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XP Compatibility

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May 5, 2011 6:40:45 PM

I'm planning on my first build. Looking at AMD Phenom Quad or Intel i5. I'm hoping to set it up to dual boot Win7/XP. I've heard some new CPU's and/or Mobos may not be XP compatible. Is this true? What do I need to look for to be sure I can dual boot with my new system? THANKS for your help!! J

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May 5, 2011 11:22:01 PM

I've seen nothing to suggest that XP won't work on newer architectures. So I'm inclined to say it's fine.

I think Why_Me is suggesting that you just run 7 by itself. I'm sure there are also plenty of businesses running XP on new hardware because that's what their IT department has tried and tested with all the programs they need to use.
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May 6, 2011 1:30:59 AM

Thanks for your replies! So to make sure I understand: Hardware Asssisted Virtualization (HAV) only applies to running XP within Win7, but any new system should be able to run either OS independently?
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May 6, 2011 8:39:23 AM

Yeah I don't think HAV comes into play if you are using a full XP installation rather than XP emulation in Windows 7.

A XP / Windows 7 dual boot should work fine on modern hardware.
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