• Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Microsoft Issues Another Windows XP Patch, Despite Lack of Support

Joined
Aug 20, 2007
Messages
17,681 (3.28/day)
System Name Pioneer
Processor Ryzen R9 5950X
Motherboard GIGABYTE X570 Aorus Elite
Cooling Noctua NH-D15 + A whole lotta Sunon and Corsair Maglev blower fans...
Memory Crucial Ballistix 64GB (4 x 16GB) @ DDR4-3600 (Micron E-Die, dual rank sticks)
Video Card(s) EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti FTW3
Storage 2x Crucial P5 Plus 2TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs
Display(s) 55" LG 55" B9 OLED 4K Display
Case Thermaltake Core X31
Audio Device(s) TOSLINK->Schiit Modi MB->Asgard 2 DAC Amp->AKG Pro K712 Headphones or HDMI->B9 OLED
Power Supply EVGA SuperNova T2 Titanium 850W
Mouse Razer Deathadder v2
Keyboard WASD CODE Mechanical KB w/ Cherry MX Green switches
Software Windows 11 Enterprise (yes, it's legit)
In a bid to stop what it terms "state-sponsored cyberattacks," Microsoft has released yet another critical patch for its Windows XP operating system. This one is aimed at stemming the tide of what many are calling "WannaCry Copycats." Technically speaking, WannaCry itself is a copycat of a much older idea (ransomware in general), but it was the first to spread so effectively via an unpatched Windows-specific platform bug, and as such has in many ways acted as a global "wake up call" for the industry to get their security act together. The true fix is of course to upgrade, but for those who won't or can't, Microsoft is making select critical fixes available to mitigate the damage.





Microsoft still maintains that Windows XP is an unsupported platform, and emphasizes that fixes for it will be rare. However, the fact that we are getting unsupported fixes at all certainly speaks volumes to the state of the security industry in general, and how much old software there really is running to this day.

View at TechPowerUp Main Site
 
Last edited:
Joined
Oct 27, 2009
Messages
964 (0.21/day)
Location
Republic of Texas
System Name [H]arbringer
Processor 4x 61XX ES @3.5Ghz (48cores)
Motherboard SM GL
Cooling 3x xspc rx360, rx240, 4x DT G34 snipers, D5 pump.
Memory 16x gskill DDR3 1600 cas6 2gb
Video Card(s) blah bigadv folder no gfx needed
Storage 32GB Sammy SSD
Display(s) headless
Case Xigmatek Elysium (whats left of it)
Audio Device(s) yawn
Power Supply Antec 1200w HCP
Software Ubuntu 10.10
Benchmark Scores http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1780855 http://www.hwbot.org/submission/2158678 http://ww
If only they would add ryzen and kabylake support to.... the "supported" OS's of 7 and 8.1 ....
 
Joined
Aug 20, 2007
Messages
17,681 (3.28/day)
System Name Pioneer
Processor Ryzen R9 5950X
Motherboard GIGABYTE X570 Aorus Elite
Cooling Noctua NH-D15 + A whole lotta Sunon and Corsair Maglev blower fans...
Memory Crucial Ballistix 64GB (4 x 16GB) @ DDR4-3600 (Micron E-Die, dual rank sticks)
Video Card(s) EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti FTW3
Storage 2x Crucial P5 Plus 2TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs
Display(s) 55" LG 55" B9 OLED 4K Display
Case Thermaltake Core X31
Audio Device(s) TOSLINK->Schiit Modi MB->Asgard 2 DAC Amp->AKG Pro K712 Headphones or HDMI->B9 OLED
Power Supply EVGA SuperNova T2 Titanium 850W
Mouse Razer Deathadder v2
Keyboard WASD CODE Mechanical KB w/ Cherry MX Green switches
Software Windows 11 Enterprise (yes, it's legit)
If only they would add ryzen and kabylake support to.... the "supported" OS's of 7 and 8.1 ....

I think we'll need a class-action suit to get that to happen.

