Win XP 32-bit to Win XP 64-bit

By worthbillions
Jul 15, 2011
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  1. :eek:Can I update win xp 32 bit to win xp 64 bit without losing all my files or media center edition.

    Thank you.
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,818   +370

    No, 64 doesn't have a media center edition, and you can't "upgrade" from 32bit to 64bit. It has to be a clean install.
  3. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,398   +170

    In addition, there may be another "gotcha" to consider: your drivers. I don't know if there's an easy way to check but make sure there are 64 bit versions of drivers for your devices (especially like printers, cams, network cards, etc)

    In any event is always good to create a clone image of the drive before attempting so one can always get back to where they were after a "gotcha" strikes!
  4. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 932   +44

    You'll want to make sure your CPU will support 64 bit OS as well.
  5. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,389   +135

    IMO windows xp 64 is pretty crappy.
    Might as well go windows seven.
  6. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,411   +67

    Windows XP64 was never finished (effectively), and certainly never supported by hardware suppliers. It might work for you, but never very well.
  7. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,078   +14

    I wouldn't bother. I would go with win 7 -64bit assuming all your peripherals have drivers.

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