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

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by rajhu, Apr 29, 2010.

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  1. rajhu

    rajhu Thread Starter

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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
     
  2. Old Rich

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    [​IMG] and welcome to the Forum

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

    rajhu Thread Starter

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    Thanks Rich
     
  4. Old Rich

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    You are welcome!
     
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    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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