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AMD64 download fails to install in XP on AMD64

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gregorypierce
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Running a AMD64 Venice core 3500+ on Windows XP (boxed proc so I know its exactly what it claims to be and WIndows XP agrees) and files:

jdk-6-beta-bin-b59-windows-amd64-03_nov_2005
jdk-6-rc-bin-b60-windows-amd64-10_nov_2005

refuses to install. Says that its the wrong processor.

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prunge
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Make sure you have the 64-bit version of Windows XP. You'll need Windows XP x64 to run the 64-bit VM. This is not the same as the standard 32-bit Windows XP.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/64bit/default.mspx

gregorypierce
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The maybe it would make sense to call it Win64/AMD because I can tell you for certain if the 'average person' looks at that they will say "hey, its a build for an AMD64 - I have an AMD64, lemme download that".

kellyohair
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The Windows amd64 downloads are for Windows 2003 X64 (AMD64) systems which will run in 64bit X64 (amd64) mode, and as far as I know Windows XP is a 32bit system, regards of it running on an amd64 processor.

The AMD64 boxes are extremely versatile, they can run all kinds of X86 32bit OS's, or AMD64 64bit OS's. But when running a 32bit OS, it is just that, a 32bit OS, running on a fast processor. Internally the VM might take advantage of the fact that it is an AMD64 processor, but the native programs themselves need to be 32bit programs.

The 64bit OS's (on AMD64) can run these amd64 binaries, plus 32bit X86 programs too.