And honestly, it wouldn't surprise me if there is one brewing right now...
 
Joined
Nov 18, 2010
Messages
5,881 (1.40/day)
Location
Rīga, Latvia
System Name HELLSTAR
Processor AMD RYZEN 9 5950X
Motherboard ASUS Strix X570-E
Cooling Custom Loop. Two 360ies + 280 rad. 8x Nidec Servo Gentle Typhoons. EK-Quantum Momentum monoblock.
Memory 4x8GB G.SKILL Trident Z RGB F4-4133C19D-16GTZR 14-16-12-30-44
Video Card(s) ASUS 1080 Ti SLI + water blocks
Storage Optane 900P + Samsung PM981 NVMe 1TB + 750 EVO 500GB+ 1TB 980PRO
Display(s) Philips PHL BDM3270 + Acer XV242Y
Case Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Tempered Glass
Audio Device(s) Sound Blaster ZxR
Power Supply Fractal Design Newton R3 1000W
Mouse Razer Basilisk
Keyboard Razer BlackWidow V3 - Yellow Switch
Software Windows 11 insider
I still don't understand why use XP if you have Linux, especially on a older hardware.
 
Joined
Aug 20, 2007
Messages
17,681 (3.28/day)
System Name Pioneer
Processor Ryzen R9 5950X
Motherboard GIGABYTE X570 Aorus Elite
Cooling Noctua NH-D15 + A whole lotta Sunon and Corsair Maglev blower fans...
Memory Crucial Ballistix 64GB (4 x 16GB) @ DDR4-3600 (Micron E-Die, dual rank sticks)
Video Card(s) EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti FTW3
Storage 2x Crucial P5 Plus 2TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs
Display(s) 55" LG 55" B9 OLED 4K Display
Case Thermaltake Core X31
Audio Device(s) TOSLINK->Schiit Modi MB->Asgard 2 DAC Amp->AKG Pro K712 Headphones or HDMI->B9 OLED
Power Supply EVGA SuperNova T2 Titanium 850W
Mouse Razer Deathadder v2
Keyboard WASD CODE Mechanical KB w/ Cherry MX Green switches
Software Windows 11 Enterprise (yes, it's legit)
I still don't understand why use XP if you have Linux, especially on a older hardware.

A lot of it is embedded devices. Try getting some really specialized, strange part (often medical) to work in Linux. I think the only one they have that actually works is some kind of leg-shake sensor I always see in the kernel list when manually configuring.
 
Joined
Jun 9, 2016
Messages
319 (0.15/day)
Location
Québec, Canada
System Name RGB Powa
Processor i7 7700K
Motherboard Gigabyte Z270MX Gaming 5
Cooling Custom WC
Memory ADATA XPG Dazzle 4*8GB 3000/16
Video Card(s) MSI 290X Lightning w/ FC EKWB
Storage 256GB Samsung 840 EVO, 256GB ADATA SP900 & 4TB 2.5" Seagate HDD
Case Case Labs SM5 - White
Power Supply Seasonic Prime 650W Titanium
Mouse Nixeus Revel (White)
Keyboard Nixeus Moda v2
Software Windows 10 Pro x64
I still don't understand why use XP if you have Linux, especially on a older hardware.

Let's say you started a big company that uses custom made software, created specifically for XP, changing that software would cost you hundreds of thousands if not millions to get done in 2017, but your company revenue is about a tenth of that.

Or what if it would cause months of downtime and employee adjustement while your business is life critical (like hospitals).
 
