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Old 06-08-2005, 09:46 PM   #1
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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
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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...
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Old 06-09-2005, 12:29 PM   #3
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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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Old 06-10-2005, 04:29 AM   #4
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Don't be too surprised. I've heard that Win XP 64 is very unstable and quite unusable.
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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.
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Old 06-10-2005, 10:06 PM   #6
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Most statements are subjective. Anyway, it wasn't a statement. It was just something I heard off the net.
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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...
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Whats SO different about the x64 version and the x86 version?
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Old 06-11-2005, 10:09 PM   #9
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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.
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Old 06-12-2005, 11:13 AM   #10
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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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