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I think I've decided to go back to XP 32bit from Vista 64bit. I bought a Vista 64bit Home Premium "OEM" kit from newegg. Now, my old computer has XP 32bit on it. I was thinking about just installing Vista on my old machine and take the XP from there and put it on my new machine. I was wondering if this will work. I read somewhere that the OEM system builders pack binds with a motherboard or something. If anyone has any info if this will work that would be great. I rather not drop another $90 on XP when I already have it
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you know you will have to lose 6GB of that ram that you have ... 32bit OS doesn't like it ...
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post #3 of 15
There is a way, but its not garenteed to work. You have to use the i386 folder found in the WINDOWS folder. The i386 folder contains all of XP incl. the instalation files and etc. Its not garenteed to work remember that
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post #4 of 15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rRav3n View Post
you know you will have to lose 6GB of that ram that you have ... 32bit OS doesn't like it ...
I thought I'd only have to lose 4gb?
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post #5 of 15
I think you get 3.5 total.

so 4.5 gone...if I remember right.
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I thought I'd only have to lose 4gb?
only?

8GB and in 32-bit is a sin. Not only that.. a huge waste of money.
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post #7 of 15
If you wanna keep your RAM, stick with your current OS, if thats not an option you'll have to get XP 64bit.
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post #8 of 15
Depends on if you used the activation yet. The activation totals the hardware and comes up with a unique code that is locked into that system. You can exchange a certain number of hardware and it will still see it as the same system. Mostly it'll lock into the mobo, CPU, and the NIC. ~JadeMiner~
    
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post #9 of 15
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Anyone know if I can do the Vista to XP switch on both my computers?
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post #10 of 15
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nvm, so you're saying I have to buy a new XP for this computer as the OEM system builders Vista I got is probably locked into this computer?
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