32-bit xp in a 64-bit laptop

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  1. magn3t0

    magn3t0 Notebook Consultant

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    I’m not technically inclined with regards in software-hardware compatibility, so could someone please answer this question for me. Could I install a windows xp 32-bit in my compaq laptop which is a mobile turion 64 without any problem? Thanks
     
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    Arki Super Moderator

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    Yes, it'll do just fine.
     
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    Yes, 32-bit computing is backwards compatible with 64-bit processors, with very little if any performance loss. This is much like the jump from 16 to 32 bit computing years ago.
    A 32-bit version of windows also means you can run the much older 16-bit programs without a hitch.
     
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    Fade To Black The Bad Ass

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    It's not like that jump. It's like jumping from 32 to 16. Why would you do that?
     
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    crash NBR Assassin Super Moderator

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    Here is a basic guide to 64-bit.
     
  6. lordvader

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    Is the new AW m17x a 32-bit OR a 64-bit laptop ?
     
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    What do you mean?
    The AW m17x will have an x64 capable processor. Is that what you are asking?
     
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    yes will it have x64 capable processor ?
     
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    Yes, core 2 duo is x64 capable.
     
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    thank you :)
     
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