ncmark wrote on 2021-06-11, 20:31:
Just thinking here. I have a copy of Windows XP running on an A7v400 (or was it the 600?) It sat in the closet for a long time; […]
Just thinking here. I have a copy of Windows XP running on an A7v400 (or was it the 600?) It sat in the closet for a long time; then for the longest time I wiped and reinstalled every 30 days rather than activate it - I didn't want to "commit" that copy of windows XP to that hardware.
I would like to keep XP but I keep thinking about better hardware. I would want intel for sure, something more modern, like with real SATA ports so I an use a newer hard drive. Also, something where I could use a fanless heatpipe cooler would be a huge plus. If I could get something like that for socket A I would but it doesn't seem like it exists.
That was actually the last system I built; am not at all up on the latest boards. (I know, I wouldn't be getting a "latest" board but I could get something newer). I have browsed ebay for a long time, gravitated towards something like p5k or p5ql.
Any suggestions? Or just forget it / not worth it?
Integrate driverpacks you got hardware support for tech up to 2014.
Same goes for 2000 if anyone wants to use that but no exfat on them.
Use nlite to integrate an unofficial post sp3 update packs (excluding pos for pentium III below compatability)
You have post xp sp3 with every textmode driver for SCSI SATA RAID PATA, GPU ,LAN, WIFI, BLUETOOTH ,CAMERA ,etc
a little slower to install but no install wizards after for dot net dirext x etc
If anything make the 30 day ritual more deluxe
I have posted a retail and a home version on archive couple years ago but they are tollerated that I don't share keys, or bundle hacks and mods.
So the best way to share is vanilla codebase, no keys, no hacks and advise against online use without virtual machine.
If activation is 100% dead I will consider a corporate post of home and pro but without keys.
oem backups are the go though but i hate oem style cooking without its matched pc. Its a pain.
I would like to see a pack for windows xp from microsoft that will disable internet support explicitly and keep LAN stuff working basically remove internet stack so as to keep the retro door open but keep the nasties out unless in a virtual machine that is qualified to integrate the stack from the host. I mean lets face it apart from FTP AND IRC internet is too heavy for xp browser with kernelex it has issues. FPROT goes out of support this year owners say they only want buisness customers for other services, apart from clam av they are the last option for virus protection but spubot 1 is still up. Spybot anti malware isn't good enough anymore because I have been hijacked with it. IPV6 is the initial release they didn't make a final release for its support on xp built in wifi control is on XP X64
At least there is mirc versions that don't expire once a year 🤣
Unlike media player for win2k and win 9x; xp mplayer 11 supports 320k mp3 ripping.