Can I magrate my existing XP 32bit installation to new XP 64bit

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Hello I am wondering if there are any members who have performed a successful migration of an XP 32bit installation onto new 64bit hardware. In the past when upgrading hardware I have used a disk imaging utility to image my XP installation onto my new hardware and drive, then perform a repair install of XP to bring it up to speed with the new hardware. I am considering buying new 64bit hardware and again imaging my existing XP 32bit installation onto the new drive and performing a repair installation using XP 64bit installation media. Just wondering if this has been done before and what process was used. Thank you.

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You will need to do a clean install on the 64bit hardware. I’m actually amazed that it’s worked this long with all the different drivers.

The 32bit OS is going to be totally different than the 64bit OS. Not to mention you’ll need to reinstall all your software anyway with 64bit editions of it (Office, etc).

In order to be able to have most of your settings on the new install I suggest you to use the Migration Wizard (start/run/migwiz.exe and press ENTER); this will giude you in exporting your data and settings that can be later be imported on the new install.

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