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November 4, 2013 8:50:06 AM

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!
November 4, 2013 9:17:04 AM

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.
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November 13, 2013 11:11:51 AM

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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November 13, 2013 11:13:42 AM

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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November 18, 2013 7:56:36 AM

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-driver...

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