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3 years ago#21
Lonestar2000 posted...
FYI Haswell mobos do not support XP.


what does this mean?
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3 years ago#22
There are no XP drivers for Haswell boards. It is a dead operating system next year.
3 years ago#23
Well I dont have a Haswell board
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3 years ago#24
Rexdragon125 posted...
There are no XP drivers for Haswell boards. It is a dead operating system next year.


so say you were to install xp on a haswell board... does this mean you wouldn't be able to update or install anything(audio and network)?

what about manual drivers downloaded online?
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3 years ago#25
If you have you Windows 7 disk you can use that to easily put the Windows 7 MBR and boot manager back onto the HDD, no format required.
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3 years ago#26
mrCube posted...
If you have you Windows 7 disk you can use that to easily put the Windows 7 MBR and boot manager back onto the HDD, no format required.


Or just use the repair feature on the disc.
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3 years ago#27
So WyzeGuy. I downloaded GRUB 2 (as its called now) and I have no Idea how to use the thing. I cant figure out if its bootable or what. There no EXE file and I see no indication of any boot files either. I'm stumped.
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3 years ago#28
Fade2black001 posted...
mrCube posted...
If you have you Windows 7 disk you can use that to easily put the Windows 7 MBR and boot manager back onto the HDD, no format required.


Or just use the repair feature on the disc.


Which does exactly that
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