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Asus P9X79-E WS and 32-bit XP SP3 - Will They Work?

By Savage1701
Oct 1, 2013
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  1. OK, I know it's weird, but I need to run 32-bit XP SP3 on this board. Anyone know for sure if it will? Asus specs don't list XP but drivers seem abundant for it.

    Thanks for any help !!!
     
  2. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    I can't make any promises, but I'd be highly inclined to think it would probably work, just from the fact that ASUS listed drivers on their website for Windows XP; if the board wasn't supported, wouldn't they simply not allow you to choose it as an OS selection when downloading drivers? Maybe when they omit XP from the supported OSs list, it's only because it's not fully supported, in terms of long-term updates, even though the OS works. Again this is just speculation, but I don't see a good reason why it wouldn't work.
     
  3. Savage1701

    Savage1701 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 153

    Those were my immediate thoughts - why would they put them on if they did not work. Thanks. Appreciate it.
     
  4. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,476   +965

    I dont think they want someone buying a X79 Workstation Board with 8 DIMM slots to run a 32bit OS xD.
     
  5. Savage1701

    Savage1701 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 153

    FWIW, it runs everything but the integrated LAN's under 32-bit XP SP3.
     

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