Joined
Nov 18, 2010
Messages
5,881 (1.40/day)
Location
Rīga, Latvia
System Name HELLSTAR
Processor AMD RYZEN 9 5950X
Motherboard ASUS Strix X570-E
Cooling Custom Loop. Two 360ies + 280 rad. 8x Nidec Servo Gentle Typhoons. EK-Quantum Momentum monoblock.
Memory 4x8GB G.SKILL Trident Z RGB F4-4133C19D-16GTZR 14-16-12-30-44
Video Card(s) ASUS 1080 Ti SLI + water blocks
Storage Optane 900P + Samsung PM981 NVMe 1TB + 750 EVO 500GB+ 1TB 980PRO
Display(s) Philips PHL BDM3270 + Acer XV242Y
Case Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Tempered Glass
Audio Device(s) Sound Blaster ZxR
Power Supply Fractal Design Newton R3 1000W
Mouse Razer Basilisk
Keyboard Razer BlackWidow V3 - Yellow Switch
Software Windows 11 insider
A lot of it is embedded devices. Try getting some really specialized, strange part (often medical) to work in Linux. I think the only one they have that actually works is some kind of leg-shake sensor I always see in the kernel list when manually configuring.

Actually those rarely come with internet/update support as such, more like whole ROM images.

Concerning companies with tailored software... well a matter of time... Actually a don't believe these days there are not solutions for any kind of business needs for reasonable prices, they are almost begging to help and get some penny. I wonder why the device haven't kicked the bucket in the first place... We had some ridiculous discussion why in hell X58 is still alive... here we have Athlons and pentium III and IV running the OS.

Really the CPU arch restriction is the killer of XP.
 
Joined
Aug 20, 2007
Messages
17,681 (3.28/day)
System Name Pioneer
Processor Ryzen R9 5950X
Motherboard GIGABYTE X570 Aorus Elite
Cooling Noctua NH-D15 + A whole lotta Sunon and Corsair Maglev blower fans...
Memory Crucial Ballistix 64GB (4 x 16GB) @ DDR4-3600 (Micron E-Die, dual rank sticks)
Video Card(s) EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti FTW3
Storage 2x Crucial P5 Plus 2TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs
Display(s) 55" LG 55" B9 OLED 4K Display
Case Thermaltake Core X31
Audio Device(s) TOSLINK->Schiit Modi MB->Asgard 2 DAC Amp->AKG Pro K712 Headphones or HDMI->B9 OLED
Power Supply EVGA SuperNova T2 Titanium 850W
Mouse Razer Deathadder v2
Keyboard WASD CODE Mechanical KB w/ Cherry MX Green switches
Software Windows 11 Enterprise (yes, it's legit)
Actually those rarely come with internet/update support as such, more like whole ROM images.

Good point. I know at least some instances where that is not true, but for the majority, you are correct.

I dread to think what this new era of "Internet of things" will bring though, such as when current tech becomes obsolete and it's fully internet enabled with no updates...

About 2 dozen 'links'! XP = which one???


For customers using Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows Server 2003, or Windows Server 2003 R2 see Microsoft Knowledge Base article 4025687 for guidance.

Personally, I'd just run Windows Update, though.

Really the CPU arch restriction is the killer of XP.

What restriction? There was an Itanium-64 bit version of XP before normal amd64, remember.
 
Joined
Nov 18, 2010
Messages
5,881 (1.40/day)
Location
Rīga, Latvia
System Name HELLSTAR
Processor AMD RYZEN 9 5950X
Motherboard ASUS Strix X570-E
Cooling Custom Loop. Two 360ies + 280 rad. 8x Nidec Servo Gentle Typhoons. EK-Quantum Momentum monoblock.
Memory 4x8GB G.SKILL Trident Z RGB F4-4133C19D-16GTZR 14-16-12-30-44
Video Card(s) ASUS 1080 Ti SLI + water blocks
Storage Optane 900P + Samsung PM981 NVMe 1TB + 750 EVO 500GB+ 1TB 980PRO
Display(s) Philips PHL BDM3270 + Acer XV242Y
Case Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Tempered Glass
Audio Device(s) Sound Blaster ZxR
Power Supply Fractal Design Newton R3 1000W
Mouse Razer Basilisk
Keyboard Razer BlackWidow V3 - Yellow Switch
Software Windows 11 insider
I dread to think what this new era of "Internet of things" will bring though

Skynet, what else? Creating AI is nothing that dangerous, when AI will create another AI then we are screwed.

