I want Windows XP on my 64-bit computer

November 28, 2011 at 18:34:00
Specs: Windows XP
Can I install a Windows XP 32-bit operating system on a 64-bit computer?

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#1
November 28, 2011 at 18:37:11
Yes you can install 32bit O/S onto a 64bit processor!
However, you cannot install a 64bit O/S onto a 32bit processor :)

Hope that cleared up ur worry


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#2
November 28, 2011 at 18:42:35
And since xp is getting old you may need to think about using a virtual machine to get past the issue of drivers and hardware.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#3
November 28, 2011 at 18:50:52
Just cos he got 64 processor, does not mean he must be running SATA connections.
If that is the case then ... driver issues will occure and things gets a bit tricky, however, if IDE connections then there is no big problem with Windows XP.

Anyway, why not Windows 7 ?!
I know it looks "too difficult" at the beginning but you get used to it :)


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#4
November 28, 2011 at 18:57:00
Re #3 - Too Difficult?

I haven't seen any massive difference in MS OS usage since W95. Just things moved about, a few new names and different colors. There are technical advances I grant you.

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#5
November 28, 2011 at 19:00:46
Derek

The message "I know it looks "too difficult" at the beginning but you get used to it :)" was refered to the author/writer since I guess the reason why he wants Windows XP is probably windows7 seems to complicated for him .. hence why he goes for XP.

In that context I kindly directed to him and said "I know it looks diff..." in other words, it looks a bit complicated to a lof of poeple - NOT TO ME but to ppl like him.

Hope I cleared that up for ya :)


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#6
November 28, 2011 at 19:23:57
What jefro was referring to is the driver problem when you go backward such as the OP wants to do. It is theoretically possible to install XP on a 64 bit machine, you have to realize that the hardware is newer and usually there are no drivers for XP for this newer hardware. I would suggest that the OP compile a list of drivers for this hardware before he makes this plunge.

Hope I cleared that up for ya :)


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#7
November 28, 2011 at 19:36:21
Bucki

Yeah, I understand, although MS "claim" that later systems are more user friendly.
Maybe that means it is harder for folk like you and I to get under the hood LOL.

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#8
November 29, 2011 at 01:54:28

Derek

You have issues in understanding!!
Not worth trying to explaing things to you ...


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#9
November 29, 2011 at 09:46:18
Uhh?

The second line of my #7 was intended as a joke if that's the problem.

Whatever, there is no need lower yourself by embarking on personal insults.
I don't believe I said anything to justify that behaviour and I didn't insult you.

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#10
November 29, 2011 at 18:12:11
I typed that wrong. I meant to say and and not any.

I hope that clears everything up.


It would be rather hard for even the most trained person to get a fully working XP on a modern 64 bit computer. The reason is they do not make drivers for modern hardware for xp.

A free virtual machine such as VMplayer or VirtualPC or virtualbox are easy ways to get xp installed and running at the same time and windows 7.

Some of the versions of Windows 7 offer a free windows xp image along with the virtualpc.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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