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 PostPost subject: Vista x86 or x64        Posted: Mon May 28, 2007 8:01 am 
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I heard that Vista DVD contains both x86/x64 but I have a 64 bit PC. It is running XP MCE 2005, and should I stick with x86 or make a transition to x64?


any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. :)


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It really depends whether all the hardware and software that you want to be able to use is currently compatible with 64-bit - if it is then you might as well go for x64 now; if not then wait until more things have been updated.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon May 28, 2007 8:14 am 
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does Vista allow choosing x86 or x64?


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon May 28, 2007 8:19 am 
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yea, but i would recommend x86 right now, theres not a large amount of vista x64-ready equipment. give it a year or 2 b4 u make the switch when there is more support for the x64 platform. im on an x64 right now and its only running Windows Vista Home Premium x86 and I havent noticed anything bad about it


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon May 28, 2007 8:20 am 
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rws7 wrote:
does Vista allow choosing x86 or x64?

Only when you install it, you either install from the x86 or x64 DVD - once it's installed you can't change to the other edition without reinstalling. You could always install x64 first to test your hardware and software with it, and reformat and install x86 if it's no good for you, or set up a dual boot with both installed so you can test both and switch over to the x64 as your main OS once more things are compatible with it.

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If you are going to dual-boot the x86 and x64 edition of Vista, keep in mind that your license is only valid for one of those, i.e. you'll only be able to activate one of them.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon May 28, 2007 11:40 am 
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ok, I hope that Dell is providing both x86/x64 in ONE DVD because my PC was eligible for the upgrade kit program.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 2:54 pm 
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I don't know if it does but possibly Dell may have sold you the two keys? (Or maybe a harangue at Customer Support may give you a second license)

I would go with the x64... Once you go x64 you don't go back because of the speed boost you get. The only drivers that don't work on my computer are for a PCI gfx crad from 1998. Even my video capture drivers work!
--- Which is much better then Linux or BS-D can say...

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 6:18 pm 
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I gave it a year or 2 when the xp one came out. even linux x64 supports all my hardware. the only 64-bit drivers in windows I can find are for my ati video card. dosen't make sense that my 64-BIT MOTHERBOARD is not supported under x64 by its manufacterer


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 1:48 am 
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Frozenport wrote:
I would go with the x64... Once you go x64 you don't go back because of the speed boost you get. The only drivers that don't work on my computer are for a PCI gfx crad from 1998. Even my video capture drivers work!
--- Which is much better then Linux or BS-D can say...

Being open source, Linux and BSD (no dash) support everything on all their platforms (x86/x64, PPC, Alpha, 68k, S/390, SPARC, MIPS, ARM, VAX, much more than Windows supports). The only drivers which are not open source (of which most have free equivalents) worked on x64 Linux since before Microsoft began development of x64 Windows.

I bet the graphics card that doesn't work on x64 Windows works on x64 Linux without any problems (is it a Matrox or an S3?)


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 3:34 am 
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Vista 64 bit seems to runa bit better than the x86 version, however it has the nasty downside of not having quite as much support as the 32 bit program in terms of drivers etc. I would recommend the 64 bit edition however since it does have ok if not quite good driver support. Really, if you don't mind tossing out your 10 year old printer, 64 bit is for you.


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Being open source, Linux and BSD (no dash)

Well the dash was an atempt at a joke :?
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The only drivers which are not open source (of which most have free equivalents) worked on x64 Linux since before Microsoft began development of x64 Windows.

I can not find a bt878 driver for which sound will work for Linux (which is sad because i have most of my video stuff on Linux...). For Vista x64 I have easily found and installed that driver...
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I bet the graphics card that doesn't work on x64 Windows works on x64 Linux without any problems (is it a Matrox or an S3?)

I tired and it doesn't because of my mobo or atleast thats what the people on the Linux board said...

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 12:24 am 
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there is a good article in windows-now.com about how to change over to 64bit with no hassle and it was damn easy!


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I just built my parents a computer with a core 2 duo, 2gb of ram, a sata hard drive, and an ASUS (i think) motherboard. I installed vista 64 and had no driver problems whatsoever.

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Frozenport wrote:
Well the dash was an atempt at a joke :?

A bad one. I prefer Winblows.

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I can not find a bt878 driver for which sound will work for Linux (which is sad because i have most of my video stuff on Linux...). For Vista x64 I have easily found and installed that driver...

You mean you haven't found the driver that is included in the Linux kernel?

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I tired and it doesn't because of my mobo or atleast thats what the people on the Linux board said...

What mobo and what card? And which Linux board?


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i' m on x86 vista now


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