Why does the Virus Magnet, XP STINK ?
MS killed dead XP support on : April 8, 2014
XP is now at 0.2% world wide usage now, we can now say it is DEAD, three cheers to that!
For Relic PC's say 2001 made, run Linux. (even Lubuntu) (the "L" means light weight)
MS Windows, XP is now 17 years old and counting from (2001 to now) and MS (Microsoft) ended support long ago on April 8, 2014
MS = MICROSOFT every time I use that 2 letter abbreviation... bingo.
MS ended support , including all phone calls and all requests for lost or stolen COA keys, (yes your key can be stolen by others and making your key now dead)
Some XP drivers still exist at Microsoft and you OEM PC makers web site.
XP activation online still works, and the last SERVICE pack is there.
Never run with out the XP Ransom-ware patch for . WANNACRY!
Everything has an end, bingo XP !
First the good things:( I will not talk about or cover MS XP OFFICE or MS games or other MS applications"
Now the bad things: (and growing) XP is rife with PAIN, endless now. #5 is big time serious, as is #8
Here is a short list of chips of missing drivers for XP. F6 HELL REASON 1 below:
(the list is VAST but 2 things matter most of all SATA and Ethernet support)
The below shows the weakness of XP PnP, and gets worse as time progress, even mighty Intel dropped SATA support, now for there old ICH chips.
Plug and Play, XP, (pray?): TESTING by me...
If the Microsoft PnP servers may show no XP driver support, this is all there is now for XP.
Learn that many chip makers are no longer in business (wiki that ) and there is no support. vast !
Learn that many chip makers, ended support on XP long ago or never even started it. (facts) vast.
The odd why that drivers are supported works in 2 directions. (both forward and backwards , yah)
Intel sends a driver to OEM, OEM (say HP.com) integrates it to a PC and then sends the results to Microsoft PnP servers.
Later if intel ends support the OEM may still keep it there, but Microsoft deletes it on there PnP servers. (so if PnP fails always go to your OEM.com next)
If a maker of a chip goes out of business MS will delete it from there PnP server. ( they say, gee, it is not supported so, out it goes)
The best drivers are always at your OEM first, and if PC is super new, the OEM now has no drivers at all there and only PnP works at Microsoft,com (policy changes tricky at HP I see)
If your hair falls out now, this is normal.
Is there a cure, for this?, sure, next time back up all your drivers, and download all OEM drivers to say a USB memory stick or to your backup server of any kind.
Here is proof of such tactics.
GENERATION 1: (XP install fails for lack of SATA chip drivers, F6 HELL and or NO HDD FOUND.)
XP SATA support: if this fails the OS installer shows, no HDD found. (sure the chip is missing to it)
2001 to 2003 years had very thin line of SATA chip support and not one is Intels.
Facts on SATA, in 2004 (Q2) Intel Shipped, The first ICH5 South Bridge with only 2 SATA ports (and x2 IDE ports) 82801EB (B = base set) There are RAID versions, ER.
VEN_8086, DEV_24D1 (D1 = sata sections)ID's.
Me fooling around at Intel.com intel I discovered it dropped almost all ICH support for Intel South Bridges, that did exist back in 2004 to 2007. (if one is savvy one can find then on the internet , searching)
Your OEM PC maker may still have a set of drivers, for a 2001 PC, but most do not, (Dell does, they have the deepest support of any PC made even beating HP)
The 801s below only support IDE (801E is first chip to do SATA. See my Mirror below for the old Intel driver set for 801E up.
The trouble here is when Intel ends support so does Microsoft. (PnP servers get these driver deleted) The OEM may not delete them, ok?
Intel offical support 2018 on XP, note vast ICH chips missing and "E" for sure.
My questions is what is the ICH5 to 10 support for XP at Intel first then at MS PnP servers.
I see no support at MS Pnp servers for the above but for the below yes.
I have this huge driver pack for storage devices (chips A to V and for sure all old intel) v12.09 here.
The LOST drivers, are here.
The ICH5 to 9 XP/Vista drivers I have, are here, lost at intel.com and mirrored here.(2004 to 2007 years.)
Gen2: (are not lost yet)
2008 started PCH set (hubs) now has SATA began series 5. P55 and PM55 is mobile. Q3-2009 XP is full supported at Intel.com
Intel shows only these have support " INF Update Utility - Primarily for Intel® 6, 5, 4, 3, 900 Series Chipsets" (ALL ARE MODERN BRIDGES)
Windows 2000 upto W7, and Server 2003 /2008 both.
None of the above is in the XP Install disk so errors out showing no HDD detected.
The XP disk supports 2001 to 2003 non Intel chips and only a few.
One other trick with XP is SP3, service pack 3 has more SATA drivers added (but is very limited) but I flat refuse to make a list of that, but do get XP install disk that shows "with SP3" on the label, ok?
I do have a home made from legal MS real disk, slipped stream XP disk with all SATA drivers and all Ethernet chips ever made that supports XP. (see my Monster CD here)
This is all I know on XP , all else I wish to forget FAST !
The REAL DEAL! THIS CD. (can be had new in box of ebay, called NOS, new OLD stock. and is legit and COA key good.
The future of XP is here. See my GIF's: (Cures and symptoms)
2001 PC's getting serviced?
The nuke option is best for 2001 PCs and for older we use for boat anchors.
Next is running Pirate XP or Torrent version?, then doing banking? OOPS? that be CRAZY.
Endless crashing, XP loves to Crash, even for GILL BATES. (even standing on stage !)
Typical XP users, mostly every day from 2014 to infinity. (gee get W7 ok?)
Best solution is nuke this PC, buy 2010+ PC and put on W7 or W10, end the endless pain of XP.
XP is a virus magnet and its broswer IE8 or older is not allowed at all on vast numbers of web site, and growing and IE11 can not be installed on XP, but Firefox v60+ will.
version-9 8-21-2017 (less is more revision, 12/2018 all is this page is in my opinion only, and can change easy as the world or MS changes. This is not HP affiliated in anyway, nor MS.