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Message 46092 - Posted: 6 Jan 2017 | 14:46:07 UTC
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Is there somewhere I can download windows xp 64 bit for free? I want to utilize my hardware more, and can someone explain to me SWAN_SYNC and where to change it?

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Message 46093 - Posted: 6 Jan 2017 | 17:18:59 UTC - in response to Message 46092.

Is there somewhere I can download windows xp 64 bit for free? I want to utilize my hardware more, and can someone explain to me SWAN_SYNC and where to change it?

I doubt that microsoft will make it free. Anyway the newer NV drivers are not being made compatible with xp. A better choice might be Linux. Skgiven has a very nice thread on installing Linux for GPUGrid. I keep meaning to get around to trying it, but so far haven't:

https://gpugrid.net/forum_thread.php?id=4305

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Message 46094 - Posted: 6 Jan 2017 | 22:26:45 UTC - in response to Message 46092.

Is there somewhere I can download windows xp 64 bit for free?

A quick google search gave me some results, but I would not trust any modified CD image files. Every original MS Windows XP install CD image file has 0xFFFFFFFF CRC value. Image files which have an extra "*.nfo" file containing release group info, and/or product key usually have other modified files also (trojans, backdoors, viruses).

I want to utilize my hardware more, and can someone explain to me SWAN_SYNC and where to change it?

To apply the swan_sync environmental value:
Click Start, copy & paste systempropertiesadvanced and press [enter].
Click on [Environmental Variables]
Look for the lower section called "System Variables", click on the [New] button below the list of System Variables.
Type swan_sync in the name field
Type 1 in the Value field
Click [OK] 3 times.
Exit BOINC manager with stopping scientific applications.
Start BOINC manager.

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Message 46156 - Posted: 12 Jan 2017 | 15:17:03 UTC - in response to Message 46094.
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I have a dell OEM windows XP iso disk that I can upload. You'll have to install the latest service pack though because it comes with service pack 1.

Also, windows xp does not work if you install from a usb. A CD is recommended so you can burn it on there. You'd have to get the product key on your own if your machine is not a dell OEM.

If you want a much easier transition, it's recommended that you use Linux as Beyond has stated.

Windows XP will only support certain gpu's as beyond has stated as well and not the 10 series.

Hope this helps

-Logan

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