NY638AA#ABA for all the specs, so I did and I saw HP Pavilion p6203w show up on some of the links so that must be it. If you can find out anything like where to find the drivers, that would be awesome. Thanks!
Excellent! HP's are generally very good PC's i work with them everyday. Just please make sure you get an extended warranty!! With that said there should be XP drivers for the PC. If you want to give me the model i can have a look for you.
Posted 27 July 2011 - 12:50 AM
Hi killerx525, thanks for your reply. Yep, staying with XP will allow me to use all my old familiar programs that wont run on a 64bit OS. With W7, there were a lot of great improvements made that XP doesn't have but Microsoft really messed up when they made some radical changes and removed a bunch of features that I use daily with XP. I'll probably continue to use XP until the support runs out in 2014.
I would say you made a wide choice on using XP because you mentioned something about using old programs. Windows 7 64bit usually can't run some old programs like DOS.
Posted 27 July 2011 - 01:17 AM
Thanks strolln! I am so glad you mentioned that, it didn't occur to me the sata drivers would be missing from an XP install disk. I appreciate the link for the instructions to slipstream the drivers, I was just checking it out. I'm not experienced with slipstreaming so it may take a few attempts to get it right. Not only that being an issue, I have no clue as to where to get the proper sata drivers I'll need to make this disk correctly. Any chance you could point me in the right direction?
One issue you will probably need to deal with is that this machine has a SATA drive which XP does not have a driver for. That means XP won't be able to access the HDD at install time. Typically, you would hit F6 during the install to load the driver from a floppy but this machine doesn't have a floppy drive so you need to follow these instructions to "slipstream" the SATA driver onto the XP install disk.
Edited by Lee42, 27 July 2011 - 01:22 AM.
Posted 27 July 2011 - 01:40 AM
That is a great option to know about and will definitely keep it in mind! Of course I know about tinkering in the BIOS (to an extent) and I'm sure I'll be able to follow your instructions here if I can find it in the BIOS where it shows the option to change the SATA Emulation. But to be honest with you, I'm not sure how you mean to install the drivers after changing the emulation from AHCI to IDE. Did you mean by my using the slipstreamed cd that will have the sata drivers included on it? Providing I slipstream it correctly that is. Or by having the drivers on a seperate cd or thumb drive maybe? Thanks!
strolln makes a VERY good point!! Another option you have is entering the BIOS and change SATA Emulation from AHCI to IDE, then install the drivers reboot and change it back to AHCI. Alternatively you could just leave it as IDE
Posted 27 July 2011 - 05:47 AM
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