MSI Hermes 845GV - Windows XP

Hardware description on main page. XP is installed on slice 3 of the hard drive (ad0 in other operating systems).

Work log

2010-03-13: updated WinXP (automatic updates) and antivirus software.

2009-10-25: updated the win bootloader with entries for FreeBSD and Xubuntu.

2009-10-20: updated antivirus software and WinXP (automatic updates).

2009-07-29: the sound drivers (Realtek ALC) were missing, so I installed then. I also installed the Intel INF (chipset) drivers and the Intel Application Accelerator - don't know if any of those two are useful. We'll see.

2009-07-24: I needed a windows machine to run the software for my FPGA development board (windows only). So I created slice 3 on ad0 and installed XP on the machine. I Needed to get a network driver from MSI drivers site. The LAN chip is an Intel 82562 PRO 10/100. I also had to install the VGA driver manually.