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will i be able to install xp on a windws 7 operating

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#1 morfia


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Posted 17 May 2010 - 07:18 AM

I know its a stupid question but last time i remember doing so reformating and installation with a windows 7 not sure which version i remember it saying that my pc is 64bit and the cd i was trying to install was only compatible with 32 bit system or something like that........

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 08:00 AM

Not a stupid question.

If I am following your question correctly.

You can install a Windows 32 bit version on a 64 bit supported system, but you can not install a 64 bit version on a 32 bit only supported system.

The processor has to support the 64 Bit OS, a 64 Bit processor can support a 32 bit, but a 32 bit processor can not support 64 bit.

Most would ask you why you would want to install the 32 bit on a 64 bit system, if you also have the 64 bit version, because 64 bit versions of OSes do not have as many vulnerabilities as the less secure 32 bit version.

Windows 7 retail packaged DVDs come with both a 32 bit and a separate 64 bit dvdrom disk. IMO

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