help installing xp 64 bit version

ramb_05

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i am running xp pro and i am trying to install 64 bit version but every time i go to run set up it tells me it is not a valid win32 application...can some one help me
 

Wombät

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I take it you have a 64 bit cpu? The reason I ask is that Win XP x64 will not install on a 32 bit cpu... :p
 

ramb_05

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yeah i have an athlon 64 3000+, so i have no idea why it wont install. when i try to boot off it it says it is trying to enter dos but script a20 is already in use but i dont know what it means
 

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iamroot said:
Don't be too surprised. I've heard that Win XP 64 is very unstable and quite unusable.
This statement is a Furphy, I have had no problems with my install of x64. Also I have have had no problem with any of the apps I have running on it either.
:D
 

iamroot

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Most statements are subjective. Anyway, it wasn't a statement. It was just something I heard off the net.
 

Starr

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You have to reformat your drive I believe. You can't have XP 32-bit upgrade to the x64. It has to be a clean install...
 

iamroot

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Nothing much. Except that the 64 bit edition will take advantage of 64bit processors. And driver support for Windows x86-64 is still quite sucky.
 

lhuser

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@ ramb_05, it's best to stay with 32-bit Windows. It's far much better

@ iamroot, Well, I guess even I'll stay away from 64-bit OS for the rerst of my life. (Until they move to 128-bit processing)
 
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