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uninstall XP Professional x64 replace with XP Professional standard 32 bit version

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by 6459mike, Nov 9, 2005.

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  1. 6459mike

    6459mike Thread Starter

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    I just competed building a new system and installed Windows XP Professional X 64 operating system. I do not like it due to incompatability issues with the 32 bit software I own (especially 32 bit drivers, some will not load at all). I would like to uninstall the X64 operating system and install a standard XP Professional OS. Please advise on the proceedure, safest / cleanest way to uninstall the X64 version now on the machine and then install a standard 32 bit XP. Thank you.
     
  2. MysticEyes

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    Just start over. Format your drive and re-install.
     
  3. 6459mike

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    Thank you for the reply. How do I uninstall / remove the current x64 windows operating system so I can "start again" with the new operating system? If I just put a new OS system disk in the cd drive, will it remove the old component on it's own?
     
  4. hansmax

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    It should, as long as you make sure the drive is bootable.
     
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