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deadmorozz
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Hardware for ReactOs?

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What would be most fitting brands/hardware for this OS?

oldman
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Re: Hardware for ReactOs?

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deadmorozz wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 2:53 pm
What would be most fitting brands/hardware for this OS?
Dell Latitude D531

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Julcar
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Re: Hardware for ReactOs?

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deadmorozz wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 2:53 pm
What would be most fitting brands/hardware for this OS?
Barely any mainboard hardware is supported by ReactOS, additions are other story...

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Re: Hardware for ReactOs?

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deadmorozz wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 2:53 pm
What would be most fitting brands/hardware for this OS?
ReactOS User FAQ (Testing ReactOS on Real Hardware) wrote:If you want your testing to go well then choose XP or Vista era hardware as the typical combinations of hardware from that time are more likely to work with ReactOS. Later, more modern technology is best put to use running ReactOS in a VM as it is unlikely that ReactOS will boot at the hardware level at all.

SUMMARY: Don't install ReactOS anywhere where it could adversely affect your precious belongings, data or otherwise.
I personally recommend choosing hardware that came from the factory with Microsoft Windows XP already installed.
My second choice would be hardware available with Windows XP as a factory-installed option.

If possible, verify that Windows XP successfully installs and runs on the test hardware before trying ReactOS.
If Windows XP cannot run on the test hardware then ReactOS probably won't run on it.

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