Ethan asked in Computers & InternetSoftware · 2 months ago

How do i get windows xp fully working in 2019?

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  • What is the benefit, will it withstand virus, malware and hackers?, if so it is good for minimal users.

  • 2 months ago

    If you really need Windows XP for old applications, I suggest using VMware Workstation Player or Oracle VirtualBox and run it as a VM under Windows 10 and disable the virtual NIC on the VM. You will be able to access your local HD.

  • 2 months ago

    Oh I don’t know but you can ask your mom and get back to us

  • 2 months ago

    have less then 4GB of ram unless you get 64bit windows xp

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  • keerok
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Just install and run.

    Some programs will not run on it anymore so you'll have to find old versions of those. Some websites do not allow older versions of browsers access so that may be a problem. If you don't plan on connecting the XP computer to the internet, it will do perfectly fine.

  • 2 months ago

    As long as the machine is old enough that all device drivers are available, you can install it.

    The problems are that XP will only read add-on drivers from a floppy disc drive, and that some drivers simply do not exists for the latest motherboard chipsets.

    With patience you can get around the floppy disc restriction by either using nlite to rebuild the install disc with the required drivers included, or just use a USB floppy drive, with some machines.

    There is no way around the lack of drivers for such as the very latest Intel chipsets; they simply do not exist.

    You can still install it, but you need to use a virtual machine. I use XP for some things, as that is the only (or rather newest) version of Windows specialists software for programming various types of industrial machinery.

    On my latest laptop direct installation is impossible due to the lack of drivers, so I've installed Centos linux on that drive and created a couple of XP virtual machines.

    It works fine line that, installing and updating perfectly.

  • Dick
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    A better question is ... why would you want to drive a dinosaur in an electric car world. XP is a dinosaur !!! To my mind it's simply not worth the effort and constant incompatibilities you'll run into due to it's age.

    • Just Wondering0001
      Lv 6
      2 months agoReport

      Hi. Because the dinosaur can still run linux to play in the sandbox with the modern kids. But it has retro toys worth thousands of dollars to collectors.

  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    if you type this on the search bar it might give you directions on how to do it

  • Enigma
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    Update what you can and install a free anti-virus and firewall and a secure browser.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    What do you mean by “fully working”?

    Simply installing the newest version will work. But there is no support so you’re vulnerable to attacks

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