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can i install window xp in i3?

ashish bhatnagar

Joined: Jun 17, 2011
Posts: 3
hi all,
recently i purchased new dektop which have i3 process.. but i want to install window xp in my new desktop .. can i install xp in i3??
please tell me.
Help me waiting for your replies...

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Campbell Ritchie

Joined: Oct 13, 2005
Posts: 40545
I think you will have to Google for it. I did and found several hits.
Peter Johnson

Joined: May 14, 2008
Posts: 5846

Yes, XP will run on an i3. And now for the caveats:

a) You will need the XP installation media and a valid Product ID for it. Which means that you will need a retail copy of XP. Transferring a Product ID from an OEM version of XP (that is, from an XP that came with another machine you or someone else might have purchased) is not legal, such licenses are valid only on the hardware that came with XP.

b) If your machine has more that 4GB or RAM, you'll need the 64-bit version of XP to make use of all the memory. You can run the 32-bit version, but you will see only about 3.5GB of the RAM.

c) You will have to do a search as to whether there are XP drivers for your hardware. In general, XP will run fine with the i3, your hard drive (assuming it has a fairly standard serial IDE controller), your hard-line network card, and basic video functionality (that is, 640x480 and 800x600 screen resolution). Any addition capabilities (wifi card, full video capability, etc) will require drivers. Fortunately, you say you have a desktop, so the parts might be somewhat standard and XP drivers might be available for them. XP Windows Update might even find a few such drivers, though getting the drivers from the manufacturer's web site would be better.

Having said all of that, my recommendation is to stick with the OS you have (probably Win 7), install a VM server, such as VirtualBox, and create an XP virtual machine.

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ashish bhatnagar

Joined: Jun 17, 2011
Posts: 3
yes i have 4 gb ram.. but i dont know why in middle of installation my system showing error..
Amit Ghorpade

Joined: Jun 06, 2007
Posts: 2745

What error is it? Any specific driver missing or something? Because not all RAID drivers come in the XP installation media, at times you need to provide them separately.

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