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Windows 7: Changing from xp to windows 7

15 Dec 2009   #11

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Double booting is always a messy proposition.

But maybe you should ....
One could check out Brink's tutorial, using "Method One", when XP is already installed:

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

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15 Dec 2009   #12

Windows XP

well i am ordering 2x2gb sticks of ram to up my memory to 4gb... so does it make sense to go with 64bit with 4gb of new memory or should i just got with the 32 bit for less problems?

I dont care about my old xp i just want to save my music/pictures/ and some files on a 4-8gb usb flash drive and transfer them over to my newly installed Windows 7
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15 Dec 2009   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64

Go for x64 and as much memory as your motherboard supports and you can afford.
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15 Dec 2009   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

I would take a look in the Software section of this forum to see if the games, apps, etc. you use/like work in the 64 bit environment. If no problems there, then install 64 bit, especially if you're upgrading to 4GB of RAM.
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15 Dec 2009   #15
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

If you can live with the restrictions and problems of 64bit, go for it. I would not touch it with a 10 foot pole. Reminds me too much the early days of Vista. Just browse the forums and you will see.
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