SSD is Windows XP?

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  1. Posts : 58
    Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
       #11

    You may try Win 11 to see if those games running fine. seems Win 11 has better compatibility than Win 10 in my test.

    my old XP was running Outlook Express Mail (which cannot run on Win 7 or higher) and Office97 until Google recently NOT supported Outlook Express mail due to security issue (yes, it could. but I have to take password assigned by Google for my email account on computer).
    I decided to stop OE mail use because of Google's policy. and upgraded computer to Win 11. It's found Office 97 running fine on Win 11.

    If old Office97 can run on Win 11, your old games may run too.
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  2. Posts : 161
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bits
       #12

    siliconbeaver said:
    If old Office97 can run on Win 11, your old games may run too.
    Every time there is a new version of Windows some program or game that will not work with it. In most case there is nothing you can do about it except keep an old computer around to run them. For games that depend upon 3D graphics even virtual machines won't help. Another thing to consider is whether the game of program only installs or works in 32-bit Windows. I have tried to install games in which the installer would not run on a 64-bit version of Windows.

    I have had a few games that would not work on anything above Windows XP. Eventually people figured how to create installers or drivers to get around that and allow these games to be installed and run on Windows 7 and 10.

    In some cases the Game developer released modified versions old games that run on more modern versions of Windows. Examples are Grand Theft Auto all the way back to the original version.

    You can't assume that just because one old program works on Windows 10 or 11 that other old programs will also. Every program system requirements are different. Unless you know otherwise sometime you just to try to see if an old program will work.
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  3. Posts : 451
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
    Thread Starter
       #13

    My XP computer is less hassle than trying to fiddle with getting many of those games running on anything more modern. Some are Japanese releases that relied on Applocale to function. I can barely use it for the internet anymore as the latest browsers to work on XP are still old & becoming unable to view some sites.

    I'm mainly still on 7 but I need to set my Win10 PC back up & either try to find NVidia drivers that don't crash it or get a different video card. Even web browsing is a hassle now on 7, too many games need 10, I've maxed this PC to top specs but it's not good enough anymore.
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  4. Posts : 161
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bits
       #14

    Nvidia video drivers shouldn't crash. I try to use the newest driver for the cards I have. Note the same card with different versions of Windows might have a different driver.

    What video card are you having problems with? What driver are you using with it? Also, what version of Windows?

    I have a number of Nvidia video cards. They range in age from less than 1 year to 21 years old. For the older card I keep a list of what was the last driver that was released for them. I also try to keep an archive of those drivers.
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  5. Posts : 58
    Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
       #15

    Diosoth said:
    My XP computer. I can barely use it for the internet anymore as the latest browsers to work on XP are still old & becoming unable to view some sites..
    True,
    Win XP has more and more problems to view newly-designed webs.

    a while ago, I did test Windows 7, 10 and 11. at final, my decision was to skip Windows 10. to go Win 7 if running fine or Win 11 if unable to install Win 7 (such as my Yoga Win 8.1).

    upgrading to Win 11 is easier than people thought. and Win 11 indeed running better than Win 10 (Win 11 requests less resources, saves more Available Physical Memory per my test. and smaller OS size. on same HP computer, Win 10 OS 20 GB vs. Win 11 OS 16 GB, in my test).

    Hence, if possible, I would install Win 11 than Win 10. (yes, you can install Win 11 on any computer. I even tested DDR2)
    my Win 7 is a different story. they are data computers. running data querying and processing using macro/python. If upgrade, need too much re-work to run those scripts. I tried then gave up.
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  6. Posts : 161
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bits
       #16

    You might find this useful.

    Can you install Windows XP on a SSD drive?
    Can you install Windows XP on a SSD drive? - CompuHoy.com

    In any event don't let Windows XP try to defrag your SSD! Look in the settings to make sure that is disabled. Defragging may be good for a hard drive but is bad for an SSD. SSDs by design have a limited number of writes so defragging them will shorten their life.
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  7. Posts : 58
    Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
       #17

    Thanks,

    Only weekend I have time to come over. weekdays too busy. have missed many useful posts (SIW2 is a good resource).

