XP Pro 32bit to 64 bit "repair upgrade"

By Ckorban
Jan 25, 2008
  1. Hi,
    Quick question.. I'm running XP Pro 32bit which is starting to seem somewhat eh... iffy.. Anyhow, I was going to install XP again on top of it like a "repair" function in add/remove. Anyhow, I have a core 2 duo e6600 and 4gb of ram so i decided to see if the 64 bit would work with the "repair" feature... that way I can actuall get the full 4gb, and not just 3.25gb.
    By iffy meaning some games giving we really weird administrator access related erorrs randomly and other games not updating for the same reason (namely Guild Wars and Warcraft 3:TFT).

    I'd love any input that'll lead me in the right direction...
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Are you just after guides:
    Microsoft's Windows XP Professional Repair Install step by step

    Microsoft's Windows XP Home Repair Install step by step

    System Restore Xp

    Tech Spot Repair Windows

    64 Bit is actually a new install on 32bit, therefore I'd say it would be better to backup all, and just do a fresh install from boot up.
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