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Windows XP compatable build

I have some old software at my business that will only run on windows XP. Unfortunately it won't run correctly in xp mode on windows 7. I need to build a new computer with windows XP to replace the dying one in my office. My question is what is the best/most current hardware I can use that has XP driver support from the manufacturer? If there aren't official XP drivers is there a work around? Anyone have a suggested build? Thanks for any help!
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  1. Even though most new computer's don't come with XP drivers anymore, if you find that specific hardware name you might be able to find a similar driver on the manufacturer's website.

    It is somewhat a painful process though as I've done this before.

    What you would want to do is find out what exactly you want - then look up those computer parts on the web to see if they have XP compatible drivers.

    I know for a fact Dell OptiPlex 9010's have XP driver's as we've just deployed a whole bunch of them. Like I mentioned though you may need to do some driver hunting.

    Good luck.
  2. Chainzsaw said:
    Even though most new computer's don't come with XP drivers anymore, if you find that specific hardware name you might be able to find a similar driver on the manufacturer's website.

    It is somewhat a painful process though as I've done this before.

    What you would want to do is find out what exactly you want - then look up those computer parts on the web to see if they have XP compatible drivers.

    I know for a fact Dell OptiPlex 9010's have XP driver's as we've just deployed a whole bunch of them. Like I mentioned though you may need to do some driver hunting.

    Good luck.


    Hello again. I just received the optiplex 9010 and tried to install xp. I integrated the xp drivers from the dell support page using nlite into the install disc and everything seemed to work smoothly but when i boot into the OS it says insufficient resources and boot loops. What steps did you take to get it installed correctly on your systems? thanks for your help!
  3. Chainzsaw said:
    Even though most new computer's don't come with XP drivers anymore, if you find that specific hardware name you might be able to find a similar driver on the manufacturer's website.

    It is somewhat a painful process though as I've done this before.

    What you would want to do is find out what exactly you want - then look up those computer parts on the web to see if they have XP compatible drivers.

    I know for a fact Dell OptiPlex 9010's have XP driver's as we've just deployed a whole bunch of them. Like I mentioned though you may need to do some driver hunting.

    Good luck.


    Hello again. I just received the optiplex 9010 and tried to install xp. I integrated the xp drivers from the dell support page using nlite into the install disc and everything seemed to work smoothly but when i boot into the OS it says insufficient resources and boot loops. What steps did you take to get it installed correctly on your systems? thanks for your help!
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    Boot loops? Depends on how you are installing everything.

    Most likely it sounds like an AHCI driver issue - when you install XP - during install at the start it asks you to install AHCI drivers - F6 I believe you have to press at the start of the install.

    Take at look at this old post:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/271678-45-ahci-drivers-installing-setup
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