|Yes, the I3 processor does support XP. But this isn't the issue. The real issue is whether or not XP compatible drivers are available for the computer, and that is by no means a certainty, particularly on a laptop. If you are contemplating installing XP on such a system be sure you have all necessary drivers before beginning. Also be aware that XP has no native support for SATA drives.|
Computers usually work best with the OS they were designed for.