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Posted 20 June 2016 - 06:58 PM
Hello. After 3-1/2 years, yet another XP dinosaur surfaces.
I am considering this same thing---adding W8.1 to an XP comp, and would like to know if 32-bit XP (and its 32-bit CPU) and a modern 64-bit OS can coexist.
(I will worry about whether it's permitted by the IP provider later.)
Edited by GSGregg, 20 June 2016 - 07:17 PM.
Posted 21 June 2016 - 05:38 PM
if 32-bit XP (and its 32-bit CPU) and a modern 64-bit OS can coexist.
Short answer - no !
Longer answer, if you are intending running 64 bit Win 8.1 on a 32 bit Win XP machine it won't. Depending on the hardware on the XP machine you might get 32 bit 8.1 to run. 32 bit XP would run on a 64 bit 8.1 machine - either as dual boot or in a VM - but not the other way around.
Posted 26 June 2016 - 03:55 PM
Thank you, Chris; sorry it took me so long to get back (no email notifications, I guess?)
I had the impression that 8.1 came in 64-bit only, and going 32-bit may diminish the benefit of upgrading
Thanks again; Gregg
XP Pro-SP3, SiS 661FX-M7, Celeron D-331 (Prescott) @2.66GHz, Radeon HD4670 1GB AGP-8X
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