Windows XP 64-bit Edition?

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    Does anyone know where I can find a copy of Windows XP 64-bit Edition (not Professional) that was made for Itanium systems? I've looked everywhere, but I still can't find it.
     
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    https://the-eye.eu/public/MSDN/Windows XP/

    do not know which of the above are the ones for the Itanium systems, you can read more on the Itanium systems at wikipedia, here is an excerpt:

    Windows XP 64-Bit Edition
    "Windows XP 64-Bit Edition" redirects here. It is not to be confused with Windows XP Professional x64 Edition.

    Windows XP 64-Bit Edition was designed to run on Intel Itanium family of microprocessors in their native IA-64 mode.

    Two versions of Windows XP 64-Bit Edition were released:


    • Windows XP 64-Bit Edition for Itanium systems, Version 2002 – Based on Windows XP codebase, was released simultaneously alongside the 32-Bit version of Windows XP on October 25, 2001.[36]
    • Windows XP 64-Bit Edition, Version 2003 – Based on Windows Server 2003 codebase (which added support for the Itanium 2 processor), was released on March 28, 2003.[37]

    This edition was discontinued in January 2005, after Hewlett-Packard, the last distributor of Itanium-based workstations, stopped selling Itanium systems marketed as 'workstations'.[38] As of July 2005, Windows XP 64-Bit Edition is no longer supported, and no further security updates were made available.

    Windows XP 64-Bit Edition was not marketed as the Itanium version of Microsoft's other Windows XP editions, but, instead, as a separate edition made solely for the Itanium processor and its 64-bit instructions. It is mostly analogous to Windows XP Professional, but numerous older technologies, such as DAO, Jet database, NTVDM, and Windows on Windows, are no longer present, so support for MS-DOS and Win16 applications is absent. The original version also lacks most media applications, such as Windows Media Player, NetMeeting, Windows Movie Maker, and integrated CD burning, although WMP and NetMeeting were added in the 2003 version.

    Similar to the ability of previous alternate architecture ports of Windows (Windows NT 4.0 for PowerPC, MIPS R4x00, and Alpha) to run 16-bit x86 code via Windows on Windows, Windows XP 64-Bit Edition can run standard x86 32-bit applications through its WOW64 (Windows-on-Windows 64-bit) emulation layer. While the original Itanium processor contains an on-chip IA-32 decoder, it was deemed far too slow for serious use (running at about 400 MHz), so Microsoft and Intel wrote a software 32 to 64-bit translator dubbed the IA-32 Execution Layer. It allows real time translation of x86 32-bit instructions into IA-64 instructions, allowing 32-bit applications to run (albeit significantly more slowly than native code).
     
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    64-bit XP shouldn't be too hard to find. Be advised, however, that SP3 was never released for that version of XP. It only goes up to SP2 (and there are a few programs that in recent years have started to require SP3). If you want XP to see all of the RAM in your system's motherboard then I recommend using 32-bit XP SP3 with the 128GB RAM patch, which can be downloaded from the following site: http://retrosystemsrevival.blogspot.com/2018/01/windows-xp-ram-patch.html
     
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    That shouldn't be happening...thankfully, there are other sites from which to get the patch. On a fresh XP installation I always put the latest version of Dan Pollock's HOSTS file along with the latest (last?) version of Fanboy's urlfilter.ini file for Opera 12.18 and older. On whatever Gecko-based browser I have accompanying Opera I install the latest compatible version of uBlock Origin (if it's a very old version, it becomes Adblock Plus instead). This site never gave me any trouble, but here is another link just in case:

    https://www23.zippyshare.com/v/o85jZjmh/file.html

    This link was officially posted by Dibya(who made the patch in the first place) to the BetaArchive.com forums; it's the last version. Honestly, I get by every day, & have been for years, with the 4GB or so maximum XP normally imposes; if you follow the directions to the letter you shouldn't have any problems with your system after installing the patch should you decide to try it. I merely list it as an option; this is by no means an endorsement. It's better to play it safe and just stick with 4GB, in my opinion, if you're not a 'power user.' If you do a lot of video editing/encoding/rendering, graphic design, and/or play games that require a lot of RAM and need to have plenty of RAM freed up in order to avoid play-through-ruining lag/slowdown, then unlocking the extra RAM may help.
     
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    The zippyshare link goes nowhere for me (click the browse button?? What browse button??)
     
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    Liz, got it! Thanks!!
     
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    That's awesome! I pray that it will help you! If you follow the instructions to the letter, then you should have no issues activating the extra RAM on your system.
     
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    cornemuse, you are welcome, :)
     
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