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64 bit- Windows XP Professional

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by your-it, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. your-it

    your-it Flightless Bird

    I just upgraded my O.S. to Windows XP Professional - 64 bit and have already
    encountered some problems.
    Could someone give me some sound professional advice, please!

    After installing the 64 bit Xp Pro O.S. onto a new hard drive I could not
    install my anti-virus program (it states it isn't compatible with XP 64 bit).
    Am I going to get this from many other programs?

    Next ,I can't get the 64 bit OS to recognize my 56 k modem, the "Found new
    Hardware Wizard" doesn't recognize the modem. I tried another modem and the
    OS found it but couldn't find a driver, which is a problem I never
    encountered with the 32 bit version of Win. XP Pro.
    Firstly I'm wondering if someone can help me to get the modem installed and
    get standard drivers and get the driver list into the 64bit Xp Pro. system.
    I'm thinking that this version has very few drivers.

    Secondly maybe someone can point me in the direction of Good anti-vius
    software that will work with the 64 bit OS. (free anti-virus until I can buy
    anti-virus would be really nice).

    Next maybe someone can give me sound advice as to problems with the 64 bit
    XP Pro. OS and fixes if there are fixes.

    Thanks in advance !! I know I'm asking for a lot of help.
     
  2. DL

    DL Flightless Bird

    Before upgrading an o/s you ascertain whether your current hardware will
    run, so currently it looks like you need a new modem and AV software
    Avast has a free offering

    "your-it" <yourit@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:C6D3AF1D-2358-4C77-95E8-803B843993A7@microsoft.com...
    > I just upgraded my O.S. to Windows XP Professional - 64 bit and have
    > already
    > encountered some problems.
    > Could someone give me some sound professional advice, please!
    >
    > After installing the 64 bit Xp Pro O.S. onto a new hard drive I could
    > not
    > install my anti-virus program (it states it isn't compatible with XP 64
    > bit).
    > Am I going to get this from many other programs?
    >
    > Next ,I can't get the 64 bit OS to recognize my 56 k modem, the "Found new
    > Hardware Wizard" doesn't recognize the modem. I tried another modem and
    > the
    > OS found it but couldn't find a driver, which is a problem I never
    > encountered with the 32 bit version of Win. XP Pro.
    > Firstly I'm wondering if someone can help me to get the modem installed
    > and
    > get standard drivers and get the driver list into the 64bit Xp Pro.
    > system.
    > I'm thinking that this version has very few drivers.
    >
    > Secondly maybe someone can point me in the direction of Good anti-vius
    > software that will work with the 64 bit OS. (free anti-virus until I can
    > buy
    > anti-virus would be really nice).
    >
    > Next maybe someone can give me sound advice as to problems with the 64 bit
    > XP Pro. OS and fixes if there are fixes.
    >
    > Thanks in advance !! I know I'm asking for a lot of help.
     
  3. Jerry

    Jerry Flightless Bird

    You did not say what version you are running but XP Pro x64 has a service
    pack 2 which you should download and install. Look for:
    WindowsXP-KB914961-SP2-x64-ENU.exe

    "your-it" <yourit@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:C6D3AF1D-2358-4C77-95E8-803B843993A7@microsoft.com...
    >I just upgraded my O.S. to Windows XP Professional - 64 bit and have
    >already
    > encountered some problems.
    > Could someone give me some sound professional advice, please!
    >
    > After installing the 64 bit Xp Pro O.S. onto a new hard drive I could
    > not
    > install my anti-virus program (it states it isn't compatible with XP 64
    > bit).
    > Am I going to get this from many other programs?
    >
    > Next ,I can't get the 64 bit OS to recognize my 56 k modem, the "Found new
    > Hardware Wizard" doesn't recognize the modem. I tried another modem and
    > the
    > OS found it but couldn't find a driver, which is a problem I never
    > encountered with the 32 bit version of Win. XP Pro.
    > Firstly I'm wondering if someone can help me to get the modem installed
    > and
    > get standard drivers and get the driver list into the 64bit Xp Pro.
    > system.
    > I'm thinking that this version has very few drivers.
    >
    > Secondly maybe someone can point me in the direction of Good anti-vius
    > software that will work with the 64 bit OS. (free anti-virus until I can
    > buy
    > anti-virus would be really nice).
    >
    > Next maybe someone can give me sound advice as to problems with the 64 bit
    > XP Pro. OS and fixes if there are fixes.
    >
    > Thanks in advance !! I know I'm asking for a lot of help.
     
