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Nx5869
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Will Windows XP 64 Bit work on a Dell Optiplex 780 SFF or Optiplex 980 SFF?

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I was planning on buying either a Dell Optiplex 780 SFF or an Dell Optiplex 980 SFF but I would like to know which one will work with Windows XP 64 Bit.

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rdunnill
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RE: Will Windows XP 64 Bit work on a Dell Optiplex 780 SFF or Optiplex 980 SFF?

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They will, but you may need to find drivers.

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Nx5869
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RE: Will Windows XP 64 Bit work on a Dell Optiplex 780 SFF or Optiplex 980 SFF?

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I know that I'll eventually need to find drivers but will they have them. I've installed Windows XP 64 Bit on another pc (an HP) and it worked perfectly but they didn't have the audio drivers.

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rdunnill
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RE: Will Windows XP 64 Bit work on a Dell Optiplex 780 SFF or Optiplex 980 SFF?

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Drivers certainly exist for most of the devices, including the chipset, but they may not be available for the more esoteric hardware. The only way to find out is to try.

Note that Microsoft is ending support for XP in six weeks.

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Nx5869
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RE: Will Windows XP 64 Bit work on a Dell Optiplex 780 SFF or Optiplex 980 SFF?

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I'll be using it offline nothing online. Thanks

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Philip_Yip
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RE: Will Windows XP 64 Bit work on a Dell Optiplex 780 SFF or Optiplex 980 SFF?

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For Windows XP 64 Bit its best to use the somewhat hidden (old ftp website):

http://ftp.dell.com/Browse_For_Drivers/Desktops/Optiplex/OptiPlex%20780/

http://ftp.dell.com/Browse_For_Drivers/Desktops/Optiplex/OptiPlex%20790/

http://ftp.dell.com/Browse_For_Drivers/Desktops/Optiplex/OptiPlex%20980/

This has the old drivers listed of multiple versions including the XP x64 drivers not mentioned on Drivers and Downloads. The new ftp website is slightly broken at present.

Dr Philip Yip
Tech Enthusiast and Author of the Unofficial Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide

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RE: Will Windows XP 64 Bit work on a Dell Optiplex 780 SFF or Optiplex 980 SFF?

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For Windows XP 64 Bit its best to use the somewhat hidden (old ftp website):

http://ftp.dell.com/Browse_For_Drivers/Desktops/Optiplex/OptiPlex%20780/

http://ftp.dell.com/Browse_For_Drivers/Desktops/Optiplex/OptiPlex%20790/

http://ftp.dell.com/Browse_For_Drivers/Desktops/Optiplex/OptiPlex%20980/

This has the old drivers listed of multiple versions including the XP x64 drivers not mentioned on Drivers and Downloads. The new ftp website is slightly broken at present.

I need help installing Windows XP 64-Bit on a Dell Optiplex 780 SFF. Which driver do I need? There are 3 different packages listed under Serial ATA → Driver → Windows XP x64. Can I use nLite to add the driver to the iso when if there is no .inf file? Thank you.

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Nx5869
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RE: Will Windows XP 64 Bit work on a Dell Optiplex 780 SFF or Optiplex 980 SFF?

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I only installed the following drivers:

Chipset - INTEL_CHIPSET-SOFTWARE-INSTA_A05_R302424

Screen - KK37N_WN_9.14.10.5420_A15

Audio - R258847

Network Connection -  INTEL_825XX-GIGABIT-PLATFORM_A06_R290983

Then, I installed the two service packs for Windows XP 64 Bit and Net Framework. It was up and running after that. Hope this helps.

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RE: Will Windows XP 64 Bit work on a Dell Optiplex 780 SFF or Optiplex 980 SFF?

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Thank you.

I was able to find the correct f664flpy driver for installation.

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