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Old 02-06-2008, 01:41 PM   #1
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I installed Windows XP pro 32-bit(i think) onto my new pc. My new pc has 4gb of ram and i heard for it to recognize all 4gb you need 64bit. How do i check if my windows is 64 or 32 bit? If it is 32 bit is there any way to upgrade to 64 bit without losing the files?
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I installed Windows XP pro 32-bit(i think) onto my new pc. My new pc has 4gb of ram and i heard for it to recognize all 4gb you need 64bit. How do i check if my windows is 64 or 32 bit? If it is 32 bit is there any way to upgrade to 64 bit without losing the files?
You can't upgrade 32 bit to 64 bit.
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why didnt you get 64bit vista .
xp is starting to get old. and there are no compatibility issues with vista.
especially now that sp1 is coming out
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u gotta do a fresh install of the 64bit OS
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u gotta do a fresh install of the 64bit OS
Okay..I'll just backup on an external drive then..How do i see if i have 32 or 64 bit?
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Default Re: Windows XP Pro 32-bit upgrade to 64-bit?

evrest will tell u..
whens SP1 coming out? im not gonna upgrade to vista till then.
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some time in march
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Everest isnt saying if its 32 or 64 bit...
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Everest isnt saying if its 32 or 64 bit...
Run winver and post the version number

5.1 is 32 bit XP
5.2 is 64 bit XP or Server 2003
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Run winver and post the version number

5.1 is 32 bit XP
5.2 is 64 bit XP or Server 2003
yeah i got 5.1 ...So would i just be fine installing vista ultimate 64 bit on another partition with access to the files?
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