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  1. #11

    Posts : 53
    windows 8 pro

    714 , I made a 64 bit bootable DVD when I put it in the xp laptop I get a message saying the 32 but system. Will not run the 64 bit dusc. any ideas.
    Regards Dom

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  2. #12

    Did you boot from the DVD or try to install it from inside XP?
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  3. #13

    Posts : 53
    windows 8 pro

    Hi 714, Just got home from work,i'm not to sure about the technical jargon but this what i done.

    1. Downloaded the 64 bit version onto the old Vista laptop.

    2. Made a DVD using Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool. It said disc created so i assumed disc OK.

    3.Removed disc from old Vista laptop and put disc into CD tray on xp laptop.

    4. This is when message pops up saying it is unable to play the 64 bit program on a 32 bit laptop.

    regards Dom
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  4. #14

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    Head into the BIOS, and set first boot device to the CD/DVD drive.
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  5. #15

    Posts : 53
    windows 8 pro

    Hi 714, I found my way into the BIOS (thanks for the link), could you PLEASE advise from link to photobucket which settings to change.

    Sorry to be a pain in the ****.

    Thanks Dom
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  6. #16

    Select one with CD-ROM first. And you aren't being a pain in the arse
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  7. #17

    Posts : 53
    windows 8 pro

    714 THANY YOU so much for all your help and above all your patience .WIndows 8 preview up and running on xp.

    If ever you need any electrical advice get in touch
    Last edited by Brink; 26 Oct 2012 at 18:53. Reason: removed email address
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  8. #18

    Glad I could help
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