Want to install XP Pro over 10

Discussion in 'Windows XP Installation and Setup' started by DarryljustDarryl, Sep 17, 2023.

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    DarryljustDarryl

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    SO.. I'm new here.. Hello everyone and thanks for having me. I will get right to it. I am a die hard XP Pro person out of necessity. I run an old version of solidworks (2007) and use it a lot. The newer versions are very expensive . I have a very old lap top ( Dell Inspirion 1300) that I run a legit XP OS but it is starting to give me problems and I'm afraid that its going to crash on me soon.
    PROBLEM: can I purchase a newer PC with windows 10 on it and install my XP on it. I don't ever have this laptop on the internet and the only thing I use it for is for running Solidworks. Thanks in advance... DD
     
    DarryljustDarryl, Sep 17, 2023
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    tekkaman

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    You can't install XP on new laptops. Most likely you'll get acpi errors and setup won't even run. Only 2 things you can do:
    1- Buy another used laptop that can run XP. Manufactured from 2001 to 2012
    2- Use VirtualBox to run XP inside Windows 10 virtually.
     
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    cleverscreenname

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    You'll have issues if the computer is UEFI only, but another poster just accomplished it in this forum and wrote about it. Drivers could be a lot of searching, unless you download a one-size-fits-all driverpack, such as the ones at website driverpack.io
     
    cleverscreenname, Dec 3, 2023
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