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Old 08-24-2020, 10:26 PM   #16
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So, I have Xp running in VirtualBox for just that purpose.
Have you tried Vuescan? It works with a HP flatbed 2400 dpi USB scanner which I bought new in 2001. No amount of tinkering can get this scanner to work any other way under Linux. I haven't got the time or know-how to figure out why... but this program makes it too easy to bother trying. No hoop-jumping, just download it, run it and it works.
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Under the heading of, "while I think about it," some banks ran their ATMs on OS/2 for years, even long after IBM abandoned the project.
Yes, and there are still many of those around... but again, it's highly customised and nothing like the consumer version of the OS.

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Old 08-24-2020, 10:51 PM   #17
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Have you tried Vuescan?......
Yes, didn't work. My scanner is not on the "supported" list.
 
Old 08-24-2020, 11:31 PM   #18
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Yes, didn't work. My scanner is not on the "supported" list.
That's disappointing...

Email them. Their website says that they're always on the lookout for unsupported models.
 
Old 08-25-2020, 12:34 AM   #19
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Mickeysoft has gone so far as to somehow "persuade" (ha!) motherboard/bios manufacturers to make it nearly impossible to install any version of windows, but win10 on newer hardware. Xp flat out will not install. If you plug-in a hard drive that already has Xp installed, it will refuse to boot it. I did manage to get win7 installed, but once done, mickeysoft refused to provide the updates. This was back when win7 was still supported. Perhaps, they don't do this to corporate/commercial customers?
Well in your example there is still a question of whether or not the XP compatible driver for that particular hardware even exists.
In case of old hardware, the XP drivers are already there and the organization can rebuild the system according to their spec because they have access to source.
I highly doubt the ambulance would even consider using XP if they could not modify it, or outsource the modification work to some other company like it's been noted in the OP.
Anyway, I agree with rkelsen about the end result, it would no longer be XP at that point, more like windows 10 hypervisor with XP drivers and XP userspace on top.
It'd be tailored to work only on specific combination of hardware and software, which is arguably too much work and very little benefit for a home user.
I do believe allowing the "obsolete" interfaces on windows 10 would bring great benefit to home users though, especially those with old hardware.

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Old 08-25-2020, 07:19 AM   #20
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......It's nothing to do with the hardware. It's the software that's not capable of running. Windows XP was originally designed to run on 32 bit single-core uniprocessor machines with (in modern terms) limited RAM and storage.....
Not so sure about that. I've seen Xp run perfectly on a multi-core Intel Haswell processor, but that was a few years ago.

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Old 08-25-2020, 07:53 AM   #21
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Not so sure about that. I've seen Xp run perfectly on a multi-core Intel Haswell processor, but that was a few years ago.
Yes, of course. I'm not saying that it can't run on multi-core processors, but that it wasn't originally designed to do so because the technology did not exist at the time. The very first dual core CPUs weren't available until almost a full 5 years after XP was first released.

These days we have 64 core processors, so XP era technologies have been left in the dust, and that's not because the vendors have been instructed to not allow XP to run.
 
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That's disappointing...

Email them. Their website says that they're always on the lookout for unsupported models.
Just left them a message.
It will be interesting to see if they respond.
I'll let you know.
 
  


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