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How do i downgrade my OEM XP64 to XP32?


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Hello, i am aware that microsoft allows for the downgrade of certain products if they are OEM. I wish to downgrade from XP pro 64bit edition to XP32 pro. Does anyone know the steps i need to take or what department of microsoft to contact in order to do this?

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(this was an OEM copy purchased from new egg)

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No, the only thing Microsoft did anywhere near what you are talking about was when they were exchanging the 32-bit version for a 64-bit version of XP Professional...

*Links....

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/64bit/u...de/default.mspx

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/64bit/upgrade/faq.mspx

There ya are so, no; Microsoft will not exchange the version... BTW... the way the exchaged the copy up was by asking them for there CD key, nulling that key, and shipping them a copy of windows XP 64...

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Sometimes an "Upgrade" will de-install itself.

If that's not possible, then a cold install of the previous OS would be in order.

You might not have to reformat the drive, but at least delete the windows folder.

Good Luck,

Andromeda :whistle:

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hmmm, i feel sorry for you, getting an x64 version of windows

i got an amd64, and basically, i will not use xp x64 , until outpost pro gets ported, cause other than that, i had no beef with winxp x64

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I run Win x64. I was also trying to get MS to give me a downgrade since there were no x64 drivers for my Oki C5300n page printer. The last thing MS told me to do was fill out a form they emailed me and fax (why not email?) it back. This was about a month ago and I haven't heard a thing.

But I stopped pursuing it because I decided to try something I had done in the past (and forgotten..duh). I installed an x64 driver from the x64 install (manual selection using the 'Add Hardware' wizard) for a similar printer, the C7200. That worked like a charm.

I still have no drivers for my scanner; but I can do without that since I rarely have need for it. And I still have no anti-virus software that supports real time detection (I do a manual scan every so often). I do use Windows firewall and MS Antispyware.

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I wonder why people are so reluctant in switching over to the 64 bit platform. Honestly is MS even selling x64 copies of XP? I mean if I buy a comp from Voodoopc that is 64 bit will they bundle me a copy of a 64 bit Xp?

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