It's NOT too late to buy NEW XP computer in 2023!

Discussion in 'Windows XP Hardware' started by Hunter2021, Apr 9, 2023.

  1. Hunter2021


    Feb 3, 2021
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    Unless you're OK with USED CPUs and some USED parts, it's almost impossible to build and brand new XP-certified computer in 2023. There are generic Ivy Bridge system boards available on eBay. Those are new/never used, but then you would need to buy the used parts like CPUs and possibly RAM.

    BUT, I found an even better source of brand new XP-certified computers. By XP-certified, I don't mean those machines you need to use hacks/custom drivers to get working. I mean a REAL XP machine that works with original drivers from Intel/Microsoft, etc.

    So, my SECRET SOURCE of brand new XP-certified computers in 2023:

    Aliexpress sells mini-ITX Intel i5-3317u boards. They come with built-in CPU and built-in CPU cooling fan, so no need to look for these parts. There are lots of vendors selling this machine on Aliexpress! Also, low voltage DDR3 RAM for these machines, you can also find NEW on Aliexpress. The only thing you will need is a mini-ITX PC case to house the system board, which is plentiful available everywhere!

    The downside is, you're not able to use a desktop computer discreet graphics card with these machines. BUT if you can live with integrated Intel HD4000 graphics, then you're all set!

    P.S: I forgot one important note. It's nearly impossible to install Windows XP on these machines natively because you can't connect a DVD drive to them. The work around way I found to have worked was I installed Windows XP from a laptop with DVD drive, then took out the HDD and plugged it into this machine. It will work 100% so long as you set the SATA disk controller to generic drivers (not board-specific drivers) in Device Manager. This method should also work for any desktop computer with DVD drive, use it to install XP then take out the HDD and use with this machine.
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2023
    Hunter2021, Apr 9, 2023
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