Can I Transfer 32-bit XP to 64-bit Laptop?

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    koolx

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    I got a 10 year old Gateway M210 laptop thats 32 bit with an IDE hard drive with XP. I want to buy the newer Sony Vaio Flip model# SVF15N17CXB thats Win 8, 64 bit and has a SATA drive. Is it possible to copy the o/s from the IDE drive to the SATA drive so it boots to XP? Will there be any issues?
     
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    Jojo

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    My HDs are SATA.

    As for moving the OS over, I don't think it will work for several reasons.

    Firstly, 64 bit and 32 bit have a number of important differences.

    Secondly, the OS will be made for that machine. There is a file that holds information about the current hardware and detects of there have been significant changes.
     
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    I think that you can.
     
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