Ah, you might think my 7 is "upgrade-only" but that's not the case. It's because the 1TB was dual-boot XP/7x64, so the 2TB will be, too. Basically when I'm done it'll be the same system but with a HDD that's double the size and double the speed.That doesn't explain why you're installing XP. Especially if you're going to turn right around and install Win7 over top if it.
Why is XP on there at all? 7 I can understand a bit, but XP? No.Ah, you might think my 7 is "upgrade-only" but that's not the case. It's because the 1TB was dual-boot XP/7x64, so the 2TB will be, too. Basically when I'm done it'll be the same system but with a HDD that's double the size and double the speed.
Yes, with limitations. Virtual Machines (VMs) can run XP just fine, but the environment they emulate isn’t usually capable of properly emulating anything that talks more-or-less directly to hardware — mainly things like graphics (DX9). So while I do have XP Mode installed within the Win7 partition to handle boring stuff like Word (the download page for XP Mode calls out that it is specifically meant for “productivity apps”) or most older 16-bit apps*, it will fail miserably if I try to play any game that requires 3D graphics or I run something that needs to talk directly to the sound card or USB port.Aren't modern PCs powerful enough to just plain emulate XP completely? The amount of new hardware not supported anymore would seem to be high
It's not just WinX. I'm running Win7 and occasionally run into it as well. My keyboard input will occasionally be redirected to some other app. I don't know why it happens. I assume it's related to things like game overlays and such.Can't get Windows 10 to stop randomly losing window focus on whatever I'm doing.
Try unplugging all other devices to make sure it's not some rogue driver problem putting in phantom inputs. That was the problem I had when Winx decided to randomly update the driver for my flight stick to a different, wrong driverCan't get Windows 10 to stop randomly losing window focus on whatever I'm doing. I've googled it, uninstalled things and ended non-essential processes, but still getting annoyed by text fields losing focus mid-type. Some games are utterly unplayable because the full screen will be booted out within 10 minutes or the keyboard/controller changes focus at a critical moment. About ready to try a complete SSD format and reinstall of windows.
Gigabit Ethernet has been widely available since the Pentium 4 days. If it only has Fast Ethernet, that's because the board maker chose to cheap out on that.But it's an old Ivy Bridge-era i7. So the ethernet is just 10/100.