Can i change from 32-bit to 64-bit windows xp

June 23, 2011 at 03:48:42
Specs: Windows XP
Windows XP home Edition
Service Pack 3
503.37 MB

My laptop is running so slow, i use Auslogics boostspeed regularly,
kaspersky Anti-virus, Ccleaner, IE 6, i downloaded Opera and found it to
be much faster than IE, but then Opera became very slow so i uninstalled
it. I have orderd more memory from & i am hoping this may speed
things up. What else can i do to make my laptop perform better?
Thanks any advice will be greatly appreciated.

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June 23, 2011 at 04:00:50
1. You don't really have enough memory to run XP-64.

2. XP-64 has its own problems, particularly the availabilty of device drivers. This is particularly pronounced with a laptop.

3. (Here comes the killer.) The Pentium M is a 32-bit processor. It can't run a 64-bit Operating System.

The best way to speed up you laptop is to install more memory. It may well be beneficial to also reinstall XP and clear out the rubbish that has accumulated over the ages. Other than that, a new laptop is the only answer.

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June 23, 2011 at 06:13:26
I agree with ijack. Your biggest problem is lack of RAM. According to Crucial, your system can handle up to 2GB (2 x 1GB), is that what you ordered?

Why are you still running IE6? Many sites don't even support it anymore. You should upgrade to IE8. And I suggest you dump Auslogics Boostspeed (hopefully you didn't pay for it) & Kaspersky. There are plenty of freebie utilities & anti-virus programs that work just as well, if not better. Try AVG Free or Microsoft Security Essentials.

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June 24, 2011 at 17:10:09
thanx for replying my toshiba is an old laptop but it runs bit faster than my Dell inspiron 6000.... lol there actually craptops now. thanx for ur help though . x

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