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will a windows 32 os run on a 64 system?


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i am getting a new computer and want to transfer my windows xp pro. to it. only problem is that it is a 64 bit system, and i am running a 32 bit system right now. any help, suggestions, or something?
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yes it will, but you will not see any visible performance gain

and what do you mean by transfer
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I'm thinking that I will just install it on the new computer, using the barcode that is on the old one.
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Legally, you can transfer a copy of Windows XP retail or upgrade, but an OEM version is not legal to transfer

If you do install a copy or retail or upgrade on your new pc, you must legally remove it from the old pc
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yes, i plan to install linux on it
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