Solved

Converting My HP (Compaq) 6720s IntelCoreDuo2 from XP 32 to 64

Posted on 2008-06-13
1
1,032 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-29
Evening,

I am wanting to go from XP 32 to XP 64.  I think my processor is compatable, but HP doesn't have any 64bit drivers on the Website.

Can anyone give me some ideas if I should do this or not, and where I'd have to go to find drivers I need to make the machine run.

I have attached a text file that is a DXDiag report of my system.

Thanks for any help or advice that you can provide.
jeremy-laptopxp.txt
0
Comment
Question by:OrderlyChoas
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment
 
LVL 7

Accepted Solution

by:
cybrexus earned 500 total points
ID: 21783892
If hp doesn't have 64 bit drivers on the website try going staight to websites of device manifacturers there you can almost certainly find 64 bit drivers, make sure you find the drivers for most of your devices, especially ones like graphic card, network card, etc.

Generally it is not recommended to migrate to 64 bit unless you have a specific reason. For example you want to speed up your sql server, then you can use the full power of your processor and put sql server 64bit along with windows xp 64 bit. That makes sense and will bring you a certain performance improvement.

Otherwise be aware that most applications you will install will have to be 64 bit as well. Especially ones like antivirus or firewall. Certain games may crash unexpectedly and you will not get any improvement for 32 bit applications.

Hope this helps!
0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

When you try to extract and to view the contents of a Microsoft Update Standalone Package (MSU) for Windows Vista, you cannot extract the files from the MSU. Here we are going to explain how to extract those hotfix details without using any third pa…
In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Perform a Physical to Virtual (P2V) Conversion the easy way from a computer backup (image).
The Task Scheduler is a powerful tool that is built into Windows. It allows you to schedule tasks (actions) on a recurring basis, such as hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, at log on, at startup, on idle, etc. This video Micro Tutorial is a brief intro…
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.

733 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question