Upgrading HP xw8200 to Win XP Pro x64 Edition

Discussion in 'Windows 64 Bit' started by Colin Barnhorst, Dec 14, 2005.

  1. The most recent version of the BIOS should be right, but you may not need
    it. The BIOS is the one thing I do not recommend updated unless you know
    for sure that you need to. Try the trial first. Install to a different
    partition or drive. Disconnect all unneeded devices before beginning. You
    should do just fine.
    Colin Barnhorst, Dec 14, 2005
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  2. Colin Barnhorst

    Jim Galasyn Guest

    My new HP xw8200 workstation unfortunately came installed with the 32-bit
    version of Win XP Pro. I'd like to install the x64 edition, but HP won't
    send me the OEM disk (apparently, there isn't one).

    I visited the HP site and found all the x64 drivers for the xw8200. I figure
    I can download the trial version of XP x64 and manually install the drivers.

    I need to be very careful about install order. The helpful tech guy
    confirmed my belief that I should start with BIOS, the install storage
    drivers, then chipset drivers, then the rest:
    Bios update, install the operating system (the intergrated SCSI and SATA
    subsystem cannot be used to install the system drive as there are currently
    no HP supported drivers for Windows XP 64 bit) Having the SATA controller
    emulation set to "combined Controller" should force it to emulate the
    standard ATA and allow installation on SATA drives.
    The next item to install would be the Intel Chipset drivers and then the
    remaining drivers.
    Jim Galasyn, Dec 14, 2005
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  3. Colin Barnhorst

    Jim Galasyn Guest

    Cool, thanks. I'll get my drivers together and take the dive over the

    Jim Galasyn, Dec 14, 2005
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