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bluebolt

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  1. The NVMe drive now in use is an Intel Optane SSD 905P Series SSDPEL1D380GAX1. Other updates include an EVGA 980 Ti video card (by way of Matt's Repository) and a Silverstone SST-ECU04-E USB 3.1 card (been so long I've lost track of where I found the driver). There is no need to involve other OS (such as Windows 7) in the XP x64 installation, so post 1 has been edited.
  2. Confirming you are correct: the 980 Ti card works fine using the same driver sets from BWC.
  3. I've since tested the 980 Ti on W2k Pro (as well as XP x64), and in both instances it works fine. I hope to update the relevant threads soon.
  4. I've used this one daily for 4.5 years -- and I have a pagefile on it:
  5. I think this is the third release in a row with no intermediate Beta release, the last of which was September 24, 2019.
  6. Saw egrabrych's post and hoped that coins would pour out the front of my machine when I ran heinoganda's updater. Dashed again.
  7. Definitely modified installation sources are included; this is why I referred to: The point is, in no instance is USB function achieved. Not with factory-standard / vanilla W2k Pro, nor in any known package. If anyone has information otherwise, I am wide open to it.
  8. re: my sound card Are you referring to the integrated audio chipset (Realtek ALC889)? As with the LAN, if you're trying to make the Gigabyte driver work, your better bet may be the Realtek website drivers. I use R.274. I notice they also have an older one (A.4.06), which I have never tried. Softpedia appears to have some earlier Realtek audio driver versions for W2k Pro that you could try: https://drivers.softpedia.com/get/SOUND-CARD/REALTEK/Realtek-HD-Audio-Codecs-Driver-222-for-2000-XP.shtml Seems you're on a roll, so...keep rolling!
  9. That has long been a wonder of mine, as well. Or maybe the BIOS could be modified--the ASRock motherboards I use actually have an option in the BIOS called "USB Compatibility Patch" to deal with it...but when tested its application has been unreliable (YMMV). In my case the boot-up time is no problem, and though I have read of the CPU temperature issue over the years, have never experienced it myself.
  10. 16. Allow Microsoft Windows Update to do its thing 17. finishing up it looks like this 18. now plug in a USB stick and get USB Mass Storage and Disk Drive notifications as Microsoft Windows Update continues to automatically install the appropriate drivers Instead of "Wellsburg" (X99) your Z68 will refer to "Cougar Point".
  11. 13. looks like this after rebooting; right click on yellow bang "Standard Universal..." to update driver 14. here W2k Pro tries to regress to the original (non-working) drivers 15. Choose "Install one of the other drivers" and go with "Standard Enhanced..."
  12. 10. choose "Microsoft Windows Update" and proceed 11. the installation continues 12. allow the restart
  13. 7. and so 8. then this 9. usb root hub and usb generic hub can be seen installing (click "Next")
  14. 4. choose "Standard USB host controller..." 5. choose "Standard Universal PCI to USB Host Controller" (click "Next") 6. W2k Pro warns; click "Yes"
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