|Thanks for the replies!|
What I'm hearing is "not recommended" and "may have problems" due to memory addressing limitations and perhaps potential addressing conflicts. Good to know, truly, but I'm not hearing anything quite like "will not run on that system" Yours Truly, Sr. Intel Guy.
Yes, I do have the WinXP Pro discs on hand.
I appreciate the cautions on memory addressing limitations though I can't imagine needing more than 3GB. Autocad R14 ran happily on the old XP box with 2GB, as would an equally dated version of Photoshop.
As far as MS dropping support for XP, I don't know what their support does for me. I'd be happy if everything just kept working the way it is, or was. I don't need patches for problems I'm not encountering. What about new stuff and newly discovered vulnerabilities, you say? I promise to install no new stuff! Vulnerabilities though, that's a problem.
Drivers? I'll have to replace a perfectly good Lexmark printer and an LG cell phone because Win8 doesn't have the drivers and I can't get to old ones to install. And lack of drivers for existing stuff is just the start of my woes. But I expect lots of folks complain about Win8. Uselessly and annoyingly.
Rather than causing even bigger headaches than currently have, guess I'll try to solve the specific short comings, like figuring out how to manually add Eudora to Win8 list of installed programs so I can set it as my default mail app.
Thanks again for your replies!
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