What restriction? There was an Itanium-64 bit version of XP before normal amd64, remember.

Itanium was an expensive flop... just as Intel wanted Rambus, popcorn Netburst ideas@8GHz, Larrabee and I guess Optane will soon reside in the list. Remember there was a gossip about Wintel paying HW makers not making Linux drivers during that time? I actually firmly believe in that... especially looking at Creative stance during those years.
 
Joined
Aug 20, 2007
Messages
17,681 (3.28/day)
System Name Pioneer
Processor Ryzen R9 5950X
Motherboard GIGABYTE X570 Aorus Elite
Cooling Noctua NH-D15 + A whole lotta Sunon and Corsair Maglev blower fans...
Memory Crucial Ballistix 64GB (4 x 16GB) @ DDR4-3600 (Micron E-Die, dual rank sticks)
Video Card(s) EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti FTW3
Storage 2x Crucial P5 Plus 2TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs
Display(s) 55" LG 55" B9 OLED 4K Display
Case Thermaltake Core X31
Audio Device(s) TOSLINK->Schiit Modi MB->Asgard 2 DAC Amp->AKG Pro K712 Headphones or HDMI->B9 OLED
Power Supply EVGA SuperNova T2 Titanium 850W
Mouse Razer Deathadder v2
Keyboard WASD CODE Mechanical KB w/ Cherry MX Green switches
Software Windows 11 Enterprise (yes, it's legit)
Skynet, what else? Creating AI is nothing that dangerous, when AI will create another AI then we are screwed.

Hehe...



Itanium was an expensive flop... just as Intel wanted Rambus, popcorn Netburst ideas@8GHz, Larrabee and I guess Optane will soon reside in the list. Remember there was a gossip about Wintel paying HW makers not making Linux drivers during that time? I actually firmly believe in that... especially looking at Creative stance during those years.
It may have been, but my point still stands. XP was portable if you wanted it to be.
 
Joined
Feb 2, 2015
Messages
2,707 (1.01/day)
Location
On The Highway To Hell \m/
Personally, I'd just run Windows Update, though.
I'm too freaked out to connect my potentially vulnerable/unpatched machines to the internet. But it looks like I can download the updates on my unaffected W10 machine and install them offline. Thanks for the heads up and the links.
 
Joined
Jan 10, 2011
Messages
924 (0.22/day)
Location
Khartoum, Sudan.
System Name 192.168.1.1~192.168.1.100
Processor AMD Ryzen5 5600G.
Motherboard Gigabyte B550m DS3H.
Cooling AMD Wraith Stealth.
Memory 16GB Crucial DDR4.
Video Card(s) Gigabyte GTX 1080 OC (Underclocked, underpowered).
Storage Samsung 980 NVME 500GB + Assortment of SS & HDDs.
Display(s) LG 24MK430 primary + Samsung S24D590 secondary
Case Corsair Graphite 780T.
Audio Device(s) On-Board.
Power Supply SeaSonic CORE GM-650.
Mouse Coolermaster MM530.
Keyboard Kingston HyperX Alloy FPS.
VR HMD A pair of OP spectacles.
Software Fedora 36 / Windows 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores Me no know English. What bench mean? Bench like one sit on?
I think we'll need a class-action suit to get that to happen.

And honestly, it wouldn't surprise me if there is one brewing right now...

We needed a hundred the day Win 10 came out. The only one that was made came too late for an issue that has long been "resolved." Yet here we are, nearly two years later, with each day passing Microsoft's telling the consumers to go f*** themselves, and no one's doing anything.
Except, ironically, the Chinese...

Itanium was an expensive flop... just as Intel wanted Rambus, popcorn Netburst ideas@8GHz, Larrabee and I guess Optane will soon reside in the list. Remember there was a gossip about Wintel paying HW makers not making Linux drivers during that time? I actually firmly believe in that... especially looking at Creative stance during those years.

