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Installing Win XP 64 bit


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#1 Teisei

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 01:02 PM

i have installed 32 bit on probably hundreds of computers... but it seems that to use the full potential of my RAM and Video card i need to use a 64 bit version.
simply inserting the DVD will bring me to a command prompt A:\


i want to install it on an SSD and from what i read i need to "pre-align the partition"
tho i have 2 non-solid state drives on my computer so i would think that it would try and write to one of those instead of going strait to A:\... so maybe the disk is bad?

any way if any one can walk me threw my first 64 bit install that would be helpful.

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 05:40 PM

Based on your statement >> i have installed 32 bit on probably hundreds of computers... << you should be able to follow it -

This Guide is about the best one that I could find -
Partition alignment importance under Windows XP (32-bit and 64-bit)..why it helps with stuttering and increases drive working life.

Hope it is the type of thing you are looking for -




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Posted 15 September 2012 - 07:34 PM

yah i gave this a try yesterday... still cant seem to get XP 64bit to install tho. :'(

been trying in DOS to manually get the computer to read the file but it keeps telling me access is denied.

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 11:34 PM

Only other option I know that works ...

Get a XP 64bit CD and use that to install it -

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 12:53 AM

i have been trying off 2 different DVDs... guess im going to try WIN 7 64bit

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 07:21 AM

still cant seem to get XP 64bit to install tho



just glanced the other post ,so just a quess , likely cause is with the xp 64bit install is lack of sata drivers for xp ,it cant see the ssd drive ,there are settings in the bios to fix this .

I think the info to chang bios settin is in this blog .good luck .

http://www.blah-blah.ch/it/how-to-s/enable-ahci/

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 06:34 PM

ok, so the 2 disks i had before were corrupted... got a 3rd disk and got it installed...but.
the disk i got didn't have sata drivers and couldn't get the sata drivers to load so i changed the BIOS to read all my HDs has IDE.
it only reads 3 of my 6 HDs tho and if i change the BIOS back to AHDI or what ever the default is windows will bluescreen right after the loading screen.
(the black screen with the windows icon)

Edited by Teisei, 17 September 2012 - 06:16 PM.





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