The Intel Pentium M series is not a 64-bit processor.
So use the 32-bit, also called x86, edition.
And make sure you have your Windows XP restoration CD, plenty of doughnuts
and some Advil handy.
"IBIZA618" <IBIZA618@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Thanks for the tips..i actually just got off Sony's website for support
> im at work and not at home with my laptop) but i found the actual specs on
> laptop...do these work with the 64bit or 32bit OS? You know, i downloaded
> program from Microsoft that analyzed my PC last night and apparantly
> "checked" for compatibility and while it said it was good to install, it
> neglected to tell me which CD to do , hence why i am asking.. and I will
> go to BestBuy and buy an external hard drive to back up everything before
> doing this thing..
> Here are the specs in detail:
> Processor-Intel Pentium M 740 (1.73 GHz, 2MB L2 cache)
> Front Side Bus Speed - 533 MHz
> Chipset - Intel 915 PM
> Memory - 512MB PC-3200 400MHz DDR2
> "Mark D. VandenBerg" wrote:
>> Well, you need a 64-bit processor to run a 64-bit OS. And your 800MHz
>> isn't. Also, if I were you, and I'm not, I'd spend about six hours
>> all the posts about how people have messed up their only computer before
>> even think of trying Vista out on yours.
>> Tip: for backing up stuff, buy a nice 200GB external hard drive (around
>> $150) and use it. You'll be so happy!
>> "IBIZA618" <IBIZA618@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> > Okay, pardon me if i am ignorant of this answer, but i received my CDs
>> > from
>> > MS in the mail just yesterday and i dont know which CD to install for
>> > Vista..
>> > the 32bit or the 64bit and does it make a difference?
>> > Im planning on installing it on a Sony VAIO 800 Mhz 512 RAM 80GB
>> > laptop...
>> > just off the top of my head.. thanks...
>> > Im also backing up my files, pics, docs, etc...just in case, but im not
>> > really sure if something terribly wrong occurs, how i'll revert back to
>> > the
>> > existing Windows XP version that originally came on my laptop when i
>> > bought
>> > it.. hmmm.. ill have to work on that one..