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Windows XP 32 bit to 64 bit?
Cpt. Lock 
21/8/08 11:22:22 AM
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Is it possible to do an install of windows xp 64 bit edition over the top of a 32 bit install?

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osama_bin_athlon 
21/8/08 11:24:42 AM
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no.
you have to boot from the CD
it's an entirely different OS, built on Server 2003. it's best to wipe the XP x32 partition, and start the whole process from scratch, I've found.



Edited by osama_bin_athlon: 21/8/2008 11:27:25 AM

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Cpt. Lock 
21/8/08 11:27:07 AM
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Yes but do I have to do an upgrade install or do I have to do a complete reinstall?

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osama_bin_athlon 
21/8/08 11:28:24 AM
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you can't upgrade, clean install it - it won't even run in XP x32

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....it's called a 'snuke'.

Cpt. Lock 
21/8/08 11:33:19 AM
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It's just a pain in the arse to reinstall everything just for 500mb of RAM

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drago13666 
21/8/08 11:47:24 AM
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lol i'd sacrifice the 500meg of ram, xp 64 has more driver issues than vista, if your not going to go to vista i wouldn't bother, "upgrading" xp 32 to 64 if possible would be a complete nightmare, having you try and uninstall then reinstall new drivers throught the whole experience.

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Cpt. Lock 
21/8/08 11:59:45 AM
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Meh... I'm not going anywhere near Vista it's just not that much of an advantage the only real advantage is 500mb of ram and argueably DX10 and I don't even play that much crysis to notice.

To many bugs, to much bloatware, I was going to go to XP64 to get my full 4gb of RAM but i'm definitely not moving to vista

FWIW all my hardware is less then 6 months old except for my hard drives and optical drives so I don't think that drivers will be the issue


Edited by Cpt. Lock: 21/8/2008 12:01:43 PM

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iamthemaxx 
21/8/08 12:29:02 PM
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If you are on newer hardware then Vista is the way to go.
Not sure where the bloatware is....but bugs are inevitable (not that I have found any).

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Cpt. Lock 
21/8/08 5:54:08 PM
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No Vista isn't the way to go I've used it I don't like it, I've heard nothing but complaints from the tech guys who do the tech work where I work, I'm fairly knowledgeable as well. Even after SP1 it still runs like shit in comparison to XP

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osama_bin_athlon 
21/8/08 8:55:29 PM
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I hate Vista....I tried to like it, I have new hardware, had new hardware in my prior machine too, it's just one headache after another. even tried the latest June edition of Vista - I'm having no problems with XP x64 - I think the driver support has improved since the old days.....in fact, I'm sure it has - everything works! even my old Canon Pixma iP6210D, which I had problems with (in XP x64) before.


Edited by osama_bin_athlon: 21/8/2008 9:20:28 PM

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iamthemaxx 
21/8/08 9:03:15 PM
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Quote by Cpt. Lock
No Vista isn't the way to go I've used it I don't like it, I've heard nothing but complaints from the tech guys who do the tech work where I work, I'm fairly knowledgeable as well. Even after SP1 it still runs like shit in comparison to XP



Says you.
I have had the opposite experience.

I am a big fan of XP64 as well, but the underlying tech improvements in Vista are worth the move.

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Cpt. Lock 
21/8/08 10:53:14 PM
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I'm prepared to admit there's those that like Vista, but there's plenty more who don't. From what little i've used of it at clients residences and on other peoples computers I don't like it. Even the UI gives me the shits not to mention it's a resource hog and I don't give a damn if i've got the resources to waste it's a resource hog. The one and only thing that would have any relevance as to why I might use Vista is DX10 but all current DX10 games including Crysis are fairly average

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CameronMcDonald 
21/8/08 11:18:50 PM
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Yeah, I'm a Vista fan myself, but I know at least 3 guys who constantly bitch about it to balance me out. I don't care all that much about the extra FPS I might get from running an XP-based system, probably cause I'm one of those idiots who can't stand having less than the most recent MS OS.

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osama_bin_athlon 
22/8/08 8:40:02 AM
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I can play Crysis on 'Very High' with XP x64 (and x32) - there's hacks around....
;)
but then, I never liked win2K 'till around SP3 - I was a 98lite diehard - guess it'll be the same with Vista....maybe - the only things that I can see that it has going for it, is DX10, and WMC, otherwise, it's winME2 - I wouldn't recommend it to any of my customers.

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bnew 
22/8/08 9:12:29 AM
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Quote by drago13666
lol i'd sacrifice the 500meg of ram, xp 64 has more driver issues than vista, if your not going to go to vista i wouldn't bother, "upgrading" xp 32 to 64 if possible would be a complete nightmare, having you try and uninstall then reinstall new drivers throught the whole experience.



I have found the opposite to be true. I've been using XP 64bit on my gaming pc for about a year and have been very happy with it- reliable, quick and haven't had any driver issues. Have been using Vista at work for about 6 months and have had quite a few driver-related issues.

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Cpt. Lock 
22/8/08 9:14:00 AM
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Quote by CameronMcDonald
Yeah, I'm a Vista fan myself, but I know at least 3 guys who constantly bitch about it to balance me out. I don't care all that much about the extra FPS I might get from running an XP-based system, probably cause I'm one of those idiots who can't stand having less than the most recent MS OS.



Well until Microsoft start chopping features out of Windows XP to get us to upgrade I'm going to stick with tried and true and Directx 10 judging by the only big name game in Crysis so far seems to be more of a bug then a feature.

Windows XP SP3 runs slick and really uses bugger all resources on a modern computer. Quite personally I care more about functionality then eye candy and as such I'm running the windows classic theme on windows XP if I wanted eye candy I'd just boot into OS X which I also have installed.

Lets remember an OS is a tool and when it comes to tools you want the most reliable one which Vista as yet has proven not to be

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lunchbox1988 
22/8/08 1:21:45 PM
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I use Vista at home on PC and EEEPC and XP at work.

I would use Vista at work if I didn't have to support XP, seriously, it is so much nicer to use, especially on new hardware.

Go Vista 64 or leave XP 32 on there, do not, I repeat, do not use XP X64, it is too hard to get around driver and app issues.

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robzy 
22/8/08 5:25:27 PM
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Is an XP32 CDKEY good for XP64?

Rob.

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Cpt. Lock 
22/8/08 5:27:54 PM
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I'm about to test that theory once I obtain a copy of XP 64 from uncle torrence to go with the sticker i've got.

I think I'm gonna install it on one of my other partitions if it phails I can always delete it


Edited by Cpt. Lock: 22/8/2008 05:29:32 PM

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lunchbox1988 
22/8/08 8:01:31 PM
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robzy, I am not sure, it might be worth a try though, the worst that will happen is that the install will fail.

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