Sauce?
 
Joined
Nov 18, 2010
Messages
5,881 (1.40/day)
Location
Rīga, Latvia
System Name HELLSTAR
Processor AMD RYZEN 9 5950X
Motherboard ASUS Strix X570-E
Cooling Custom Loop. Two 360ies + 280 rad. 8x Nidec Servo Gentle Typhoons. EK-Quantum Momentum monoblock.
Memory 4x8GB G.SKILL Trident Z RGB F4-4133C19D-16GTZR 14-16-12-30-44
Video Card(s) ASUS 1080 Ti SLI + water blocks
Storage Optane 900P + Samsung PM981 NVMe 1TB + 750 EVO 500GB+ 1TB 980PRO
Display(s) Philips PHL BDM3270 + Acer XV242Y
Case Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Tempered Glass
Audio Device(s) Sound Blaster ZxR
Power Supply Fractal Design Newton R3 1000W
Mouse Razer Basilisk
Keyboard Razer BlackWidow V3 - Yellow Switch
Software Windows 11 insider
It may have been, but my point still stands. XP was portable if you wanted it to be.

If you are into certain experiences... you may find and install first Longhorn NT5 versions... (as M$ wanted it and flopped and turned into a rushed hog being named vista) IE even had a proper download manager in one build. I've ran XP last time in winter when playing with my old Pentium III combo... even booted from a floppy drive... after few days I wasn't capable of installing on a SATA drive on that board using various PCI sata cards, SIS, VIA, Promise - all the same (BSOD during XP logo, blame Acorp mobo(Linux even boots from USB and installs fine)), I had so enough vintage childhood experience and flashbacks again, so no no... never again... that's a bit masochism :D (the thing that worked are certain IDE to SATA cards, to fool the damn thing, so a ran XP from a IDE to SATA converter on a i815 using a SSD... :D, had to search for an older browser as all of them need SSE2 as a basic need lol)

I certainly do not want it :D It bsods just as I look at it... (remember half life)


Hmm maybe this?
 
Joined
Jan 10, 2011
Messages
924 (0.22/day)
Location
Khartoum, Sudan.
System Name 192.168.1.1~192.168.1.100
Processor AMD Ryzen5 5600G.
Motherboard Gigabyte B550m DS3H.
Cooling AMD Wraith Stealth.
Memory 16GB Crucial DDR4.
Video Card(s) Gigabyte GTX 1080 OC (Underclocked, underpowered).
Storage Samsung 980 NVME 500GB + Assortment of SS & HDDs.
Display(s) LG 24MK430 primary + Samsung S24D590 secondary
Case Corsair Graphite 780T.
Audio Device(s) On-Board.
Power Supply SeaSonic CORE GM-650.
Mouse Coolermaster MM530.
Keyboard Kingston HyperX Alloy FPS.
VR HMD A pair of OP spectacles.
Software Fedora 36 / Windows 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores Me no know English. What bench mean? Bench like one sit on?

This has led me to some interesting linux history, even came by some ties between Microsoft and this SCO, but they don't directly link to SCO's anti-linux move. All there is are speculations. Speculations I'm inclined to believe true, but speculations nevertheless.
 
Joined
May 25, 2013
Messages
736 (0.22/day)
Location
Kolkata, India
System Name barely hangin on...
Processor Intel I5 4670K @stock
Motherboard Asus H81m-cs (nothing else available now)
Cooling CM Hyper 212X (in push-pull)
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance Dual Channel 1866MHz
Video Card(s) Asus RX 580 4GB Dual
Storage WD Blue 1TB, WD Black 2TB, Samsung 850 Evo 250GB
Display(s) Acer KG241QP 144Hz
Case Cooler Master CM 690 III (Transparent side panel) - illuminated with NZXT HUE RGB
Audio Device(s) FiiO E10K>Boom 3D>ATH M50/Samson SR850/HD599SE
Power Supply Corsair RM 850
Mouse Redragon M901 PERDITION 16400 DPI Laser Gaming Mouse
Keyboard HyperX Alloy FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (Cherry MX Brown)
Software 7-64bit MBR, 10-64bit UEFI (Not Multi-boot), VBox guests...
Well, this is admirable. I hate MS, but this I do think is a properly good gesture, no matter the intent.
 
