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Windows XP x64

Discussion in 'Windows Operating Systems' started by Dodoman, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. Dodoman

    Dodoman Member

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    Is it reliable? Been thinking of going back to XP, but since I have 4GB of RAM I'd prefer using a 64bit OS. Are there still a lot of issues with it? Or am I better off sticking with 64bit Vista?
     
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    i don't think anyone is supporting xp64.
     
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    How about server 2003 then? Is the 64bit version supported by anyone besides MS?
     
  4. Cozmo

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    same thread was posted last week.

    general consensus was that vista 64 is the go as it has so much more support with regards to drivers etc.

    look back a few pages.

    xp32 can use 3gb with pae anyway, whats 1gb of extra ram, especially if your apps are mostly 32bit based.
     
  5. kogi

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    Made the switch last week. Have had no problems so far.

    There has being drivers for my board and video card
     
  6. Dutch Wink

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    no support? laffo

    theres plenty of support. xp64 even uses the server2003 service pack for it, so it's exactly the same support as 2003x64.

    you will need to avoid vista 64 if you intend using programs that want to load unsigned drivers, such as vmware server.
     
  7. kwhohasamullet

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    i made the switch on sunday, so far have found drivers for everything and its running nicely :)

    -k
     
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    XP32 can use 3GB without PAE. PAE does nothing for a Windows Machine. Linux PAE actually allows a 32bit kernel to access up to 64GB of RAM.

    As for XP64. I used it back when it was just released. Not an entirely detrimental experience, though it wasn't that great and had it's fair share of issues. You will be able to get drivers for it (the 32Bit drivers worked AFAIK) but there are other issues then just driver support.
     
  9. Dutch Wink

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    PAE does everything for the server versions of 32-bit Windows OS's. PAE introduces issues if your drivers are not aware of it however, which is why XP and vista 32 are capped to 3.Xgb ram.

    32bit drivers will not work on a 64 bit OS though.
     
  10. crazyelf

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    ive been using xp 64bit for a while- never had any problems!

    one thing thats been bugging me though is there is no 'sysedit' in xp pro x64! Sure I could use notepad to change the boot.ini file but that program is much easier to use
     
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    Might try it out then :)
    Will let you guys know how it goes.
     
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    Use it if you must but I really wouldn't bother with it. If you want XP then go 32bit. If you want 64bit then go Vista : )
     
  13. Sub.Zer0

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    I'm running XP x64 and love it. Faster than Vista with the ability of addressing 4+ GB of RAM. Give it a go, what have you got to lose? If it dosen't work out go back to Vista.
     
  14. jab_au

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    My current installation of Windows XP x64 has been installed since 29/03/2006, 8:18:54 PM
     
  15. G-PhresH

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    had it installed for around 2 days
    sucked nuts

    some programs i used dont support it and it seemed kinda sloppy

    upgraded to Vista 64bit and its smick :)
     
  16. AusTerror

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    I have been using XP 64bit since the first beta, I signed up for the testing through MS.

    My PC at home is XP64, all the other PCs I use are 64bit Server 2008 versions.

    No problems with drivers now. The first beta however was a different story!
     
  17. LinX

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    My Gaming PC runs Windows XP 64 bit.

    However.. the one I use is severely hacked .. almost beyond recognition... :):)
     

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