Can the I5-6300HQ support Win XP?

Discussion in 'Windows XP Hardware' started by dtref, Dec 20, 2019.

  1. dtref


    Dec 19, 2019
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    My question is: Can the Intel I5-6300HQ chip set, which has Skylake architecture, support the installation of the Windows XP – 32 bit OS?

    I have searched the Internet for a definitive answer to my question and not found one. The literature I have found says that the I5-6300HQ can support Windows 7 – 32 bit. However, nowhere have I found any mention of Windows XP.

    The I5-6300HQ was launched in the third quarter of 2015. Microsoft support for Windows XP ended on 08-Apr-2014. However, support for Windows 7 does not end until January, 2020. Since Win XP and Win 7 are not dissimilar, is the failure to mention Win XP in I5-6300HQ literature a) proof that the chip set cannot support Win XP or b) a reflection of the assumption that no one who owns an I5-6300HQ chip set would care whether the chip set could support Win XP?

    Thank you for any help on this question.
    dtref, Dec 20, 2019
  2. dtref


    Aug 12, 2019
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    I remember hearing that Skylake wasn't supposed to work on anything except Windows 10, but this was since backtracked. And Windows 7/8.1 does have support but it's continued chip compatibility has been frozen.

    Given that not even Vista would have compatibility, XP would have no chance.

    tingspace, Dec 22, 2019
  3. dtref


    Oct 23, 2019
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    I think the only way to find out would be to integrate a modded acpi.sys and Fernando's SATA drivers into an XP ISO, put it on a USB with Yumi, and try to install it. XP boots just fine on my i7-8700k rig with this strategy, which is Coffee Lake and several generations newer than your chip. However, your processor appears to be a laptop CPU, which might cause some issues as I've personally had issues with XP hanging on the splash screen upon booting from a modern laptop.
    Merplop, Dec 27, 2019
  4. dtref

    flavallee Guest

    The Intel Core i5-6300HQ is a 6th generation processor, so I doubt that Windows XP SP3 32-bit will install in it.

    I've had good success with installing it in 3rd generation and legacy Intel processors.
    flavallee, Feb 25, 2020
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