upgrade XP Home to XP Pro x64



Andrew Clancy
07-10-2005, 02:23 AM
Hi,

I'd like to upgrade my Window XP Home to XP Pro x64 - can I do this directly
(over my existing install) or would I need to format & reinstall from
scratch?
I've noted that 2003 x64 needs a full resintall.

Cheers,
AndyC

Bruce Chambers
07-10-2005, 02:23 AM
Andrew Clancy wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I'd like to upgrade my Window XP Home to XP Pro x64 - can I do this directly
> (over my existing install) or would I need to format & reinstall from
> scratch?


You'll need to perform a format and clean installation, unless you want
a dual-boot scenario. WinXPx64 is an OEM version, so it cannot perform
upgrades. (And even if it were a retail product, I seriously doubt that
there'd be any supported upgrade path from a 32-bit OS to a 64-bit OS.
Look at the messes caused by upgrading the earlier 16-bit versions of
Windows to 32-bit versions. Probably not a mistake Microsoft would want
to repeat.)





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John Barnes
07-10-2005, 02:23 AM
You will need to do the full install. I personally suggest you dual boot
until you are sure the programs you need/want to use will work on x64, as
well as the driver situation for your hardware. I have lots of programs
which install but don't work or have functions missing and still need
drivers for hardware, with no indication as to when they will become
available. If you find everything is fine for you, you can then uninstall
and clean the x86 partition. Good luck.


"Andrew Clancy" <newsATachrenDOTorg> wrote in message
news:eGsPaCpbFHA.2420@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Hi,
>
> I'd like to upgrade my Window XP Home to XP Pro x64 - can I do this
> directly (over my existing install) or would I need to format & reinstall
> from scratch?
> I've noted that 2003 x64 needs a full resintall.
>
> Cheers,
> AndyC
>
>
>

Charlie Russel - MVP
07-10-2005, 02:23 AM
Full, clean install. And that's true from any 32-bit version of Windows. If
you have any doubts about drivers, etc., you may want to use a dual boot
configuration initially. Especially since any BIOS updates generally need to
be installed from 32-bit Windows. The OEMs haven't caught up to the need for
BIOS updates from x64 yet.

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Andrew Clancy wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I'd like to upgrade my Window XP Home to XP Pro x64 - can I do this
> directly (over my existing install) or would I need to format &
> reinstall from scratch?
> I've noted that 2003 x64 needs a full resintall.
>
> Cheers,
> AndyC

Andre Da Costa [Extended64]
07-10-2005, 02:23 AM
There is not upgrade path from 32 bit Windows which would include XP Home
Edition. Its a clean install which means you have to boot off the XP CD-ROM
and do a clean install or create a new partition to install it on. Either
way, back up your data before attempting to do so. And remember to set your
BIOS to boot off your CD-Drive.
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"Andrew Clancy" <newsATachrenDOTorg> wrote in message
news:eGsPaCpbFHA.2420@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Hi,
>
> I'd like to upgrade my Window XP Home to XP Pro x64 - can I do this
> directly (over my existing install) or would I need to format & reinstall
> from scratch?
> I've noted that 2003 x64 needs a full resintall.
>
> Cheers,
> AndyC
>
>
>

Andrew Clancy
07-10-2005, 02:23 AM
Cool - thanks for your help guys. Wil upgrade to XP Pro then try a dual
install on 2003 xp when I get some spare time (and split my drive as it came
as 1 partition)

Cheers,
AC


"Andrew Clancy" <newsATachrenDOTorg> wrote in message
news:eGsPaCpbFHA.2420@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Hi,
>
> I'd like to upgrade my Window XP Home to XP Pro x64 - can I do this
> directly (over my existing install) or would I need to format & reinstall
> from scratch?
> I've noted that 2003 x64 needs a full resintall.
>
> Cheers,
> AndyC
>
>
>

Andrew Clancy
07-10-2005, 02:23 AM
oops 2003 x64 I meant
AC

"Andrew Clancy" <newsATachrenDOTorg> wrote in message
news:%23%23KtBrtbFHA.3840@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Cool - thanks for your help guys. Wil upgrade to XP Pro then try a dual
> install on 2003 xp when I get some spare time (and split my drive as it
> came as 1 partition)
>
> Cheers,
> AC
>
>
> "Andrew Clancy" <newsATachrenDOTorg> wrote in message
> news:eGsPaCpbFHA.2420@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> Hi,
>>
>> I'd like to upgrade my Window XP Home to XP Pro x64 - can I do this
>> directly (over my existing install) or would I need to format & reinstall
>> from scratch?
>> I've noted that 2003 x64 needs a full resintall.
>>
>> Cheers,
>> AndyC
>>
>>
>>
>
>

Andre Da Costa [Extended64]
07-10-2005, 02:23 AM
Yes, I should have said XP Pro x64 in my post.
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"Andrew Clancy" <newsATachrenDOTorg> wrote in message
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> oops 2003 x64 I meant
> AC
>
> "Andrew Clancy" <newsATachrenDOTorg> wrote in message
> news:%23%23KtBrtbFHA.3840@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> Cool - thanks for your help guys. Wil upgrade to XP Pro then try a dual
>> install on 2003 xp when I get some spare time (and split my drive as it
>> came as 1 partition)
>>
>> Cheers,
>> AC
>>
>>
>> "Andrew Clancy" <newsATachrenDOTorg> wrote in message
>> news:eGsPaCpbFHA.2420@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> I'd like to upgrade my Window XP Home to XP Pro x64 - can I do this
>>> directly (over my existing install) or would I need to format &
>>> reinstall from scratch?
>>> I've noted that 2003 x64 needs a full resintall.
>>>
>>> Cheers,
>>> AndyC
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>

