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Converting from XP Pro to XP Pro x 64


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RjBass

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Ok, so I am planning on doing a slight upgrade to my os, going from standard XP Pro to XP Pro x 64.

Instead of formatting the hdd and starting all over again, I am thinking I can just convert my os installation by going through these steps listed below. The steps are what I normally do to move sombody's hard drive over to a new system while keeping their installation intact.

1. Load the XP Pro x 64 cd from the boot.

2. Select Install Windows and press F8 to agree to the terms.

3. After it finds the previous installation of Windows, I select to repair the installation.

Hopefully after it deletes all the old files, and copy's over the new files and basically re installs the os I should be up and running on XP Pro x 64 without having to redo the entire thing.

Think it will work?
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You cannot upgrade a 32-bit operating system to a 64-bit operating system. The only option that is open to you is to do the format and reinstall the operating system from scratch. I know not the news you wanted to hear, but that's how it is. :)

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Right. Well I guess it was better to ask before I just went ahead and tried.
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Right. Well I guess it was better to ask before I just went ahead and tried.

Always better to ask first. A lot of the time it can save you lots of time and energy. Unfortunately this happens to be one of the times where it doesn't. :)
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