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T61p with Windows XP - how to change this from 32 bit to 64 bit?

2008-05-18, 16:12 PM
I am in urgent need to have my T61p converted from 32 bit to 64 bit. I am currently using windows xp professional 2002 sp2. Would someone let me know how to do this? Thanks a million. Carlee
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Re: T61p with Windows XP - how to change this from 32 bit to 64 bit?

2008-05-18, 17:05 PM
Hi there,

Well, if you have Windows XP 64, then it's a matter of making a choice of running both side-by-side or dumping one for the other. If you don't have 64-bit, then you'll need to procure yourself the 64-bit version of the OS. It's not a matter of simply "activating" something, or installing a patch of some sort.

The 64-bit version uses a different set of core files that are incompatible with the 32-bit XP altogether, it's not a simple upgrade as all the drivers will require re-installation as well (applies not only to the OS, but to all peripherals that you have as well).

Hope this helps
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Re: T61p with Windows XP - how to change this from 32 bit to 64 bit?

2008-05-18, 17:11 PM
Hi there,
Thank you so much for the response. Would you be kind to 'show' me how to find out if I have XP 64 or not on my laptop?
 
Thanks again, Carlee
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Re: T61p with Windows XP - how to change this from 32 bit to 64 bit?

2008-05-19, 7:55 AM
you need to buy it from an online retailer that still carries it or store ... most stores don't though. 
T61_Wide | Model No. 7662 - CTO
Core 2 Duo T7250 | 2GB OCZ DDR2-800
82566MM Gigabit | 4965AGN Centrino Pro
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Levono 3000 N100 Windows XP - how to install 64 bit?

2008-10-30, 0:00 AM

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