Hi folks, new member here
Been using XP happily for years; never wanted to 'upgrade', many old software applications installed
Recently disaster struck when the Mainboard (or CPU) died
No problem, I thought, computer could do with a bit of a speed up anyway
After some web searching discovered that my current cpu/mainboard combo is no longer available anyway (understandable), so looked into new kit. Found the mainboard that looked right regards to number of ports, correct DIMM type, USB 3, etc..
This is an MSI board with FM2 socket, so picked a modern CPU to go in it (AMD)
When the gear arrived in the post, I decided to check the mainboard CD to see what chipset drivers were supplied, etc, etc, but discovered that the support was for Windows 7 and upwards - no XP!
This started alarm bells ringing and after more web searching it seems that my new CPU (AMD A6 7400K) doesn't support XP either!
I guess my point is that if your old computer needs fixing or even replacing, the new stuff won't ALLOW you to keep Windows XP. Not only are Microsoft pushing you out (and now Google Chrome) but mainboard and CPU manufacturers seem to be doing the same thing by not providing XP drivers for their hardware.
You might even need to buy new software applications as well!
Any body got any similar experiences?
I am currently talking to my component vendor to see if there is any older kit still available that I can swap with them.