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    Default 32-bit xp in a 64-bit laptop

    Iím 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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    Default Re: 32-bit xp in a 64-bit laptop

    Yes, it'll do just fine.

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    Default Re: 32-bit xp in a 64-bit laptop

    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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    Default Re: 32-bit xp in a 64-bit laptop

    It's not like that jump. It's like jumping from 32 to 16. Why would you do that?
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    Default Re: 32-bit xp in a 64-bit laptop

    Here is a basic guide to 64-bit.


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    Default Re: 32-bit xp in a 64-bit laptop

    Is the new AW m17x a 32-bit OR a 64-bit laptop ?

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    Default Re: 32-bit xp in a 64-bit laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by lordvader View Post
    Is the new AW m17x a 32-bit OR a 64-bit laptop ?
    What do you mean?
    The AW m17x will have an x64 capable processor. Is that what you are asking?

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    Default Re: 32-bit xp in a 64-bit laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by goofball View Post
    What do you mean?
    The AW m17x will have an x64 capable processor. Is that what you are asking?
    yes will it have x64 capable processor ?

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    Default Re: 32-bit xp in a 64-bit laptop

    Yes, core 2 duo is x64 capable.

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    Default Re: 32-bit xp in a 64-bit laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by goofball View Post
    Yes, core 2 duo is x64 capable.
    thank you

 

 
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