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EVGA X299 DARK & Windows XP, any real experience?

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EVGA announced legacy Windows XP support for their X299 DARK motherboard, any real life experience and thoughts on this?

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No ACPI support for Xp so far, which is a shame as the board has better compatibility with short trace PCB memory sticks than the likes of Asus Apex boards (any of them).  Also no RTL/IOL options when KBL-X is installed.

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Here's EVGA answer - Windows XP only has limited Support for Benchmarking purposes. It will not support XP as a fully functional OS. It only has drivers, built into the board for the ASMedia SATA controller. There are no other specific drivers available for XP, as a majority of the board functions will not work with XP. To run Windows XP, you will need to put the board into Legacy mode...hmmO.o

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Not sure what they mean by "legacy mode" aside from a boot option (versus UEFI boot).  No one is expecting full XP support but they could at least add ACPI support since using XP for benching is practically useless without it.

Edited by sabishiihito

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What about Win7 32 bit, did you try it?

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Haven't tried Win 7 32-bit but I don't doubt it would work.

 

[EDIT]I successfully installed Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit on the X299 Dark. [/EDIT]

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On 6/21/2018 at 8:44 PM, sabishiihito said:

[EDIT]I successfully installed Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit on the X299 Dark. [/EDIT]

At least one little positive news Thanks for the update.

So now it's confirmed the X299 Dark works with Win7 64-bit and Win7 32-bit,  with WinXP no success so far...

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