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Old 09-20-2005, 04:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 64/32bit HD compatabilities?

Is it possible to take the hard-drive from my 32bit computer running XP Pro (FAT32 filing system) and plug it into a 64bit computer as a slave to the primary hard drive running Windows64 (NTFS filing system).

If so would it require a simple 'repair install' to let Windows know where the program is?

You see, im considering buying a high-spec 64bit machine for gaming but reinstalling every application that I use would take forever, and burning all the downloads to CD/DVD for transfer would take too long...

Although, is Windows 64 able to connect in ethernet with XP Pro.. Im assuming it will be designed to to keep it's customers :P


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Old 09-20-2005, 05:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yeah XP 64 connects with XP Home / Pro ect.

You will have to reinstall most of the programs if you switch to x64. Infact if you buy a new computer, you have to reinstall most of the programs regardless of what you do. Most programs put files in the windows folders...
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