  4. Andrew E.

    Andrew E. Flightless Bird

    Since windows XP has no "upgrade" you probably will have problems...
    One cannot or should'nt up grade from xp home to xp pro,i dont think
    xp 32bit to xp 64 bit is recommended,you should do a clean install of xp 64,
    not upgrade to...

    "Jerry" wrote:

    > You did not say what version you are running but XP Pro x64 has a service
    > pack 2 which you should download and install. Look for:
    > WindowsXP-KB914961-SP2-x64-ENU.exe
    >
    > "your-it" <yourit@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:C6D3AF1D-2358-4C77-95E8-803B843993A7@microsoft.com...
    > >I just upgraded my O.S. to Windows XP Professional - 64 bit and have
    > >already
    > > encountered some problems.
    > > Could someone give me some sound professional advice, please!
    > >
    > > After installing the 64 bit Xp Pro O.S. onto a new hard drive I could
    > > not
    > > install my anti-virus program (it states it isn't compatible with XP 64
    > > bit).
    > > Am I going to get this from many other programs?
    > >
    > > Next ,I can't get the 64 bit OS to recognize my 56 k modem, the "Found new
    > > Hardware Wizard" doesn't recognize the modem. I tried another modem and
    > > the
    > > OS found it but couldn't find a driver, which is a problem I never
    > > encountered with the 32 bit version of Win. XP Pro.
    > > Firstly I'm wondering if someone can help me to get the modem installed
    > > and
    > > get standard drivers and get the driver list into the 64bit Xp Pro.
    > > system.
    > > I'm thinking that this version has very few drivers.
    > >
    > > Secondly maybe someone can point me in the direction of Good anti-vius
    > > software that will work with the 64 bit OS. (free anti-virus until I can
    > > buy
    > > anti-virus would be really nice).
    > >
    > > Next maybe someone can give me sound advice as to problems with the 64 bit
    > > XP Pro. OS and fixes if there are fixes.
    > >
    > > Thanks in advance !! I know I'm asking for a lot of help.

    >
    >
    > .
    >
     
  5. Bruce Chambers

    Bruce Chambers Flightless Bird

    your-it wrote:
    > I just upgraded my O.S. to Windows XP Professional - 64 bit and have already
    > encountered some problems.
    > Could someone give me some sound professional advice, please!
    >
    > After installing the 64 bit Xp Pro O.S. onto a new hard drive I could not
    > install my anti-virus program (it states it isn't compatible with XP 64 bit).
    > Am I going to get this from many other programs?
    >


    In general, you'll see this with those programs that, like anti-virus
    programs, need to install virtual device drivers to function.

    > Next ,I can't get the 64 bit OS to recognize my 56 k modem, the "Found new
    > Hardware Wizard" doesn't recognize the modem. I tried another modem and the
    > OS found it but couldn't find a driver, which is a problem I never
    > encountered with the 32 bit version of Win. XP Pro.
    > Firstly I'm wondering if someone can help me to get the modem installed and
    > get standard drivers and get the driver list into the 64bit Xp Pro. system.
    > I'm thinking that this version has very few drivers.
    >



    A 64-bit operating system requires 64-bit drivers for all hardware
    components and peripherals. The availability of such drivers is
    normally confirmed *before* making the decision to change the OS.
    You'll need to contact the manufacturer of your modem to determine
    whether or not 64-bit device drivers are available for it.


    > Secondly maybe someone can point me in the direction of Good anti-vius
    > software that will work with the 64 bit OS. (free anti-virus until I can buy
    > anti-virus would be really nice).
    >


    AVG
    http://www.grisoft.com/us/us_dwnl_free.php

    AVAST!
    http://www.avast.com/


    > Next maybe someone can give me sound advice as to problems with the 64 bit
    > XP Pro. OS and fixes if there are fixes.
    >



    You'd first have to tell us what other problems you're having, other
    than lacking device drivers and an incompatible AV program.


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  6. Bruce Chambers

    Bruce Chambers Flightless Bird

    Andrew E. wrote:
    > Since windows XP has no "upgrade" you probably will have problems...


    Idiot! Same old nonsense.

    > One cannot or should'nt up grade from xp home to xp pro


    A deliberate lie!


    >,i dont think....


    Clearly...

    > .... xp 32bit to xp 64 bit is recommended,you should do a clean install of xp 64,
    > not upgrade to...
    >



    You accidentally got one sort of right, Andrew. In point of fact, it
    is technically impossible to perform an in-place upgrade from a 32-bit
    OS to a 64-bit OS; so a clean installation is required. Since the OP
    already has WinXPx64 already installed, that's clearly what he did.



