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BLUE SCREEN ON HP WORKSTATION WHEN I TRY TO UPGRADE TO 64 BIT XP PRO

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  • dgarner206 Oct 08, 2009

    Yes im upgrading from 32bit XP PRO to 64bit XP PRO
    When the intallation starts to install it runs untill it says starting windows, That is when i get the blue screen.
    I have even tried a new hard drive and this does the same i have installed the latest bios updates from hp.
    I have removed the extra Ram to 4Gb and this does not work either?

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Are you trying to do a fresh install? or upgrade from another operating system? Generally have to do a fresh install when going from 32 bit version of xp to 64 bit. IF you have more than 4 GB of ram installed, you may have to remove some, then install 64 bit XP Pro, then install your ram after. (this is a known problem with some machines and 64 bit xp) IF this is none of the above?
Please add a comment with more information as per your BSOD. This way I can identify with you what it is the system does not like

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Computer off, Photosmart C4580 OFF, and unplugged from power. Disconnect the USB cable from it to the computer.

Turn the computer on.
Remove all associated HP software for the Photosmart.

Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs.
When the list populates remove all HP software for the Photosmart.
When finished close all windows, go back to your desktop screen.

Restart your computer.

HP Support > HP Photosmart C4580 > Main support page,

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After you click on your O/S, go to the right, and click on Next in the blue rectangle.

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B) HP Photosmart Full Feature Software and Drivers
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I recommend downloading B)
Get the full package.

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This means Page 1 of 1, and the size is 149.41 MegaBytes )

After you click a small window will come up.
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When you see the file name DOUBLE-click right on it.
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Post additional questions, or to have me clarify anything I have stated, in a Comment.

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