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32-bit disc and a 64-bit key?

By steelth
Nov 18, 2012
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  1. I was wondering if a 32 bit xp disk will work with a 64 bit xp key . I have a comp. that has no OS but has a key and I have a disk but it is a 32 bit disk. thx
     
  2. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,281   +157

    Probably not.

    Why not just download an iso of xp 64 and use your original key?
     
  3. steelth

    steelth TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 162

    Ah , well , I didn't know you could do that or how to do that , I guess.
     
  4. steelth

    steelth TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 162

    Sorry for being such a noob but what is an isoand where do I DL it . lol, thx for the help
     
  5. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,281   +157

    U torrent guide:

    http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=how to use utorrent&oq=how to use utorrent&gs_l=youtube-reduced.3..0l4.1125.5115.0.5347.19.16.0.3.3.0.244.2233.3j12j1.16.0...0.0...1ac.1.TOrgDkmkKDY

    An iso is a exact copy of a disc that can be burned to a dvd, you can propably find one on the net if you search for " windows xp x64 torrent" or iso, and download it using utorrent then burn it to a dvdusing a burning program like imgburn. (free and easy to use)

    http://www.imgburn.com/

    Im pretty sure there is nothng illegal about this providing you use your original license key.

    It can also be beneficial to use an ISO version as OEM manufacturers install a lot of bloatware on included versions, like, norton antivirus trials, ect.. An iso will only install windows.
     
  6. steelth

    steelth TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 162

    Ok, I got Utorrent and Downloaded http://kat.ph/windows-xp-home-edition-sp2-t3320401.html ... and put it in a file,so do I burn all of that on a disk and use it as a install disk or do I have to do more to it to make it work?Now that I look at it ,,it doesn't say 32 bit or 64 bit "sigh" Also when I go to my Utorrent file where I put the windows ,ImgBurn doesn't show anything there but it is there.
     
  7. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,281   +157

    Yes, just burn the iso image to a disk and install as normal.
     
  8. Pan Wah

    Pan Wah TS Enthusiast Posts: 134   +27

  9. steelth

    steelth TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 162

    Only 1 has a seed and it say's language is french ,,? I burnt the other 1 to a disk and u maybe right about it being a 32 bit. maybe I'll look for another site or something
     
  10. steelth

    steelth TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 162

    Bad News I tryed that Disc I brunt, and it worked I even activated the windows, but then I tryed to update and couldn't I could open explorer to msn and then tried to go places and it would just take me back to msn ...Sigh,, no luv for me I guess
     
  11. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,980   +957

    Install a different browser, maybe?

    Windows update won't work without the "WGA" (Windows Genuine Advantage) testing the install, and verifying it's a valid copy of Windows.
     
    NTAPRO likes this.
     
  12. steelth

    steelth TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 162

    Ok, thx, I guess I'll just have to break down and buy another copy ,, since no one I know has 1 ,getting the iso is cool but if it's not a plain copy then I guess it won't for me. Since I need it to be able to update. Thx for all your help
     
  13. Pan Wah

    Pan Wah TS Enthusiast Posts: 134   +27

    The iso copy should work, I've done this once or twice - WGA should be happy as long as the licence on your PC is valid? The problem does sound like a dodgy browser (agree with Captain Cranky) or hosts file, although I don't see how on a fresh install?!, try Chrome or Firefox, costs nothing but ten minutes?
     
  14. steelth

    steelth TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 162

    My problem isn't the brower that bothers me I'm sure I could get around that some how "even though it shows some weird facebook link when I try to go anywhere'.It's the fact that I can't use windows update, that bothers me, I mean if I want to give this to a kid to use for school, it won't be able to update any . Unless they manually do it, off another comp.
     
  15. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,398   +169

    Odd you should have problems immediately after the install/activation. But in any case
    1) Reset IE http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737
    2) Try going to Windows Update by clicking Programs. Windows Update should be one of the first program option.
     
  16. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,851

    Do you still need a clean 32bit ISO? I have one from my MSDN License I would be happy to drop in a public dropbox link for you....

    This would be a retail ISO, so as long as your key is not an OEM license it would work fine.
     
  17. steelth

    steelth TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 162

    That sounds good, thx alot but I also need a 64 bit too.The iso I download and installed that was acting weird, shows up on my Malwarebytes as a virus :( . I knew I should of scanned it a head of time o well.thx for the help
     


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