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Newer components with Windows XP 32-bit?

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October 7, 2012 4:48:15 AM

Hi y'all. My goal is to build a desktop PC with Windows XP 32-bit to play older games like VietCong. I don't want compatibility problems with Windows 7/compatibility mode, dual booting/virtual machine & such. Price range is about a few hundred dollars total (I have a few old components I'll use). I am going to buy LGA 775 components to match the hardware/software. But I wonder about newer components like LGA 1156, LGA 1155, or even LGA 1366, LGA 2011... basically would there be any problems at all using these newer components with Windows XP 32-bit (for older games)? Thank you

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October 7, 2012 12:26:16 PM

I don't expect it would be a problem, but it would be best to make sure each component you want actually has Windows XP drivers to download from their site.

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October 7, 2012 12:38:00 PM

There should be XP support for most modern parts today, but like Wolfshadw said simply checking each component that you consider is the best way to be sure that your system will work.
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October 7, 2012 6:25:39 PM

Thanx guys. Is there a site to check for XP support on components? I heard Microsoft will stop supporting XP in 2014.
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October 7, 2012 7:01:12 PM

You simply look at the product page of any component that you're considering buying. You should be able to check its driver support from there.
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October 14, 2012 4:19:11 AM

Best answer selected by TomsHardware fan.
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