OOps........formatted my new HD to XP Pro to 64 bit -

OOps........formatted my new HD to XP Pro to 64 bit -

PostBy: Cold_Mainer On: Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:12 pm

Replaced a crashed hard drive and reformatted it by mistake to 64 bit instead of 32 bit. Its an older pc with and AMd Athlon 3400 processor with 1 gig of ram. I know nothing about 64 bit operating systems. Should I reformat to 32 bit?

I'm running XP Pro as an OS.
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Re: OOps........formatted my new HD to XP Pro to 64 bit -

PostBy: inline On: Sat Nov 07, 2009 7:03 pm

If it is running fast enough for you it should be fine. The only problems I have with 64bit OS's is printer drivers and older software.
If you are only using the basics (office, internet, etc) you should be fine.


Chris
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Re: OOps........formatted my new HD to XP Pro to 64 bit -

PostBy: ceccil On: Sat Nov 07, 2009 7:48 pm

I would just wing it and see how it works for you. If you have issues, you can always reformat later.

Jeff
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Re: OOps........formatted my new HD to XP Pro to 64 bit -

PostBy: rberq On: Sat Nov 07, 2009 8:05 pm

I didn't know there was anything on the hard drive format that signifies 32 bit vs. 64 bit???? The OS itself can be installed as 64 bit, but if your processor doesn't support it, the PC wouldn't be running at all. I think you are OK.
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