32 to 64 bit transfer

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by trackrat, Mar 14, 2005.

  1. trackrat

    trackrat Birmingham UK

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    Is it possible to transfer the data off my old computer (32bit) to the new one I am building (64bit)
    The old one has XP home on it the new one will have XP Pro 64 bit Edition on it.
    If it is possible, can the transfer be done with a crossover cable.
     
  2. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Yes, it's no problem at all. The 32 bit and 64 bit fact has no inpact what so ever. It's just how big instructions in the CPU are (allowed to be).

    The XP64 is still just beta though, so that might cause problems.

    But yes, crossover cable will do nicely. That plus some networking set up to get it working. ;)
     
  3. trackrat

    trackrat Birmingham UK

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    Thanks for that Zedric.
     
  4. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    might wanna use 32 bit until the final release of the 64bit. it will run faster like that anyways
     
  5. trackrat

    trackrat Birmingham UK

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    I have just been reading an article in PC Advisor on the 64 bit XP OS and it says that a lot of 32 bit code for drivers of hardware and peripherals is not recognised in the beta version so I will take your advise and use the 32 bit till it is sorted out.
     
  6. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    dual boot an be part of the profect
     
  7. alan2273

    alan2273 I love the Penguin

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    Did you mean Project if so which one? :eek:
     
  8. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    dual boot to the trial version of 64 xp, it's free...then frequent the ms 64 news group to get support and to support others
     
  9. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    ps...there's a great chance if you register for their 64 trial they'll give you the finnished project.

    so GET CRACKIN
     
  10. scotty588

    scotty588 OSNN Addict

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    Hmm you really think they will give you a free copy? I tried signing up for it right now but it gives me some asp error when trying to download or order the cd.
     
  11. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    doesn't matter, they're giving free use for now
     
  12. trackrat

    trackrat Birmingham UK

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    I have downloaded the ISO and burnt it to disk, how do I register, or did I do it to download the ISO as I cannot remember.
     
  13. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    when they sent you the link to download, they sent a key
     
  14. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    you have to keep trying...it took me two weeks to get to the registration page
     
  15. scotty588

    scotty588 OSNN Addict

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    No problems dual booting to it?