Andrew Clancy
07-10-2005, 02:23 AM
Im going 2003 x64, as - why not? its gonna work the same as Pro, right, but
Server SQL & IIS will be a benefit - even for developing.
AC

"Andre Da Costa [Extended64]" <andred25@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Yes, I should have said XP Pro x64 in my post.
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> "Andrew Clancy" <newsATachrenDOTorg> wrote in message
> news:emSwZ7tbFHA.3204@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> oops 2003 x64 I meant
>> AC
>>
>> "Andrew Clancy" <newsATachrenDOTorg> wrote in message
>> news:%23%23KtBrtbFHA.3840@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>> Cool - thanks for your help guys. Wil upgrade to XP Pro then try a dual
>>> install on 2003 xp when I get some spare time (and split my drive as it
>>> came as 1 partition)
>>>
>>> Cheers,
>>> AC
>>>
>>>
>>> "Andrew Clancy" <newsATachrenDOTorg> wrote in message
>>> news:eGsPaCpbFHA.2420@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>>> Hi,
>>>>
>>>> I'd like to upgrade my Window XP Home to XP Pro x64 - can I do this
>>>> directly (over my existing install) or would I need to format &
>>>> reinstall from scratch?
>>>> I've noted that 2003 x64 needs a full resintall.
>>>>
>>>> Cheers,
>>>> AndyC
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>

Andre Da Costa [Extended64]
07-10-2005, 02:23 AM
There is some issues with the Jet Database and XP Pro x64 but.
Also read this post by Justin Lovell about his experience with IIS on XP Pro
x64:
http://dotnet.org.za/justin/archive/2005/05/01/19291.aspx
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"Andrew Clancy" <newsATachrenDOTorg> wrote in message
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> Im going 2003 x64, as - why not? its gonna work the same as Pro, right,
> but Server SQL & IIS will be a benefit - even for developing.
> AC
>
> "Andre Da Costa [Extended64]" <andred25@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:OhPggEubFHA.3200@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> Yes, I should have said XP Pro x64 in my post.
>> --
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>>
>> "Andrew Clancy" <newsATachrenDOTorg> wrote in message
>> news:emSwZ7tbFHA.3204@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>> oops 2003 x64 I meant
>>> AC
>>>
>>> "Andrew Clancy" <newsATachrenDOTorg> wrote in message
>>> news:%23%23KtBrtbFHA.3840@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>>> Cool - thanks for your help guys. Wil upgrade to XP Pro then try a dual
>>>> install on 2003 xp when I get some spare time (and split my drive as it
>>>> came as 1 partition)
>>>>
>>>> Cheers,
>>>> AC
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "Andrew Clancy" <newsATachrenDOTorg> wrote in message
>>>> news:eGsPaCpbFHA.2420@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>
>>>>> I'd like to upgrade my Window XP Home to XP Pro x64 - can I do this
>>>>> directly (over my existing install) or would I need to format &
>>>>> reinstall from scratch?
>>>>> I've noted that 2003 x64 needs a full resintall.
>>>>>
>>>>> Cheers,
>>>>> AndyC
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>

Peter Foldes
07-10-2005, 02:23 AM
Do you have the necessary hardware,Mobo,CPU to support a x64 install ?

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"Andrew Clancy" <newsATachrenDOTorg> wrote in message news:%23lxkieubFHA.3864@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Im going 2003 x64, as - why not? its gonna work the same as Pro, right, but
> Server SQL & IIS will be a benefit - even for developing.
> AC
>
> "Andre Da Costa [Extended64]" <andred25@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:OhPggEubFHA.3200@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> Yes, I should have said XP Pro x64 in my post.
>> --
>> Andre
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>>
>> "Andrew Clancy" <newsATachrenDOTorg> wrote in message
>> news:emSwZ7tbFHA.3204@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>> oops 2003 x64 I meant
>>> AC
>>>
>>> "Andrew Clancy" <newsATachrenDOTorg> wrote in message
>>> news:%23%23KtBrtbFHA.3840@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>>> Cool - thanks for your help guys. Wil upgrade to XP Pro then try a dual
>>>> install on 2003 xp when I get some spare time (and split my drive as it
>>>> came as 1 partition)
>>>>
>>>> Cheers,
>>>> AC
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "Andrew Clancy" <newsATachrenDOTorg> wrote in message
>>>> news:eGsPaCpbFHA.2420@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>
>>>>> I'd like to upgrade my Window XP Home to XP Pro x64 - can I do this
>>>>> directly (over my existing install) or would I need to format &
>>>>> reinstall from scratch?
>>>>> I've noted that 2003 x64 needs a full resintall.
>>>>>
>>>>> Cheers,
>>>>> AndyC
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>


upgrade XP Home to XP Pro x64