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

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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
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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!
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