    --

    Bruce Chambers

    Help us help you:
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    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/555375

    They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
    safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. ~Benjamin Franklin

    Many people would rather die than think; in fact, most do. ~Bertrand Russell

    The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has
    killed a great many philosophers.
    ~ Denis Diderot
     
  7. LD5SZRA

    LD5SZRA Flightless Bird

    Was it necessary to waste your 4 minutes just to abuse someone who
    was giving his opinion based on his experience? Has Andrew abused
    you in the past? I am not surprised if people are having a go at
    you from time to time! You need to learn manners boy!

    hth


    Bruce Chambers wrote:
    >
    > Andrew E. wrote:
    > > Since windows XP has no "upgrade" you probably will have problems...

    >
    > Idiot! Same old nonsense.
    >
    > > One cannot or should'nt up grade from xp home to xp pro

    >
    > A deliberate lie!
    >
    > >,i dont think....

    >
    > Clearly...
    >
    > > .... xp 32bit to xp 64 bit is recommended,you should do a clean install of xp 64,
    > > not upgrade to...
    > >

    >
    > You accidentally got one sort of right, Andrew. In point of fact, it
    > is technically impossible to perform an in-place upgrade from a 32-bit
    > OS to a 64-bit OS; so a clean installation is required. Since the OP
    > already has WinXPx64 already installed, that's clearly what he did.
    >
    > --
    >
    > Bruce Chambers
    >
    > Help us help you:
    > http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
    >
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/555375
    >
    > They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
    > safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. ~Benjamin Franklin
    >
    > Many people would rather die than think; in fact, most do. ~Bertrand Russell
    >
    > The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has
    > killed a great many philosophers.
    > ~ Denis Diderot


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  8. Unknown

    Unknown Flightless Bird

    You just wasted your four minutes, but I guess that's to be expected from a
    college kid.
    "LD5SZRA" <LD5SZRA@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:4BDBBBE5.ED302423@discussions.microsoft.com...
    >
    >
    > Was it necessary to waste your 4 minutes just to abuse someone who
    > was giving his opinion based on his experience? Has Andrew abused
    > you in the past? I am not surprised if people are having a go at
    > you from time to time! You need to learn manners boy!
    >
    > hth
    >
    >
    > Bruce Chambers wrote:
    >>
    >> Andrew E. wrote:
    >> > Since windows XP has no "upgrade" you probably will have problems...

    >>
    >> Idiot! Same old nonsense.
    >>
    >> > One cannot or should'nt up grade from xp home to xp pro

    >>
    >> A deliberate lie!
    >>
    >> >,i dont think....

    >>
    >> Clearly...
    >>
    >> > .... xp 32bit to xp 64 bit is recommended,you should do a clean
    >> > install of xp 64,
    >> > not upgrade to...
    >> >

    >>
    >> You accidentally got one sort of right, Andrew. In point of
    >> fact, it
    >> is technically impossible to perform an in-place upgrade from a 32-bit
    >> OS to a 64-bit OS; so a clean installation is required. Since the OP
    >> already has WinXPx64 already installed, that's clearly what he did.
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >> Bruce Chambers
    >>
    >> Help us help you:
    >> http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
    >>
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/555375
    >>
    >> They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
    >> safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. ~Benjamin Franklin
    >>
    >> Many people would rather die than think; in fact, most do. ~Bertrand
    >> Russell
    >>
    >> The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has
    >> killed a great many philosophers.
    >> ~ Denis Diderot

    >
    > --
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    > INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, LOSS OF
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    > LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL
    > DAMAGES SO THE FOREGOING LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY.
    >
    > Copyright LD5SZRA 2010.
     
  9. Tim Slattery

    Tim Slattery Flightless Bird

    Andrew E. <eckrichco@msn.com> wrote:

    > Since windows XP has no "upgrade" you probably will have problems...
    > One cannot or should'nt up grade from xp home to xp pro,i dont think
    > xp 32bit to xp 64 bit is recommended,you should do a clean install of xp 64,
    > not upgrade to...


    Upgrading from XP Home to Pro is easily done. But it's rarely needed.
    The two systems are nearly identical, the main difference is that Pro
    can connect to a domain and Home cannot. So it's rarely worth the
    money and trouble to do the upgrade.

    On the other hand, there is no upgrade path from a 32-bit system to a
    64-bit system, in any configuration. You'd have to install the 64-bit
    OS from scratch and reinstall all your apps.

    --
    Tim Slattery
    Slattery_T@bls.gov
    http://members.cox.net/slatteryt
     

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