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I know that I can just insert the xp disk but when I do this I get the following message: "Attemping to load an x64 operating system, however this CPU ...
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    uninstalling redhat and switching to xp


    I know that I can just insert the xp disk but when I do this I get the following message:

    "Attemping to load an x64 operating system, however this CPU is not compatible with x64 mode. Please install a 32-bit x86 operating system.

    Setup cannot continue. Press any key to exit."

    Is there an alternate way that I have to install xp? This is on a Dell Latitude by the way. Oh and my main reason for switching is because I haven't been able to find a wireless network adapter compatible with linux. Wireless internet is the main reason I got this laptop.

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    Maybe you downloaded the wrong distro? XP? I've not heard of Linux XP? You're not asking for help with a Microsoft product on this board are you...



    Sorry, couldn't resist it! Here's my real help:

    Looks to me like you're trying to load a 64 bit operating system on a 32 bit computer. Maybe you got the wrong Windows XP disk out?
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    I installed xp with the same disk, on the same computer months before. This shouldn't happen.

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    Re: uninstalling redhat and switching to xp

    Quote Originally Posted by tony11235
    I know that I can just insert the xp disk but when I do this I get the following message:

    "Attemping to load an x64 operating system, however this CPU is not compatible with x64 mode. Please install a 32-bit x86 operating system.

    Setup cannot continue. Press any key to exit."
    This error would only pop up if you were trying to install the 64-bit version of Windows XP onto a 32-bit CPU. What type of CPU is your Dell? Did it not come with an OS recovery CD?
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    Instead of using XP, just used Ndiswrapper for your wireless network

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    Quote Originally Posted by onlinebacon
    Instead of using XP, just used Ndiswrapper for your wireless network
    *nods head* silly person, why not ask here on the forums if you need help with wireless.
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    I should probably just google this, but what exactly is Ndiswrapper? If this will actually provide me wireless internet on my laptop, then I would just stick to linux.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tony11235
    I should probably just google this, but what exactly is Ndiswrapper? If this will actually provide me wireless internet on my laptop, then I would just stick to linux.
    You should google it, but I'll provide you with a link anyway:

    http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/

    It's an application that allows you to use your MS Windows drivers for your wireless card in Linux.
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    I would still like to know why I am getting this response when I did not the first time I reinstalled xp on my laptop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tony11235
    I would still like to know why I am getting this response when I did not the first time I reinstalled xp on my laptop.
    If the message you posted is exactly what you're getting, then you tried to install a 64-bit operating system on a 32-bit system. That is the only logical explanation. If as you said the disc is the same one you used to previously install a 32-bit version of MS Windows on your 32-bit laptop, a black hole has apparently opened in the space/time continuum and someone has switched your XP disc with an XP64 disc.

    In other words, although I'm pretty good at understanding Linux, I have no idea when it comes to most things dealing with Microsoft Windows.
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