Joined
Oct 10, 2009
Messages
884 (0.19/day)
System Name Desktop | Laptop
Processor AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D | Intel Core i7 7700HQ
Motherboard X570 Phantom Gaming 4 | Neptune KLS HM175
Cooling Corsair H100x | Twin fan, fin stack & heat pipes
Memory 32GB G.Skill F4-3600C16-8GVK @ 3200MHz / 14-14-14-34-1T | 16GB DDR4 @ 2400MHz / 17-17-17-39-2T
Video Card(s) EVGA RTX 3080 Ti FTW3 Ultra | GTX 1050 Ti 4GB
Storage ADATA SX8200 Pro 512GB + Samsung 860 EVO 1TB + ADATA SX8200 Pro 2TB | 970 Evo 500GB
Display(s) 28" Asus PB287Q (2160p) + 27" Dell S2721DGF (1440p) | 17" IPS 1920x1080P
Case Fractal Meshify 2 Compact | Aspire V Nitro BE
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster Z
Power Supply Super Flower Leadex V Platinum Pro 1000W | 150W
Mouse Razer Viper Ultimate | Logitech MX Anywhere 2
Keyboard Razer Huntsman V2 Optical (Linear Red)
Software Windows 10 Pro x64
If only they would add ryzen and kabylake support to.... the "supported" OS's of 7 and 8.1 ....

May as well do Windows 3.1 while they're at it too...
 
Joined
Mar 18, 2008
Messages
5,301 (1.02/day)
Location
Australia
System Name Night Rider | Mini LAN PC | Workhorse
Processor AMD R7 2700X | Ryzen 1600X | i7 970
Motherboard MSi AM4 Pro Carbon | GA- | Gigabyte EX58-UD5
Cooling AMD Wraith cooler| Stock Cooler, Copper Core)| Big shairkan B
Memory 2x8GB DDR4 G.Skill Ripjaws 3600MHz| 2x8GB Corsair 3000 | 6x2GB DDR3 1300 Corsair
Video Card(s) ASUS GTX 970 OC in Sli | Inno3d GTX 1050 TI | MSI RX 580 8GB
Storage 250GB Plextor SSD Por 5 /1TB WD Black | 500GB SSD WD, 2x1TB, 1x750 | WD 320/Seagate 320
Display(s) LG 27" 1440P| Samsung 20" S20C300L/DELL 15" | 22" DELL/19"DELL
Case LIAN LI PC-18 | Mini ATX Case (custom) | Atrix C4 9001
Audio Device(s) Onboard | Onbaord | Onboard
Power Supply Silverstone 750 | Silverstone Mini 450W | Corsair CX-750
Mouse Coolermaster Pro | Rapoo V900 | Gigabyte 6850X
Keyboard MAX Keyboard Nighthawk X8 | Creative Fatal1ty eluminx | Some POS Logitech
Software Windows 7 Pro 64 | Windows 7 Pro 64 | Windows 7 Pro 64/Windows 10 Home
But it looks like I can download the updates on my unaffected W10 machine and install them offline. Thanks for the heads up and the links.

Speaking of which, where can I download all these updates for the older OS's? I know someone had a post here on TPU with all the links.
 
D

Deleted member 67555

Guest
Quick question..
Where do you download Win Xp free?
 
