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Is it possible to make a virtual machine with Windows XP that uses most of your PC like linus did with MacOS ?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Basically after watching this video:

 

I was wondering if its possible to do the same with windows XP or Windows 2000, basically through this make XP use most of the PC power.


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yeah i mean you just do the same steps basically install low resource version of Linux put your vm software on install xp and you're good to go im guessing the reason you want to do this is lack of driver support for modern hardware in XP? 


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Yes, it should be possible -- if you decide to passthrough devices like GPUs then you'll need XP driver support. If you're not planning on using passthrough then regular virtualisation software should work just fine; much easier.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
8 hours ago, peej said:

yeah i mean you just do the same steps basically install low resource version of Linux put your vm software on install xp and you're good to go im guessing the reason you want to do this is lack of driver support for modern hardware in XP? 

 

2 hours ago, duncannah said:

Yes, it should be possible -- if you decide to passthrough devices like GPUs then you'll need XP driver support. If you're not planning on using passthrough then regular virtualisation software should work just fine; much easier.

Yup, i wanna run XP on my current machine but with passthrough so it can fully utlize my resources, so i was wondering if there was support for that.


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There may be some hidden limitations for core counts, and remember that 32bit OS can address maximum of 4GB of RAM, so you have limited size there. But otherwise, yes you can.

 

EDIT: of yes, drivers too, you can't really expect a brand new GPU to be successfully passed through if the drivers don't work on the OS.

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10 hours ago, DevBlox said:

EDIT: of yes, drivers too, you can't really expect a brand new GPU to be successfully passed through if the drivers don't work on the OS.

What do you mean by this ? I need RTX 2060 gpu drivers for Windows XP as well ? oO


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21 minutes ago, _StrikE_ said:

What do you mean by this ? I need RTX 2060 gpu drivers for Windows XP as well ? oO

Yes. You pass though the hardware to be directly accessible, that means VM needs drivers to handle it. You're out of luck it seems, quick search found me that 980ti was the last consumer GPU Nvidia made drivers for that runs on XP. 

 

You can still utilise other resources to the full, sort of. Old OS's and software don't have support for new instruction sets on new CPU's most likely, they'll work, but will miss most performance improvements :)

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1 hour ago, DevBlox said:

Yes. You pass though the hardware to be directly accessible, that means VM needs drivers to handle it. You're out of luck it seems, quick search found me that 980ti was the last consumer GPU Nvidia made drivers for that runs on XP. 

 

You can still utilise other resources to the full, sort of. Old OS's and software don't have support for new instruction sets on new CPU's most likely, they'll work, but will miss most performance improvements :)

But wasn't the whole point of linus's video to use a GPU not officially supported with MAC OS in a way that it tricks the Mac OS to think its an official GPU ? So that they avoid it being a hackintosh os ?


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6 hours ago, _StrikE_ said:

But wasn't the whole point of linus's video to use a GPU not officially supported with MAC OS in a way that it tricks the Mac OS to think its an official GPU ? So that they avoid it being a hackintosh os ?

MacOS is still a very modern OS, and via Nvidia drivers supports an array of GPU's, which may not be shipped in their actual devices. The point was to escape their dumb hardware picks, which on top of that, throttle due to said devices not being able to handle thermals. You can do it with any OS, but you will be limited it, if there was no support for that GPU in drivers the whole thing woulnd't have worked. Well, could have, but without GPU passthrough.

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On 4/26/2019 at 1:44 PM, _StrikE_ said:

Basically after watching this video:

 

I was wondering if its possible to do the same with windows XP or Windows 2000, basically through this make XP use most of the PC power.

Yes, but you need to have native driver support as well

 

On 4/27/2019 at 8:51 PM, _StrikE_ said:

But wasn't the whole point of linus's video to use a GPU not officially supported with MAC OS in a way that it tricks the Mac OS to think its an official GPU ? So that they avoid it being a hackintosh os ? 

No, that is just a problem with NVIDIA drivers

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