Can I Install XP Pro 32bit on my 64bit machine?

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rajhu

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Hello and thanks in advance for your help.

I currently have two 64 bit laptops that I'd like to downgrade to Windows XP Pro 32 bit.

Both are HP dv6 models.

The first is I believe a dv6-1350us and is running Windows Vista.

According to the tech guy he says I have to install a 64-bit operating system like XP Pro 64. I'd like to confirm if this is really true or not.

The second computer is dv6-1355dx and running Windows 7 Home Premium. So can I downgrade this to XP Pro 32 bit?

Supposedly there are drivers available to make this change. But according to my tech guy he believes I have to use a 64 bit operating system with a 64 bit machine. So maybe Windows XP Pro 64 bit would work.

Any help or suggestions would be great.

Thanks
 
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You can install either a 32 bit or 64 bit operating system on a 64 bit processor . .
 

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Hello and thanks in advance for your help.

I currently have two 64 bit laptops that I'd like to downgrade to Windows XP Pro 32 bit.

Both are HP dv6 models.

The first is I believe a dv6-1350us and is running Windows Vista.

According to the tech guy he says I have to install a 64-bit operating system like XP Pro 64. I'd like to confirm if this is really true or not.

The second computer is dv6-1355dx and running Windows 7 Home Premium. So can I downgrade this to XP Pro 32 bit?

Supposedly there are drivers available to make this change. But according to my tech guy he believes I have to use a 64 bit operating system with a 64 bit machine. So maybe Windows XP Pro 64 bit would work.

Any help or suggestions would be great.

Thanks
Here is the support and software site for the HP Pavilion dv6-1350us laptop.

Here is the support and software site for the HP Pavilion dv6-1355dx laptop.

No Windows XP drivers are available for download for the devices in those laptops.

Here is some reading about downgrading HP laptops to Windows XP.

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