Joined
Sep 15, 2011
Messages
5,792 (1.48/day)
Processor Intel Core i7 3770k @ 4.3GHz
Motherboard Asus P8Z77-V LK
Memory 16GB(2x8) DDR3@2133MHz 1.5v Patriot
Video Card(s) ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 3080 Trinity
Storage 59.63GB Samsung SSD 830 + 465.76 GB Samsung SSD 840 EVO + 2TB Hitachi + 300GB Velociraptor HDD
Display(s) Acer Predator X34 3440x1440@100Hz G-Sync
Case NZXT PHANTOM410-BK
Audio Device(s) Creative X-Fi Titanium PCIe
Power Supply Corsair 850W
Mouse Anker
Software Win 10 Pro - 64bit
Benchmark Scores 30FPS in NFS:Rivals
Great news for my old Dell XPX laptop.
 
Joined
Feb 2, 2015
Messages
2,707 (1.01/day)
Location
On The Highway To Hell \m/
Speaking of which, where can I download all these updates for the older OS's? I know someone had a post here on TPU with all the links.
The WannaCry patch links are here:
https://www.techpowerup.com/forums/...-for-all-microsoft-wannacrypt-patches.233492/

The security updates just released Tuesday, CVE-2017-0176(KB4022747), CVE-2017-7269(KB3197835), CVE-2017-8461(KB4024323), and CVE-2017-8487(KB4025218) are here:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us...advisory-4025685-guidance-for-older-platforms
 
Last edited:
Joined
Aug 20, 2007
Messages
17,681 (3.28/day)
System Name Pioneer
Processor Ryzen R9 5950X
Motherboard GIGABYTE X570 Aorus Elite
Cooling Noctua NH-D15 + A whole lotta Sunon and Corsair Maglev blower fans...
Memory Crucial Ballistix 64GB (4 x 16GB) @ DDR4-3600 (Micron E-Die, dual rank sticks)
Video Card(s) EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti FTW3
Storage 2x Crucial P5 Plus 2TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs
Display(s) 55" LG 55" B9 OLED 4K Display
Case Thermaltake Core X31
Audio Device(s) TOSLINK->Schiit Modi MB->Asgard 2 DAC Amp->AKG Pro K712 Headphones or HDMI->B9 OLED
Power Supply EVGA SuperNova T2 Titanium 850W
Mouse Razer Deathadder v2
Keyboard WASD CODE Mechanical KB w/ Cherry MX Green switches
Software Windows 11 Enterprise (yes, it's legit)
May as well do Windows 3.1 while they're at it too...

The day Windows 3.1 refuses to run on my Kabylake, I'll be concerned.

Ironically, it probably runs just fine if you set your HDD to IDE mode and are fine with a 2GB FAT partition. Non-issue.
 
Joined
Nov 5, 2014
Messages
712 (0.26/day)
I still don't understand why use XP if you have Linux, especially on a older hardware.

Most of the large users are still on XP because the software/hardware they depend on is incompatible with Vista and higher nevermind Linux, the cost of replacement would run ten times the cost of upgrading the OS. Plus if they moved to Linux there would be additional retraining costs, issues on the domain, etc.
 
Joined
Aug 20, 2007
Messages
17,681 (3.28/day)
System Name Pioneer
Processor Ryzen R9 5950X
Motherboard GIGABYTE X570 Aorus Elite
Cooling Noctua NH-D15 + A whole lotta Sunon and Corsair Maglev blower fans...
Memory Crucial Ballistix 64GB (4 x 16GB) @ DDR4-3600 (Micron E-Die, dual rank sticks)
Video Card(s) EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti FTW3
Storage 2x Crucial P5 Plus 2TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs
Display(s) 55" LG 55" B9 OLED 4K Display
Case Thermaltake Core X31
Audio Device(s) TOSLINK->Schiit Modi MB->Asgard 2 DAC Amp->AKG Pro K712 Headphones or HDMI->B9 OLED
Power Supply EVGA SuperNova T2 Titanium 850W
Mouse Razer Deathadder v2
Keyboard WASD CODE Mechanical KB w/ Cherry MX Green switches
Software Windows 11 Enterprise (yes, it's legit)
Top