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Take my advice, dont buy anything that the words Windows or Microsoft on them.

Iv owned the following O/Ss from Microsoft:

Windows 95
Windows 98
Windows ME
Windows 2000 Professional
Windows XP Home Edition SP2

Out of all those, Windows 2000 performed the best with the best reliability. But it still wasnt that great.

95 was the worst of course, slow as hell and is no longer supported anyway.

98 was pretty much as bad as 95, if not worse. Neither one were reliable at all.

ME was worse then the previous 90s. Reliablity just goes down with newer versions of Windows.

XP isnt really as horrible as the previous ones, its one of the better ones. Windows 2000 is still a much more solid OS then XP, and even faster at alot of other things.

I have no experience with Vista, and i dont think i will. I have nothing but continuous problems with Windows and Microsoft both.

Not only that, support for these really suck bad. If i have a problem with Windows, Microsoft does pretty much nothing at all to help me figure it out. They just make things more stressful.

So its always been, if i cant fix the problem, its a re-format and another wasted day of re-installing everything.
    
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If you like secure driver signing requirements.... great! If not you can turn it off. Otherwise basically everything runs on it... unless you have some really old hardware should be no issue. I have 47 processes running including foobar, windows live, and firefox. Still only have 8 32 bit processes running, and a 64 bit process takes less resources. I dont see any substantial reason not to use 64 bit
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Cool, then I'll install 64 bit version then.
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Sounds like 64-bit is the best way to go today. Thanks for all the information in this thread guys! It was incredibly useful!
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