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Windows XP 32 Bit to Windows 7 64 Bit?

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October 24, 2009 3:49:26 PM

I'm currently running a 32 Bit copy of Windows XP, on a processor that's 64 Bit capable (DXDIAG specs to follow.) I'm going to be purchasing my copy of Windows 7 by next week most likely, and I was wondering if I can run the 64 Bit with my current set up. I'm going to reformat and do a clean install of Windows 7, as far as I know most of my programs will work with a 64 bit (a few are older, and I'll deal with them not working if they don't. They aren't critical.)

So, can I run Windows 7 64 Bit with my current hardware setup?

I'm most likely purchasing the Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit OEM copy. I've used OEM system builder copies before on other systems, and haven't had a problem. So I'm going to stick with that.

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System Information
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Time of this report: 10/24/2009, 11:43:59
Machine name: MAGE
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.090804-1435)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
System Model: System Product Name
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+, MMX, 3DNow (2 CPUs), ~2.3GHz
Memory: 2046MB RAM
Page File: 682MB used, 3256MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode

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Display Devices
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Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 8600 GT
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0402&SUBSYS_C7503842&REV_A1
Display Memory: 256.0 MB
Current Mode: 1680 x 1050 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0011.9062 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 8/17/2009 00:57:00, 5845760 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
VDD: n/a
Mini VDD: nv4_mini.sys
Mini VDD Date: 8/17/2009 00:57:00, 7729568 bytes
Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-4742-11CF-9478-5BE700C2CB35}
Vendor ID: 0x10DE
Device ID: 0x0402
SubSys ID: 0xC7503842
Revision ID: 0x00A1
Revision ID: 0x00A1
Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_C ModeMPEG2_D
Deinterlace Caps: {6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
{6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
{6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(YV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(YV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
{6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
Registry: OK
DDraw Status: Enabled
D3D Status: Enabled
AGP Status: Enabled
DDraw Test Result: Not run
D3D7 Test Result: Not run
D3D8 Test Result: Not run
D3D9 Test Result: Not run

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Sound Devices
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Description: SB Live! Audio [A800]
Default Sound Playback: Yes
Default Voice Playback: Yes
Hardware ID: PCI\VEN_1102&DEV_0002&SUBSYS_80261102&REV_07
Manufacturer ID: 1
Product ID: 100
Type: WDM
Driver Name: ctaud2k.sys
Driver Version: 5.12.0001.0252 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
Date and Size: 7/19/2002 10:47:52, 837548 bytes
Other Files:
Driver Provider: Creative
HW Accel Level: Full
Cap Flags: 0xF5F
Min/Max Sample Rate: 4000, 191999
Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 32, 28
Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 32, 28
HW Memory: 0
Voice Management: Yes
EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: Yes, Yes
I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No
Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No
Registry: OK
Sound Test Result: Not run

Description: PnP Audio Device
Default Sound Playback: No
Default Voice Playback: No
Hardware ID: USB\Vid_0d8c&Pid_0201&Rev_0010&MI_00
Manufacturer ID: 65535
Product ID: 65535
Type: WDM
Driver Name: usbaudio.sys
Driver Version: 5.01.2600.5512 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
Date and Size: 4/13/2008 20:15:14, 60032 bytes
Other Files:
Driver Provider: Microsoft
HW Accel Level: Full
Cap Flags: 0xF5F
Min/Max Sample Rate: 100, 200000
Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 0, 0
Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0
HW Memory: 0
Voice Management: No
EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No
I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No
Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No
Registry: OK
Sound Test Result: Not run
October 24, 2009 4:19:22 PM

Okay everything is fine the only two issues you may have are:

1. Geforce 8600 Gt has been known to cause issues with moving to Windows 7, however most are resolved through a bit of trouble shooting.

2. SoundBlaster live! will work with Windows 7 using vista drivers.

The rest is fine.
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October 24, 2009 5:42:27 PM

Awesome. Thank you.
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October 24, 2009 11:12:30 PM

Microsoft has a utility for reviewing the hardware and software of a system.
It posts the results of programs and drivers that will run.

I installed Win 7 64 bit and while the install was easy. I took it off after I found that FIrefox 32 bit was not compatiable and I had to hunt for the appropriate software.
Some software may have to recompiled. you have 2 gig - why bother without increasing memory to 4 or more.
64 aint more. But is sounds good to say "I run 64 bit Win7".
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a b $ Windows 7
October 24, 2009 11:25:07 PM

Gary, the tool is called Windows Upgrade Adviser
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/get/upgrade-...


And you certainly can run Firefox 32 bit in Windows 7 64 bit. I say this because Firefox in 64 bit doesn't exist in a major public release format and practically everyone running Windows 7 the past several months were using 32 bit Firefox.
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October 25, 2009 11:31:51 AM

I should have said that Firefox 32 failed to install. The 64 bit version I found did run okay.

Someone should address his memory issues: "Memory: 2046MB RAM "

What is the point of having less than 4092 RAM? 32 bit will use up to 3 gig and he does not have that...

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October 26, 2009 12:32:58 AM

Odd that 32 bit Firefox failed to install because most 32 bit applications are executable in a 64 bit OS and FF is most certainly one of them.

If I recall, the 64 bit version of FF is more or less a beta and is behind the 32 bit iteration of Firefox in the way of features though you do get some faster execution thanks to be natively 64 bit.

A lot of people are running Windows 7 with just 2 GB's of RAM just fine. He'll want to turn off SuperFetch, but 2 GB's will be OK.


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