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Windows 7: Windows Xp 32 Bit to XP 64 Bit


12 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 
Windows Xp 32 Bit to XP 64 Bit

I've had enough of Windows 7 due to the fact so much software i've got isn't compatible with it. I've now resorted back to trusty XP.

I have currently installed Windows XP Pro, 32 Bit.

I have a dual core processor (64 Bit) so i'm wanting a o/s that can take advantage of this, XP Pro 64 Bit.

Is it a simple case of insert the 64 bit disc and press install and it add's and remove's the nessecery files?, or dose it need to be a clean install?, Such ass a system format and a complete fresh install?

Thanks
Dan

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12 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Well I see you have the Professional version. Have you tried using XP Mode? It is a virtual XP machine. Seeing as you will need to reinstall your programs anyway, you have nothing to lose, and you get to keep your 7 installation.

Although if you do decide to get rid of Windows 7, can I have your product key?

j/k
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13 Feb 2010   #3

@Home: Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 / @Work: Windows 8 RP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dannyboy2005 View Post
I've had enough of Windows 7 due to the fact so much software i've got isn't compatible with it. I've now resorted back to trusty XP.

I have currently installed Windows XP Pro, 32 Bit.

I have a dual core processor (64 Bit) so i'm wanting a o/s that can take advantage of this, XP Pro 64 Bit.

Is it a simple case of insert the 64 bit disc and press install and it add's and remove's the nessecery files?, or dose it need to be a clean install?, Such ass a system format and a complete fresh install?

Thanks
Dan
Different Windows architectures = completely different Windows OS. So, if you want to install XP x64 you need to clean install.
By the way... I'm very curious about the software you've got that isn't compatible with Windows 7. I've installed Windows 7 since more than one year ago and have installed to more than 300 people where I work and only had 2 or 3 isolated programs that had incompatibilities with Windows 7. Can you tell us what software are you using?
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13 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GatoSoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dannyboy2005 View Post
I've had enough of Windows 7 due to the fact so much software i've got isn't compatible with it. I've now resorted back to trusty XP.

I have currently installed Windows XP Pro, 32 Bit.

I have a dual core processor (64 Bit) so i'm wanting a o/s that can take advantage of this, XP Pro 64 Bit.

Is it a simple case of insert the 64 bit disc and press install and it add's and remove's the nessecery files?, or dose it need to be a clean install?, Such ass a system format and a complete fresh install?

Thanks
Dan
Different Windows architectures = completely different Windows OS. So, if you want to install XP x64 you need to clean install.
By the way... I'm very curious about the software you've got that isn't compatible with Windows 7. I've installed Windows 7 since more than one year ago and have installed to more than 300 people where I work and only had 2 or 3 isolated programs that had incompatibilities with Windows 7. Can you tell us what software are you using?
I was thinking it would be a clean install

I'll be keeping Win 7, as i got this for a bargain price

The software that doesn't really work with Win 7 are programs such as Router, My sound card (although it works, i have limited options within the program to change the sound settings). My printer isn't supported via win 7 updates, nor is there a Win 7 driver on HP's website. Several games and My motherboard isn't supported at all. The ASUS website has no options for the A8N-SLI Deluxe mobo for Win 7.

Although, now back on XP. XP dose seem to run a little slower then Win 7 Pro 64 Bit. I can only assume this is due to the fact i'm running a 32 bit program, instead of a 64 bit?
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13 Feb 2010   #5

@Home: Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 / @Work: Windows 8 RP
 
 

Why coming back to old XP?
You've the same sound card that I have. You could have tried Daniel_K drivers before the XP install (http://forums.creative.com/t5/Sound-...LS/td-p/549311). That worked awesome for me. I'm currently using equalization, CMSS Surround, Crystalizer and bass redirection on my 5.1 sound system. Not to mention that this drivers are full supporting EAX for my games.
About your HP printer, I didn't know any model that doesn't works on Windows 7. Some models doesn't have drivers for Windows 7, but have for Vista and those works on 7 too... try giving me the model, I could help you.
By the way... a router USING DRIVERS? That sound odd for me... Which brand and model?
About your motherboard's chipset, use Vista drivers. Those drivers works fine for nForce 4.
The other devices you've all have Windows 7's drivers.

Now, you choose:
1) Your creepy old XP 32 bits with poor performance (even more poor when you finish doing Windows Update )
2) The creepy XP 64 bits edition that has incompatibilities everywhere and isn't much faster than his 32 bits brother.
3) Get rid of your incompatibility issues and use a superior, more efficient and beautiful software like Windows 7 x64 is.


Hope you make a wise choice.
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13 Feb 2010   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dannyboy2005 View Post
I've had enough of Windows 7 due to the fact so much software i've got isn't compatible with it. I've now resorted back to trusty XP.

I have currently installed Windows XP Pro, 32 Bit.

I have a dual core processor (64 Bit) so i'm wanting a o/s that can take advantage of this, XP Pro 64 Bit.

Is it a simple case of insert the 64 bit disc and press install and it add's and remove's the nessecery files?, or dose it need to be a clean install?, Such ass a system format and a complete fresh install?

Thanks
Dan


Hello Dan,

To address your compatibility issues, I suggest you try XP mode, as another poster mentioned! Install and use Windows XP Mode in Windows 7.

You could also try running your programs using the program compatibility troubleshooter: Make older programs run in this version of Windows.

Cheers,
Tara
Windows Outreach Team
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