XP Pro running as x32

Discussion in 'Windows 64 Bit' started by Alden, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. Alden

    Alden Guest

    My XP Pro came with some system advisory tools, and it is saying it is only
    using 32 bits of my 64 bit processor and thinks I should upgrade my version
    of windows. Has anyone else had this problem? It won't run x64 apps AT ALL,
    my screen just goes white for a sec on some x64 programs then back to normal.
    Anyone know how to fix? I've run Windows Update twice. Thank you/
    Alden, Mar 25, 2008
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  2. Please post the exact message. You are probably running XP Pro x86 on your
    64bit cpu which is just fine. There would be no need to migrate to the
    64bit version of XP Pro since all you are running is 32bit programs.
    Colin Barnhorst, Mar 25, 2008
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  3. Alden

    Alden Guest

    Please go to
    Thank you.
    Alden, Mar 26, 2008
  4. That looks like a tool you downloaded from the web and not a Windows
    program. Are you using something like CClean?
    Colin Barnhorst, Mar 26, 2008
  5. Alden

    Alden Guest

    No, WPI asked me if I wanted to install a load of optional software. My
    processor is running at 100% all the time also, I'm not running any programs
    though, what's going on? Do I have a virus?
    Alden, Mar 26, 2008
  6. I don't know about a virus. You will have to run an antivirus scanner to
    find that out. I suggest that you use one of the online scanners the major
    antivirus makers provide for that purpose.

    The screen you linked to is not from a Windows tool. It is third party and
    it is not thoughtful. Just because you are running 32bit XP on your
    computer does not mean you should be running 64bit XP no matter what the cpu
    is. There is far more to it than that and the message takes no account of
    what software you are running or what devices you have. I strongly
    recommend that you forget the advice as too simplistic.

    If your cpu is sometimes in a race condition then I suggest that you post
    that problem to the microsoft.public.windowsxp.general newsgroup. It is not
    a problem with your cpu but software on your system. If you can, back up
    your files and settings in case you decided to solve by a reinstall.
    Colin Barnhorst, Mar 26, 2008
  7. What is it that is running at 100% - if no programs are running, there
    should only be the 'System Idle Process' which will be at something like
    99%. This only means the OS is checking if it needs to do anything - if not,
    it checks if it needs to do anything and so on. . .that will be the system,
    no virus!

    Tony. . .
    Tony Sperling, Mar 26, 2008
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