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W2k video drivers for current video cards?

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April 14, 2010 11:11:36 PM

Hi,

I hope to build a desktop system with current hardware intended to multi-boot
Win7 and W2k sp4.

Does anyone have info on usable W2k video drivers for current video cards?
Any/all info much appreciated.

Puddin'
a c 1316 U Graphics card
a b \ Driver
April 14, 2010 11:26:09 PM

I don't think they have them. What you can try is XP drivers since it is built on the win NT core.
April 15, 2010 1:54:28 AM

rolli59 said:
I don't think they have them. What you can try is XP drivers since it is built on the win NT core.

Methinks you lack definitive information on the subject.

Perhaps someone else with the forum has sought and found similar programs. If so, I doubt that they would mind sharing a bit of their experience and info.

Cheers,
Puddin'
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April 15, 2010 2:53:40 AM

Why don't you just run Win2K on a virtual computer in Win7?
a c 1316 U Graphics card
a b \ Driver
April 15, 2010 4:40:36 AM

Pudding_Man said:
Methinks you lack definitive information on the subject.

Perhaps someone else with the forum has sought and found similar programs. If so, I doubt that they would mind sharing a bit of their experience and info.

Cheers,
Puddin'

ATI stopped releasing drivers for windows 2000 after X800 model since then we have had 5 generations. Last 2000 driver was http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/radeonx-2k....
Nvidia stopped releasing drivers for windows 2000 after 7xxx series since then we have had 4 generations. Last 2000 driver was http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_2k_94.24_2.html (notice how they have the same driver for 2000 and XP)
Very few people are still running Win2000 (mostly on old hardware) because it evolved into XP.
April 15, 2010 4:11:09 PM

marcellis22 said:
Why don't you just run Win2K on a virtual computer in Win7?

This was discussed in thread "Software Conundrum, Clarkdale" on alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt.

I view it as a last resort due to problems with emulation on current hardware (i.e. i5-650).

P
April 15, 2010 7:49:05 PM

rolli59 said:
ATI stopped releasing drivers for windows 2000 after X800 model since then we have had 5 generations. Last 2000 driver was http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/radeonx-2k....
Nvidia stopped releasing drivers for windows 2000 after 7xxx series since then we have had 4 generations. Last 2000 driver was http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_2k_94.24_2.html (notice how they have the same driver for 2000 and XP)
Very few people are still running Win2000 (mostly on old hardware) because it evolved into XP.

Thanks. In particular, the NVIDIA info may save me considerable time/trouble.

What might be your opinion of the prospect of using the following card on a good P55 board:

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I suspect there are some newer "XP" video drivers which will work well with W2k sp4 but are not officially supported. If anyone has info on such, it would be much appreciated.

Prost,
P
a c 1316 U Graphics card
a b \ Driver
April 15, 2010 9:20:12 PM

The card will work!
April 16, 2010 2:57:14 AM

rolli59 said:
The card will work!

Yes, but *how well* might it work?

Video cards and associated chipsets are not my strong suit. Your opinion is solicited.

Aside from gaming performance, 3D, and other more exotic uses, what is your rational expectation for video quality with the following card on a good P55 board:

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

when used for such as any/all manner of Email, browser/Flash, editor, usenet client, Adobe reader, other programs, etc etc)?

Thanks,
P
a c 1316 U Graphics card
a b \ Driver
April 16, 2010 8:32:24 PM

It is not a gaming card but will handle all office work and internet browsing well.
April 17, 2010 3:23:29 AM

rolli59 said:
It is not a gaming card but will handle all office work and internet browsing well.

Your help with these issues is very much appreciated!

Salud,
Puddin'
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