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Thread: Windows XP 64

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    I'm currently using tons of software on regular Windows XP.
    If I get a new computer with a 64 processor, and use Windows 64 OS, will I still be able to run all this software on it?


    I have all kinds of software: video/music editing, graphic web design, games, antivirus/firewall, filesharing etc.

    If it can install using my current OS, it should have no prob installing on XP 64 right?

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    clocker's Avatar Shovel Ready
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    Maybe they will, maybe they won't.

    Although most of my software will run on WoW some programs absolutely refuse.
    Aquamark3, for instance.

    Many of the 64bit programs are still in beta and somewhat glitchy as well.
    Getting Windows Defender 64 to update is a hit or miss affair...rather humorous considering the source really.
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    For now I think it's best to stick with 32bit Windows for full compatibility.
    Last edited by Virtualbody1234; 04-22-2006 at 04:21 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virtualbody1234
    For now I think it's best to stick with 32bit Windows for full compatibility.

    Ya VB . it will come sooner than later .

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    I figured that because XP64 is a later version of XP, anything that would work on XP would work fine on XP64.
    No?

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    you can installed 32 bit apps to xp64 coz it has two program file directors one for 64bit apps and one for 32bit apps

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    Quote Originally Posted by cool skill
    I figured that because XP64 is a later version of XP, anything that would work on XP would work fine on XP64.
    No?
    It's not a "later version of XP".
    XP64 is based on the 2003 Server kernel.
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    Either way.. there aren't tooo many benfits of the 64 as I ahve tried it before and didn't really like it.
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    I tried XP64 a while back and was unimpressed with the amount of drivers still unavailable, though by now I would 'assume' most of the basic programs would be working.

    Is Vista going to be 64-bit by default, or will they offer a 64-bit version as they have with XP? I sort of think they should require Vista to be 64-bit, all the backwards compatible code will be unnecessary very soon.

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    That's what I was just thinking too.
    Will Vista be able to handle everything XP does or will it be like XP64?

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