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Xp Pro X64 And Sp2 Problem


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#1 1up2down

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Posted 25 November 2006 - 03:04 AM

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I am trying to get SP2 installed on my XP Pro x64 which is set for automatic updating. Going to Windows Updates I get the message (no high-priority updates for your computer are available), even though SP2 has never been installed. Right clicking My Computer and selecting Properties shows me I have SP1, but going to Add and Remove programs, I do not see SP2 there. I have only just got this XP Pro x64 and have much to discover about it yet, such as why I have 2 Program File folders, one being marked as (x86). So, can anyone help me by telling me why the 2 Program File folders, and if there is a SP2 for XP Pro x64?

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Posted 25 November 2006 - 09:00 AM

Wow! MS sure doesn't make it easy to find out - but I managed to locate this link that says you can't use it: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/sp2/sysreqs.mspx

About way down the page it's listed under "You cannot use Windows XP SP2 to update the following operating systems:"
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Posted 25 November 2006 - 06:40 PM

Wow! MS sure doesn't make it easy to find out - but I managed to locate this link that says you can't use it: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/sp2/sysreqs.mspx

About way down the page it's listed under "You cannot use Windows XP SP2 to update the following operating systems:"


Thanks usasma, but how on earth did you find that? I spent hours searching MS and couldn't find anything. I only purchased this 64 bit version of XP Pro a short while ago, and it's presented nothing but problems that need solving. I cannot understand why MS has produced this operating system and left it so poorly supported. Oh well, it's nearly Christmas, so I guess I'll stick this system in the back drawer and fork out for the 32 bit version.

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Posted 25 November 2006 - 07:26 PM

Your question about the 2 program folders, if I remember correctly one (x86) lists the 32-bit programs and the other lists 64-bit.

Also, so poorly supported? It is just that most people still use 32-bit so most companies are still programing in 32-bit. Once, it becomes more popular then you will see more support. For now just run a 32-bit version in a VM. Might be better.

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Posted 25 November 2006 - 08:19 PM

Thanks for the info on the Program File folders, had a feeling they might have been for there for that reason, it's just that I would have thought they might have put x64 rather than x86. As for the support, it seems to me that by the time it becomes popular, everyone else will have moved over to Vista and XP Pro will be outdated. LOL

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Posted 25 November 2006 - 08:22 PM

The (x86) were programs designed for the old 32-bit x86 architecture. As for XP being out dated yea, The equivelant would be Vista Buisness x64 lol but there will be support for it just not much.

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Posted 26 November 2006 - 10:38 AM

Thanks usasma, but how on earth did you find that? I spent hours searching MS and couldn't find anything. I only purchased this 64 bit version of XP Pro a short while ago, and it's presented nothing but problems that need solving. I cannot understand why MS has produced this operating system and left it so poorly supported. Oh well, it's nearly Christmas, so I guess I'll stick this system in the back drawer and fork out for the 32 bit version.


Probably just used some different criteria when I was searching - plus I've got a a bunch of experience with SP2 problems.

64 bit is a good OS - but it's not (IMO) ready for prime time yet. The industry just hasn't risen to support it yet, but (again IMO) it's inevitable that we'll go to 64 bit computing - but that it'll be Vista that does it, not XP.
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Posted 26 November 2006 - 12:58 PM

From what your both saying it looks as if I just made the right decision in ordering a 32 bit version of XP pro. Now I have another question regarding file transfer between XP Home and XP Pro, but I will bring this up in a new topic later. Thanks for all your help.




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