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xp 32 bit and 64 bit drivers

Discussion in 'Windows - General discussion' started by 1nsan3, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. 1nsan3

    1nsan3 Regular member

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    OK

    My laptop came with vista. Windows xp 32 bit works great got all the drivers. but for reason, i went back to vista for now, but i want to put xp 64 bit on here. will the 32 bit drivers work? cant find no 64 bit drivers hp pavilion, dv7-1451nr

    i would like to know before i try it. dont want to erase everything and find out it dont work.

    thanks
     
  2. Jeffrey_P

    Jeffrey_P Regular member

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    Is the CPU 64 bit?
    If it's 32 bit, use 32 bit drivers.

    Edit:

    You wont be able to run 32 bit driver on a 64 bit OS.

    NM, it is a Turion 64 bit CPU. I didn't see 64 bit XP drivers listed.

    Seems there is a ton of issues with your laptop. One is running Vista 64.
    Jeff
     
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    Jeffrey_P Regular member

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    You wont be able to install 32 bit drivers on a 64 bit OS.
    Jeff
     
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    1nsan3 Regular member

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    ok thanks just wondering. i love xp, but wnat to use 64 bit, but no 64 bit drivers only the 32 bit...

    EDIT: yea vista 64 does suck.. all around.. reason why i want xp 64 on it.
     
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    scorpNZ Active member

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    give it a shot as it depends on what drivers you need which may be able to be got from manufacturer, say you need ethernet driver for a realtek go to realtek instead of hp,you'll also find perhaps a later model laptop has similar hardware try those drivers if it has 64bit xp,other option run it inside virtualbox,64bit is backwards compatible you may also find 32bit driver may work for stuff like audio etc
     
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    I looked on the HP website.
    0 XP drivers period.

    I have yet to see 32 bit divers that will install on a 64 bit OS.
    Who knows, maybe this will be a first for me.

    Sounds like he will need more than Ethernet drivers.
    The video uses shared memory and how about the rest of the chipset?

    Jeff
     
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    1nsan3, how much ram is on the laptop?
     
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    Sorry this has been a while, My laptop has 4 gigs of ram, Im still using vista 64,
    I found most 64 bit xp drivers, but i lost them in a hard drive crash. Now im back to looking for them again lol.
     
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    xp 64bit was pretty buggy aside from the lack of 64bit drivers.win7 64bit works great and has a large native driver base.i used xp,loved xp,but would no more go back to it than go back to horse and buggy.
     

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