Legacy driver issues - can I move off XP64?

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by =?Utf-8?B?RWRyYWRvdXI=?=, Aug 10, 2005.

  1. I'm expriencing problems installing old drivers for XP64.
    The manufacturers of the peripherals have ceased to support the devices
    involved.
    In one case, the manufacturer has left that market altogether (despite their
    product still being, IMO, the best there is).

    At this stage, I think my simplest solution is to move to XP.
    Can I buy an upgrade version of XP (32 bit) and install over XP64?
    Is there a better solution?
    =?Utf-8?B?RWRyYWRvdXI=?=, Aug 10, 2005
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  2. =?Utf-8?B?RWRyYWRvdXI=?=

    Jerry Guest

    You cannot install XP 32 over XP 64. You will have to reformat the drive and
    start over.

    "Edradour" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I'm expriencing problems installing old drivers for XP64.
    > The manufacturers of the peripherals have ceased to support the devices
    > involved.
    > In one case, the manufacturer has left that market altogether (despite
    > their
    > product still being, IMO, the best there is).
    >
    > At this stage, I think my simplest solution is to move to XP.
    > Can I buy an upgrade version of XP (32 bit) and install over XP64?
    > Is there a better solution?
    Jerry, Aug 10, 2005
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  3. You need to do a fresh install.

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    Edradour wrote:
    > I'm expriencing problems installing old drivers for XP64.
    > The manufacturers of the peripherals have ceased to support the
    > devices involved.
    > In one case, the manufacturer has left that market altogether
    > (despite their product still being, IMO, the best there is).
    >
    > At this stage, I think my simplest solution is to move to XP.
    > Can I buy an upgrade version of XP (32 bit) and install over XP64?
    > Is there a better solution?
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Aug 10, 2005
    #3
  4. OK, I'll go with a reformat - I've no data on the PC yet anyway.

    Do I have to buy a full version of XP when I'm downgrading from XP64?
    A full version will be twice as much as an upgrade pack.

    "Jerry" wrote:

    > You cannot install XP 32 over XP 64. You will have to reformat the drive and
    > start over.
    >
    > "Edradour" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > I'm expriencing problems installing old drivers for XP64.
    > > The manufacturers of the peripherals have ceased to support the devices
    > > involved.
    > > In one case, the manufacturer has left that market altogether (despite
    > > their
    > > product still being, IMO, the best there is).
    > >
    > > At this stage, I think my simplest solution is to move to XP.
    > > Can I buy an upgrade version of XP (32 bit) and install over XP64?
    > > Is there a better solution?

    >
    >
    >
    =?Utf-8?B?RWRyYWRvdXI=?=, Aug 10, 2005
    #4
  5. You must - first of all - have something that XP will accept to upgrade, not
    sure, but I think Win95 will do, and that will have to be a full version -
    if you can still get it?

    Tony. . .


    "Edradour" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > OK, I'll go with a reformat - I've no data on the PC yet anyway.
    >
    > Do I have to buy a full version of XP when I'm downgrading from XP64?
    > A full version will be twice as much as an upgrade pack.
    >
    > "Jerry" wrote:
    >
    >> You cannot install XP 32 over XP 64. You will have to reformat the drive
    >> and
    >> start over.
    >>
    >> "Edradour" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >> > I'm expriencing problems installing old drivers for XP64.
    >> > The manufacturers of the peripherals have ceased to support the devices
    >> > involved.
    >> > In one case, the manufacturer has left that market altogether (despite
    >> > their
    >> > product still being, IMO, the best there is).
    >> >
    >> > At this stage, I think my simplest solution is to move to XP.
    >> > Can I buy an upgrade version of XP (32 bit) and install over XP64?
    >> > Is there a better solution?

    >>
    >>
    >>
    Tony Sperling, Aug 10, 2005
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