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installing 64 bit on HP xw8600 Base Model Workstation

hi
i have work station HP xw8600 Base Model Workstation i want to install windows 64 bit I think it should work if i need to be concern about anything please advise.
thanks
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ded9Commented:
Run the upgrade advisor ...i will give u info on whether u can install windows 7 or not .


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=1b544e90-7659-4bd9-9e51-2497c146af15&displaylang=en



Ded9
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mattibuttAuthor Commented:
its not the issue windows 7 i am sure it will work however the windows 7 64 bit is my concern
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remixedcatCommented:
64 bit operating system will work on this machine. I recommend windows 7 professional x64.

With 64 bit you can use more then 3GB RAM and have more stability.

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n2fcCommented:
Not sure, but it appears to me that you have 2 CPU's (each quad core) on board...

Be advised that Windows 7 requires one license key PER SOCKET (not per CORE), so if you have two socketed CPU's you will need TWO install keys!
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mattibuttAuthor Commented:
if i dont what will happen?
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n2fcCommented:
Sorry... I take that back...   I rechecked and here are the facts:
1) Windows 7 HOME version only support 1 socket
2) Windows 7 Pro (and better) support up to 2 sockets
3) If you have more than 2 sockets you need a version of Windows 2008 server (or newer)
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remixedcatCommented:
This is why I recommended windows 7 pro.
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ded9Commented:
Upgrade advisor will give u that info whether u can run windows 7 64 bit or not in this machine.


Ded9
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remixedcatCommented:
If they can afford it I would recommend windows server 2008 R2 x64. it's outstanding as a workstation.
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mattibuttAuthor Commented:
the workstation will be used by an advance user where he is connected to 48 Terabyte SAN i do not think user will need need to do any excessive computation.
Thanks
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remixedcatCommented:
would you want this "workstation" to eventually be a server ? if so then windows server 2008 R2 would be your pick.
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mattibuttAuthor Commented:
no its not required and it will never happen
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remixedcatCommented:
windows 7 pro x64 would work fine for you then.
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mattibuttAuthor Commented:
thanks guys
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