Windows xp 64 bit installer



Why not just run XP in a virtual machine?

Also, what is it you actually want? Do you need install media? Guidance?
 

graydust153

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Iv tried vm as well doesn’t have proper driver support and is delayed compared to a full os for gaming

I have 32bit but the hardware I picked up for xp supports 64 so I’d like to get 64 if possible
 

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Support for XP 64bit, both hardware and software, was/is abysmal.
You may have some singular device that wants 64bit, but the vast majority does not.

Just telling it like it is.
 

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Didn’t think about 16bit not working with 64 bit how does 32 bit choose how much vram to system ram the gpu supports xp 32 and 64 bit but has 3gb ram
 

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Do you mean that you specifically picked hardware that has drivers for Xp64 or that you simply picked hardware that supports 64bits in general and think you can just slap Xp64 on there? Driver support for Xp64 is spotty at best, tons of consumer devices have no driver support whatsoever. Xp64 was basically an experimental release as far as consumers are concerned.
 

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While I never had an issue running XP-64, just because a CPU is designed to run a 64-bit OS, doesn't mean it HAS to run a 64-bit program. I was running a 64-bit OS, but every other program was running in 32-bit compatibility mode.

-Wolf sends
 
Gtx 780 has xp 32bit drivers. More importantly if there are motherboard drivers available for chipset, audio and lan. Lan drivers to activate Winxp. In saying activation, does Microsoft still provide Winxp online activation?

As for memory and vram support, Winxp will use what it can, old games won't suffer in performance if capacity isnt fully utilised.
 

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I didn’t think you had to go online to activate it but iv got a cd and key for 32 iv had for years but I would like to get 64 but buy what I’m hearing I probably should not bother and just use 32bit especially if I’m gonna try installing 16 but games
 

Wolfshadw

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I actually purchased Windows XP-64 and yes, I did have to activate it. However, most programs being written at that time and for some time after were still native to a 32-bit OS. For your purposes, you would want to install a 32-bit OS.

-Wolf sends
 

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A 32-bit OS only has a 4GB addressable memory space. 3.x GB for XP still only leave 0.y. The total cannot exceed 4.0GB.

-Wolf sends
 

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Yea I was thinking of maybe some sort of dule boot linux thing maybe where Linux uses the ram and makes a ram drive and xp uses the rest or make a ram drive install xp on it and when the pc gets shut down it gets stored to the ram or something. Boot and shutdown would be a wile but system speed would be faster
 

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With a dual boot, only one OS is running at a time, and it would get the full resources of whatever it can use.
You don't use both at the same time and they split it.
 

Wolfshadw

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I think I get what you're saying but it doesn't work that way.

A dual boot system means you're running one OS or the other. You're not running both at the same time. Each OS has it's own limitations.

To run both OSes at the same time, you would need to run one OS as a virtual machine (I think this is where you're thinking RAM drive). While you could run an 8GB 64-bit linux OS, you would still need to assign X amount of RAM to an XP virtual machine and if the VM was a 32-bit OS, assigning more than 4GB of RAM would be wasted.

-Wolf sends
 

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