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Identifying Windows XP 64BIT

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Hey there guys as ive only used this OS a few times im still abit vague on it. The thing i only need to know is that during the setup process how can you tell its the 64bit version you are installing and not the 32bit. Is it clearly labled anywhere ?

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i can't remember, but i'm sure it says somewere during the install.

If you put the disk in a normal windows machine, it should tell you the image is invalid or somesuch
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I don't recall anything different on install, but of course it says x64 edition when you are booting. :-\\
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Yeah, it's exactly the same.
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why would you want to know that?
    
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It is the same, but it will say "Windows XP X64 Edition" as the name durring the text-mode setion of the installer, and as soon as you hit the first reboot it brings up the Windows X64 load screen. Also, durring the graphical section, it lists benifits of 64-bit tech in Windows.
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It is the same, but it will say "Windows XP X64 Edition" as the name durring the text-mode setion of the installer, and as soon as you hit the first reboot it brings up the Windows X64 load screen. Also, durring the graphical section, it lists benifits of 64-bit tech in Windows.
Oh cool great. Cheers. Also when you insert the disk when in windows and it brings up an install menu will it say anything about it being a x64 edition there ?
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Oh cool great. Cheers. Also when you insert the disk when in windows and it brings up an install menu will it say anything about it being a x64 edition there ?
It will bring up a popup error saying that you cant upgrade to this version of Windows from your current version. I dont remember if it says what version it is or not, though.
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Oh ok . Cheers mate. Ill give that a go.
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My xp x64 has an amd64 directory, I don't think a normal xp disk has that
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