General discussion

xp with new system

how can you tell which motherboard or cpu would be compatible with xp when building a system for the first time.

Discussion is locked
Reply to: xp with new system
PLEASE NOTE: Do not post advertisements, offensive materials, profanity, or personal attacks. Please remember to be considerate of other members. If you are new to the CNET Forums, please read our CNET Forums FAQ. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Reporting: xp with new system
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
- Collapse -
The first thing I'd do

is check their web site for the board and drivers listed for it. Drivers will specify what OS they are for. It's a good bet that, if any are for XP, the whole board is XP compatible.

- Collapse -
Look at...

IMHO, most new mtrbds. now being offered are still going to be XP compatible. The cpu will follow with the mtrbd. Its going to be a problem roughly in another 2-3 yrs. yet. While you can certainly still make a XP based system, the current OS is Vista which will be supplanted by Win7. Don't get too stuck on XP, because if you have upgrade later or move on beause of s/w issues, then your then current XP system may not be all that ready to do so. Regardless, as the other poster offered, visit the mtrbd. support website for availability of XP drivers and such as this is a telling sign of support now and hopefully later.

tada -----Willy Happy

CNET Forums