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labtec
post Dec 5 2018, 11:18 PM, updated 6d ago

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I'm still using Intel motherboard with D946GZIS on winXP. but now a lot of software are not supported and cannot run. I can't even update to have it running properly.

Anyone know whether D946GZIS can support Win7?

From Intel website, the most it can support is Window vista but from other sites, it looks like it even can support Win10 which doesn't make sense because the driver release data is on year 2007.
https://www.driverscape.com/manufacturers/i...s/d946gzis/1542

any expert on chipset driver that can help?
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post Dec 5 2018, 11:28 PM

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Why don't you try installing Win10 and see if the standard drivers are working good?
Just grab another HDD to test.
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post Dec 6 2018, 04:18 AM

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What is your system specs?

A XP system usually is too slow to run Win 10.
Running on Win 7 might be slow compare to XP.

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post Dec 6 2018, 11:11 AM

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QUOTE(labtec @ Dec 5 2018, 11:18 PM)
I'm still using Intel motherboard with D946GZIS on winXP. but now a lot of software are not supported and cannot run. I can't even update to have it running properly.

Anyone know whether D946GZIS can support Win7?

From Intel website, the most it can support is Window vista but from other sites, it looks like it even can support Win10 which doesn't make sense because the driver release data is on year 2007.
https://www.driverscape.com/manufacturers/i...s/d946gzis/1542

any expert on chipset driver that can help?
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You just only mentioned the mainboard, how about other things like the RAM & Processor capacity ?

Windows 7 minimum requirement can be found here (https://support.microsoft.com/en-my/help/10737/windows-7-system-requirements)

Most drivers that able to run in WinXP can be run in Win7 without additional drivers install, but there are times you may need to manually install it yourself. As such you can download the Win7 drivers from the manufacturer website (eg. Intel)

Anyway, I would suggest that you have at least 4GB of RAM & a decent CPU like Pentium D or Core i3 & above for a decent speed. But if you don't mind the slow loading of it, then its OK with me... well you are the user not me... hehehe

If you have the budget, then its time to get yourself a new computer with Win10.
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post Dec 6 2018, 11:51 PM

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QUOTE(WebWalker @ Dec 6 2018, 04:18 AM)
What is your system specs?

A XP system usually is too slow to run Win 10.
Running on Win 7 might be slow compare to XP.
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QUOTE(dcheah @ Dec 6 2018, 11:11 AM)
You just only mentioned the mainboard, how about other things like the RAM & Processor capacity ?

Windows 7 minimum requirement can be found here (https://support.microsoft.com/en-my/help/10737/windows-7-system-requirements)

Most drivers that able to run in WinXP can be run in Win7 without additional drivers install, but there are times you may need to manually install it yourself. As such you can download the Win7 drivers from the manufacturer website (eg. Intel)

Anyway, I would suggest that you have at least 4GB of RAM & a decent CPU like Pentium D or Core i3 & above for a decent speed. But if you don't mind the slow loading of it, then its OK with me... well you are the user not me... hehehe

If you have the budget, then its time to get yourself a new computer with Win10.
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Here is my system spec

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6300
Motherboard: Intel D946GZIS
RAM: 2 piece of 1GB Corsair DDR2 PC2-5300







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post Dec 6 2018, 11:54 PM

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QUOTE(dcheah @ Dec 6 2018, 11:11 AM)
You just only mentioned the mainboard, how about other things like the RAM & Processor capacity ?

Windows 7 minimum requirement can be found here (https://support.microsoft.com/en-my/help/10737/windows-7-system-requirements)

Most drivers that able to run in WinXP can be run in Win7 without additional drivers install, but there are times you may need to manually install it yourself. As such you can download the Win7 drivers from the manufacturer website (eg. Intel)

Anyway, I would suggest that you have at least 4GB of RAM & a decent CPU like Pentium D or Core i3 & above for a decent speed. But if you don't mind the slow loading of it, then its OK with me... well you are the user not me... hehehe

If you have the budget, then its time to get yourself a new computer with Win10.
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looks like Win7 can support thumbsup.gif


If you want to run Windows 7 on your PC, here's what it takes:
1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor*

1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)

16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)

DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
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post Dec 6 2018, 11:55 PM

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what is this windows XP mode?

Windows XP Mode requires an additional 1 GB of RAM and an additional 15 GB of available hard disk space.


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post Dec 7 2018, 06:05 AM

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QUOTE(labtec @ Dec 6 2018, 11:55 PM)
what is this windows XP mode?

Windows XP Mode requires an additional 1 GB of RAM and an additional 15 GB of available hard disk space.
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Windows XP mode only available for Windows 7 pro and above.
If some legacy software that you used to run in XP but not longer can run on Windows 7,
then you can install Windows XP mode on Windows 7 to run those legacy software.

Windows XP mode is emulator in Win 7

This post has been edited by WebWalker: Dec 7 2018, 06:07 AM
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post Dec 7 2018, 10:42 AM

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QUOTE(labtec @ Dec 6 2018, 11:51 PM)
Here is my system spec

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6300
Motherboard: Intel D946GZIS
RAM: 2 piece of 1GB Corsair DDR2 PC2-5300
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The specs abit low but still works with Win7, you may need 32-bit instead of 64-bit.


QUOTE(labtec @ Dec 6 2018, 11:55 PM)
what is this windows XP mode?

Windows XP Mode requires an additional 1 GB of RAM and an additional 15 GB of available hard disk space.
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WinXP Mode is like an emulator, commonly known as Virtual PC. Its designed to cater for those legacy software which only run in WinXP.

Similar to VirtualBox & VMPlayer.
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post Dec 7 2018, 02:41 PM

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The board & processor can support Windows 7. Most hardware that could support Windows Vista will support Windows 7.

I would not recommend using Windows 10 though. I have 2 instances tried to install Windows 10 on MSI G31 & G41 board with some dual core processor and it lags intermittently. That also because the boards can only support max 2GB DDR2 x 2 on 2 slots. So 4GB limit is irritating. Putting windows in performance mode kind of helps. But not much. I have yet to try SSD for these hardware though.
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post Dec 10 2018, 12:51 AM

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QUOTE(WebWalker @ Dec 7 2018, 06:05 AM)
Windows XP mode only available for Windows 7 pro and above.
If some legacy software that you used to run in XP but not longer can run on Windows 7,
then you can install Windows XP mode on Windows 7 to run those legacy software.

Windows XP mode is emulator in Win 7
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QUOTE(dcheah @ Dec 7 2018, 10:42 AM)
The specs abit low but still works with Win7, you may need 32-bit instead of 64-bit.
WinXP Mode is like an emulator, commonly known as Virtual PC. Its designed to cater for those legacy software which only run in WinXP.

Similar to VirtualBox & VMPlayer.
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QUOTE(netmatrix @ Dec 7 2018, 02:41 PM)
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The board & processor can support Windows 7. Most hardware that could support Windows Vista will support Windows 7.

I would not recommend using Windows 10 though. I have 2 instances tried to install Windows 10 on MSI G31 & G41 board with some dual core processor and it lags intermittently. That also because the boards can only support max 2GB DDR2 x 2 on 2 slots. So 4GB limit is irritating. Putting windows in performance mode kind of helps. But not much. I have yet to try SSD for these hardware though.
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let me try next weekend and feedback here.

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