Does Xp fully support quad core and all of the newer hardware?

By the_GIMP
Apr 10, 2008
  1. Hey everyone. Ive got Vista Ultimate and a few things don't work.
    Like when you go to START/COMPUTER/PROPERTIES none of the buttons in the top left work like task manager an them.
    Its like that on a good few windows i open.
    Can't think of anything to fix them.
    Thats jus one of the many problems.

    Anyway if I was to start fresh with XP again would it take full advantage of my quad core and all that?

    Intel Core Quad CPU Q6600 2.40 GHz

    Let me no if any of ye know anything on it.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524


    I'm going to answer your heading, seeming when others click your message, that's what they expect to answer, I know I did.

    Any Windows version can go on any new Hardware.
    Many new Hardwares have been designed with Vista in mind.
    This is especially true for manufacture computers sold with Vista OS
    And therefore some drivers (Audio so forth) may be nearly impossible to find to work with older versions of Windows.

    Therefore it is advisable to first confirm all Windows Xp drivers are available before reverting from Vista to Xp on new computers sold.

    But Windows Xp itself will still work.
  3. Tbolo

    Tbolo TS Rookie Posts: 22

    Nothing really will take full advantage of your quad. not alot of multi threaded applications out right now but multi applications at once is where it will shine. XP will be fine until Vista has all the bugs worked out or wait 'til Windows 7 that will be here in 2010.
  4. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Fully suppport? Yes
    Fully utilize? No.
  5. the_GIMP

    the_GIMP TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    riteo people. thanx for the info!
  6. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    That could lead people to believe that you could use Windows 95/98/ME on a multi-core CPU. :p
  7. Tbolo

    Tbolo TS Rookie Posts: 22

    Can you imagen running 95 with a duel core? It would get bored and fall asleep.
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