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P55 INF driver ver:9.1.1.1014 last real support for win2k Pro

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I'm looking for the last stable chipset to use windows 2000 pro on. It looks like p55 chipsets may work with drivers INF driver ver:9.1.1.1014 is this correct? I need to run a $250k program that only uses office 97 and win2k but doesn't like vmware workstation.

 

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Have you  thought of VirtualPC?

What, exactly, are the requirements of the $250k program? Odd that it "uses" Office97/Win2k at that price...


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 I need to run a $250k program that only uses office 97 and win2k but doesn't like vmware workstation.

And - out of curiosity - what do you do in your free time (I mean when you are not busy managing your nuclear plant :w00t:)? 

 

Seriously ;), there are reports of people (sometimes using a trick or two) installing and using Windows 2000 on later chipsets,  like the p67:

http://www.msfn.org/...-mode-with-w2k/

h67:

http://www.msfn.org/...boot-up-was-gi/

and z77:

http://www.msfn.org/...k-on-intel-z77/

besides p55:

http://www.msfn.org/...n-windows-2000/

without any reported stability problem, but yes, if you mean the official Intel Chipset drivers that's about it, though I seem to remember that a 9.2. *something* still supports 2K :unsure:

 

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Thanks for the leads, I've been searching for a few day. I tried a Z77 but not much luck. It is a railroad dispatching program that the company bought back in 2002-2004. Real pain in the a** program that must run under 256 Color, needs ODBC data sources from access 97. If you look at wrong it will crash to desktop. I also need 2 monitors support, no Vware program that I found supports this with win2k guest. We have talked about upgrading the program but that will cost another $500k-1.5mil. So I'm trying to hope it along for a few more years.


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The most recent, and presumably last, Intel Chipset Device Software to officially support Windows 2000 Professional (or Windows XP, for that matter) is v.1.1.54.0 aka v. 9.3.2.1020, from August of 2013.



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Hmmm, as I see it, between US$ 0 and US$ 1.5 million there are quite a few shades of gray.

 

I mean, if we are talking real money, with anything between US$ 20,000 and US$ 200,000 you can have *anything* among (just ideas):

  1. a custom developed chipset driver
  2. a custom developed motherboard (actually several hundreds of them)
  3. that program "fixed" to run in a more stable and less "picky" way
  4. Colinux http://www.colinux.org/developed to your exact requirements/needs

 

But there are several companies around specialized in "replacement hardware for the industry" that sell "custom made" motherboards/systems that can run *any* OS, typically they cost twice or thrice a typical "commercial" desktop, but nothing that cannot be actually afforded.

 

As an example (and NOT an endorsement/recommendation), this thingy here:

http://www.nixsys.com/nx-l90.html

with ALL options, fastish processor (Intel P4 3.06GHz 512 Cache - 533MHz FSB ), max possible RAM of 2 Gb, 2x320 Gb hard disks, Gigabit NIC, Geforce dual video card, and a Windows 2000 license totals less than US$ 1200.

 

I believe that trains are not increasing their traveling speed at the same rate PC's increase their performance, so that if you managed to use that crazy piece of software on 2002 hardware for more than 10 years, such a motherboard can run it for the next ten.

 

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Hmmm, as I see it, between US$ 0 and US$ 1.5 million there are quite a few shades of gray.

 

I mean, if we are talking real money, with anything between US$ 20,000 and US$ 200,000 you can have *anything* among (just ideas):

  1. a custom developed chipset driver
  2. a custom developed motherboard (actually several hundreds of them)
  3. that program "fixed" to run in a more stable and less "picky" way
  4. Colinux http://www.colinux.org/developed to your exact requirements/needs

 

But there are several companies around specialized in "replacement hardware for the industry" that sell "custom made" motherboards/systems that can run *any* OS, typically they cost twice or thrice a typical "commercial" desktop, but nothing that cannot be actually afforded.

 

As an example (and NOT an endorsement/recommendation), this thingy here:

http://www.nixsys.com/nx-l90.html

with ALL options, fastish processor (Intel P4 3.06GHz 512 Cache - 533MHz FSB ), max possible RAM of 2 Gb, 2x320 Gb hard disks, Gigabit NIC, Geforce dual video card, and a Windows 2000 license totals less than US$ 1200.

 

I believe that trains are not increasing their traveling speed at the same rate PC's increase their performance, so that if you managed to use that crazy piece of software on 2002 hardware for more than 10 years, such a motherboard can run it for the next ten.

 

jaclaz

Thanks, I'll try colinux.org. Hardware is cheap, it's the software that is proprietary and they know that they may only get 10-50 sold copies. So those upgrade cost are to move to a new software platform. All dispatching software fetch crazy prices, look at radio it can cost anywhere from $50k-250K for an IP radio console setup.






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