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01-29-2019 02:23 PM
Product: Z4 G4
Operating System: Other
I'm able to boot WinPE 64bit without problem , I tried with WinPE 10 (1809) 64bit and WinPE 4 (Windows 8.1) 64bit.
but if I try to boot the 32bit versions , it boots , the scripts run but the peripherals such as keyboard, mouse and LAN are not working. I know that those workstations are supported with 64 bit OS only , nevertheless I'm looking to find a way , even unsupported by HP and Microsoft, to have keyboard ,mouse and LAN working.
I wrote Mission Impossible as I guess this can't be solved , but I try to ask to other people, you never know.
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01-29-2019 03:35 PM
> What is your specific use for a 32-bit OS on a Z4?
The thing is, as far as I know, Windows 64-bit will run 32-bit programs and does more often than we might think.
If a 32-bit OS is absolutely required, I'm reasonably certain that the Z4 will not boot to a 32-bit OS, but I'm wondering if a 32-bit OS- even 32-bit XP, could be run as a VM?
01-29-2019 03:35 PM - edited 01-29-2019 03:37 PM
WinPE 32bit is used to install Windows 7 64bit.I know it's not the best things to do.
Imagine if you developed your own installation environment used for years in your company on several ten thousand computers, and it's based on WinPE 32bit ....
and you are lazy and you didn't updated your .exe , used in WinPE , from 32 to 64bit ?
Now you have an issue on this new computers .... you can't install Windows 7 64bit using Winpe 32bit.
you have two choise: use another installation method (SCCM for example) or you don't buy this computers. May be there are equivalent workstation where such "ancient" installation method works. So it could be easier to avoid to buy Z4 G4.
I wanto to avoid to go away from Z4 G4.
01-29-2019 04:13 PM
your desire to spend time trying to get a 32bit os working instead of spending the time to get a 64bit OS is counterproductive
and if your not willing to spend the time planning/testing a upgrade and then rolling it out then we are not willing to do your work for you.................... and since these workstations are available with factory HP win 7 x64 restore disks/OS pre installed i again point out what a waste of time trying to install a 32bit is........
and if indeed you do have several 10 thousand systems then i also find it hard to believe there was/is no money or qualified people to plan a a migration to a newer 64bit os.....................
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