Okay, I heard thru friends that work at Gateway that WindowsXP home or pro will not run on any AMD processors (Athlon or Duron). There seem to be a lot of compatibility issues. Is this true? Thanks for the info!!
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October 18, 2001 10:18:56 AM
That really sounds obvious.. and thats probably why microsoft and AMD are promoting XP together..
Dont believe everything you hear.
---- Owner of the only Dell computer with an AMD chip
If it was AMD Incompatible than its also Intel Incompatible....
it's called x86..
Remember the days of Windows 95 ??
Well if u had an AMD K6 MMX CPU in would read it as being a Pentium(r) Processor under Windows System....
and it wasnt intel, but nevertheless, its x86....same instructions etc. so it cant just be INCOMPATIBLE unless they purposely wrote code that an Athlon ro Duron cannot execute which they would NOT do....especially considering Computer Companies like Compaq etc. sell system with the Duron/Athlon Processors WITH Windows XP, same with all the local shops in my area........
My <font color=red> Z28 </font color=red> can take your <font color=blue> P4 </font color=blue> off the line!
October 18, 2001 3:08:13 PM
Different processors may have different errata. You're right in theory, but it isn't always that simple.