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installing winXP Home (32-bit) on AMD 64 Athlon


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#1 donatello

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 08:53 PM

I'm trying to help my sis-in-law with her computer. Dell Dimension C521 AMD Athlon 64 3500+ 2.20 Ghz, 512 memory (yup, she could do with more...)
The computer had been highjacked, 7 Trojans, all types of spyware,etc.. The machine barely ran. I ran Malwarebytes, etc, but I decided to a fresh XP install (has no Dell syst.restore by Symantec)She supplied Dell OS disc. As I found out later, XP HOME is not available in 64-bit and it appears this is a 64-bit system.
Will the machine function properly? :thumbsup:

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 09:05 PM

That OS was what came on it, and is fine.

My 32 bit xp has run fine on a 64 bit amd cpu for over 4 years now.
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Posted 31 July 2009 - 01:28 AM

In general 32-bit OS (Windows or Linux etc) can be installed on a 64bit machine, but the opposite is not true.
If you install 64bit OS on a 64 bit machine then it gives certain advantages but most people wont notice that in everyday use of computer.

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 08:05 PM

Thanks much guys, I feel more comfortable about it now... I REALLY didn't want to reload the OS and all the drivers !!!




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