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    Hello All,

    Got a Question, I think I know the answer *BUT* belonging to
    a Sophisticated group such as this one, well, I can hope.

    I have a WinXP Pro 64 bit, for the Intel of course, But I'm a
    Die hard AMD fan.

    Im running the Abit KR7A-133r board, the AMD XP 1800
    1 gig DDR 2100 ATI Radeon 8500DV 2 80 Gig Maxtor ATA 133
    running UDMA 6

    Can I somehow fool the Installation so it will not look at the
    Chipset???

    Thank you fans !!

    The Kiifer
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    but your enemies closer"
    Old member SII
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    Ya goin' to have to some 64bit emulation program 1st to run it as your setup will only run 32bit software. :smokin:
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    i doubt it, different cpu instructions from os, and emulation would be horribly slow

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    Of course emulation would be slow but how else would ya run a 64bit os on a 32bit system? :?:
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    The short answer is you can't do it :(

    Emulation is backwards-compatible, not forward-compatible. A 64-bit chip can emulate a 32-bit one (ala the Itanium), but a 32-bit chip cannot emulate a 64-bit one. How the NT/2000/XP operating systems work on multiple platforms is the HAL (hardware abstraction layer) is unique to each platform. For instance, Windows NT4 could run on x86, Alpha, Mips and PowerPC. The NT4 operating system was the same code, but the HAL was programmed (mainly in assembly language) to tie the upper-layer code into the lower-level hardware of the different architectures :)

    So no - don't try ;)

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    yup, you could try and emulation, and when i get a copy of a 64-bit program ill go try it:)

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