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can i run windows xp 32bit on a 64bit machine

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by DocReed, Jul 27, 2011.

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  1. DocReed

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    I have purchase new PC with i7 3.20 processor, want to know if you can i run windows xp pro 32bit on a 64bit machine ( I see some answers from 2007)
     
  2. flavallee

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    I'm assuming you purchased that computer with Windows 7(64-bit) pre-installed.

    Why are you wanting to downgrade it to Windows XP(32-bit)?

    Yes, you can run 32-bit Windows in it.

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    What's the brand name, model name, and model number of that computer?

    Have you determined if Windows XP drivers exist for all of its devices?

    It likely has a SATA hard drive - which the Windows XP CD doesn't have native support for.

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  3. DocReed

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    no windows 7 installed
     
  4. Noyb

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    Make and Model number of the computer please.
     
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    Are you saying Windows 7 did NOT come pre-installed in it?

    You need to be more specific and clearer in your replies.

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  6. DocReed

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    cyberpower x58 configurator, if I must have win 7, I will buy it, but it will take time, I'm unemployed old computer running out of steam
     
  7. DocReed

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    out of money to cut cost, I ask no win 7 and yes SATA 3 drive
     
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    You're still hard to understand.

    Are you saying that computer currently has no Windows operating system in it?

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  9. DocReed

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    to cut cost, i asked no OS win 7. Thank you for your help
    Good Day to all
     
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    Someone else will need to assist you who can communicate with and understand you.

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  11. MrTreble

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    New hardware, old OS? 32 or 64 bit is irrelevant. I would think you may run into two types of problems. Drivers for your new hardware may not work on XP. The second is licensing. Are you using XP installation disks from your old XP system and the license is probably OEM? You may have problems with that.

    Try it and see what happens. You can always wipe the disk and start over.

    Consider Linux or OpenBSD on your new hardware. You can get various flavors for free on Al Gore's InterWeb.
     
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    The OP is saying he bought a computer with no OS and he did this to save the cost on buying. I am presuming he wants to put XP 32 bit on it is because he has that CD available, correct?

    Well yes you can and there will be no issues at all in terms of drivers. If there are 64 bit drivers available for the hardward then there will definitly be 32 bit ones available.
     
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    We still don't know the hardware specs of that computer, so there may be 2 problems waiting for him:

    1. Windows XP drivers not available for all of its devices.

    2. The Windows XP CD not having native support for a SATA hard drive.

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  14. mucker2010

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    Flavalle have confirmed point 2? As far as I know XP does support SATA drives and there are no issues.

    Also XP isn't an old system like NT. Most hardward still have drivers availble for NT so they will definitly have XP. The drivers for XP work on 2000 as well. There is no way any hardware manufacturer are going to release hardward that doesn't support XP, it just isn't old enough yet and a lot of users still use it.
     
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    When I upgraded my computer back to XP ...
    I made a new XP install disc with the SATA drivers built in ..
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