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How different are 64 and 32bit?

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Is it possible to create 64bit version of from an existing 32bit nlite without having to start over? i.e. just patch the 32bit install?

Maybe vain in hoping it just being a few filesystem files edits here and there and that the existing 32bit registry entries can still be applied to a 64bit install.

What's your thoughts?

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If You mean XP SP3 x86 (32-bit) in comparison with the XP SP2 x64 (64-bit) then it is impossible. These are completely different operating systems: XP SP3 x86 is NT5.1 (XP kernel) while XP SP2 x64 is NT5.2 (Windows Server 2003 x64 kernel). You should perform a full reinstall.

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Ok thanks...

There's alot of "junk" from original SP3 Disc... is the server a 'minimal' XP or will it require same amount of stripping i.e. will server require the same TLC?

I'm interested in 64 bit version now for RAM capablity... I lost the 'last session' for the XP 32 SP3 disc. Did lots of trial and error and arrived to perfect light disc after about a YEAR lol, but could not possibly remember the settings etc exactly for a 64 bit. I really wish I went down 64bit road from the start! I would like a slim version of XP with networking and sound, is there a source for other people's images I wonder?

Thanks again team

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XP x64 is a subset of Server2k3 x64, the same as the 32-bit variation, so no, you're understanding is backwards. This is the case for all Server products - always "more", not "less".

As for a "slim version image" somewhere, no, and even if there were we aren't allowed to link to it.

Start from unaltered and nLite/slim it as you wish. Here's a link to a big list of post-sp2 fixes, disregarding "removal" of components (in which you're on your own) -

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