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18 Nov 2009   #21
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FredPinVT View Post
Brink; thanks. My Dell XPS is a 32 bit system. I have finally found the information on migrating from 32B to 64B and the answer is in the above link.

Brink, more info; I bought my computer in 2007 from Dell. It was a (XPS) Vista Machine and I told them I wanted XP not Vista, because of the problems with Vista. They hesitated but when I told them I would look elsewhere they sold me the system.

Obviously their new Intel dual core processors are capable of running 32 or 64 bit systems. As my system met migration from 32 to 64B and drivers were updated, to my last piece of hardware, everything is now working. I'm not sure where you are but I will invite you to come and witness my computer operating a 64B system.

The fact of the upgrade not having the ability to migrate 32 to 64B is no surprise, the upgrade is least expensive and a giveaway for most recent systems, (until final release), why would Microsoft shoot themselves in the foot? Not when there's money to be made! :-)

Thanks again,

Fred
Fred, we have been telling you the whole time that you would only be able to do a clean install as in the tutorials below when going from a 32-bit operating system (ex: Vista or Windows 7) to a 64-bit operating system. That link that you had posted is just telling you the same thing. It has always been like this for any operating system, and not just the ones that Microsoft makes.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

or

Clean Install Windows 7


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18 Nov 2009   #22
FredPinVT

Win XP
 
 

The computer, Dell XPS 410/910, had win XP Pro installed, 32 Bit, (per my request). Perhaps their anticipated sale was for Vista 64 bit? In either case, the processor I have allows either 32 or 64 Bit. I think I'll look up the processor at Intel's web site and check the specs? Or maybe I'll google it?

Thanks...
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18 Nov 2009   #23
FredPinVT

Win XP
 
 

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18 Nov 2009   #24
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Fred,

Yep, that CPU is a 64-bit CPU that supports either a 32-bit or 64-bit operating system.

Intel® Core 2 Duo Processor E4300 (2M Cache, 1.80 GHz, 800 MHz FSB) with SPEC Code(s) SL9TB, SLA99
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18 Nov 2009   #25
AngelProcesser

 

The 64 bit processor shown here on the Intel website:

Intel® Core?2 Duo Processor E4300 (2M Cache, 1.80 GHz, 800 MHz FSB) with SPEC Code(s) SL9TB, SLA99

support 32 bit and 64 bit operating systems.
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18 Nov 2009   #26
FredPinVT

Win XP
 
 

Yep, that explains that. Swanson Photo, I was taking your posts with a bit if sarcasm, not really appreciating your thoughts, for that I apologize. Thanks for your expertise. Thank you too, Brink and Lee.

There is so much sarcasm everywhere today it's hard discerning what is and isn't.

Fred
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18 Nov 2009   #27
AngelProcesser

 

I am here to help, please feel free to ask!
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18 Nov 2009   #28
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Fred. Let us know if you need anything else.
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