    After my last test, I have decided to groups computers in two: Win 7 and Win 11. disposed XP computers (unable to upgrade to Win 7/11). also made a Rule

    1. If SSD, then go Win 11 (otherwise, hardware investment is a kind of waste. also Win 11 good is for SSD defrag. super-fast)
    2. If laptop, then go Win 11 as touchpad/smart gesture driver, I2C driver, now is Win10/11 built-in. Win 7 has missed this key driver)

    Therefore desktop computers are still hybrid of Win 7 and Win 11. will keep them up awhile (really wouldn't re-work those scripts). No XP in use any more when Outlook Express Mail gone.
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  8. Posts : 9
    Windows 7
       #18

    I done this with my old machine, but not satisfied with the performance
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  9. Posts : 6,086
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #19

    siliconbeaver said:
    True,
    Win XP has more and more problems to view newly-designed webs.

    It's not entirely an OS issue. It's the limited browser you are forced to use in an old OS like XP. The browser is the software that just renders all of the code on a website. That's its chief function - to render website code. You go to a website, the browser makes a request in the form of a "GET" and the browser renders all of that code in your browser. If that website server uses code yur browser can't parse (understand) then that's the issue. Not so much the OS. But a website that may use SNI will play hell with XP I believe. I believe there are proxies to remedy that. A proxy not meant to try and "hide your IP" (proxies do a very bad job at that). This type of proxy is for layer 6 and 7 of the OSI model...


    About Windows 11 et al, in my opinion Microsoft has made the OS into a massive pile of crap. I could write several paragraphs as to why I think that is in an effort to not sound like "one of those people" or what ever the fan boys say. To be concise, they (Microsoft) want to use you as a cash cow. They want to allow ONLY their programs from their play store to be installed in your OS on YOUR PC. They want all of the control, the telemetry, the Ad revenue and analytics. They are a company after all...
    It's getting to the point you'd be better off customizing your own Linux environment with Gentoo. But not everyone knows how to do that let alone can use Linux because they are either tied to Microsoft products or it can be a real bitch to learn Linux and fix things if you're not a regular user of Linux. Type in the wrong command in terminal? Good luck reversing that crap. It ain't happening. So Microsoft knows this and people will continue taking the blue pill and paying homage to their corporate overlords.


    This is why Linux needs to be easier for the user. It is now-a-days, but if I grab a package on the Internet and want to install it I can't just double click on it like an .exe in Windows. At least not for most. If for example I find some awesomeness on Github that runs in Linux I'd like to install I'll have to run a bunch of commands to get it to work, and chances are it'll fail and now you find yourself at Stack Exchange finding an answer. Linux does already have a "play store" but I personally don't trust it for reasons... I don't even trust apt get update for God sakes. LOL (Yeah, sounds silly, but you have no idea what I know. LOL). You really want to compile from source yourself. That's why some software is called open source. You can look at the code (if you know how) and compile it yourself knowing full well what you're getting and executing. It's really on a whole new level of computing most people don't do let alone know how. It's like possessing the skills of Neo while everyone else goes about their lives working that 9 to 5 job, paying their taxes - and helping their landlady carry out their garbage..

    In the end we are "coppertops..."
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  10. Posts : 9
    Windows 7
       #20

    MisterEd said:
    You might find this useful.

    Can you install Windows XP on a SSD drive?
    Can you install Windows XP on a SSD drive? - CompuHoy.com
    In any event don't let Windows XP try to defrag your SSD! Look in the settings to make sure that is disabled. Defragging may be good for a hard drive but is bad for an SSD. SSDs by design have a limited number of writes so defragging them will shorten their life.
    How can we transfer our old Win XP OS hard drive to SSD without losing any thing
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