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hey madmax how did that switch to x64 work? how do you get them to send you the disk for it? if i have the 32-bit upgrade version can i still get the 64-bit disk? sorry about all the questions but im considering switching over to vista
Microsoft has details on their website. Really, the best thing to do is download it or borrow a CD from a friend (just make a copy of it). Your upgrade license allows you to use the 32 bit or 64 bit version of Vista. Microsoft will probably take a while to ship a 64 bit DVD.

My Vista Ultimate came with a 64bit CD... But it cost $120 more.

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Im STILL waiting for 64-bit driver support here, last time I installed vista business 64bit (I think that was the version, I got it free from school through the ELMS program) I loved using it, but most of the stuff it has is unnecessary, plus my card reader and wifi dongle did not work. Same with my bluetooth mouse. As soon as SP2 drops I think Ill be all over vista like a little M$ whore on christmas eve.
The problem with drivers and x64 is the Microsoft requires that the drivers actually work well before it will allow them to be digitally signed and workable. This means that the programmers for drivers cannot be lazy anymore. I think it is good that MS is forcing driver programmers to put a little effort into their work.
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hahaha M$ whore on christmas... but i dont have a card reader or bluetooth anything so i should be okay...

how does the 64-bit upgrade work?
Your license entitles you to use either the x86 or x64 version of the OS. Vista ships only in x86, so Microsoft will ship you for free a DVD (plus S/H) with the x64 OS on it. I think it is easier to find a friend or neighbor with a x64 DVD already and borrow it.

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Gentoo has a free 64 bit version of linux, which is fully supported and fully stable. Many programs are written for it too...

Also, my Gentoo setup takes 70 Megs of RAM when running compared to 700 Megs of Vista...
How does Stalker run on it? Are you getting good frames?
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sorry im having trouble finding on microsofts website the place to order the x64 version for free... im kinda slow today, where is it?
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ACTUALLY Stalker runs better than on Vista for me.

I get 35-40 everything maxed on Vista, and 41-45 on average in Linux...

Oh, and on Vista it won't even let me play COD 2 due to a grey screen problem, but in Linux it runs smooth as butter.
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sorry im having trouble finding on microsofts website the place to order the x64 version for free... im kinda slow today, where is it?

Here you go.

Nameless linux is great but its not for everyone. I also play around with linux but have not gotten to the point where its a main OS for me so I use windows as my main. I have used linux as a folding rig since it was free. Its rather difficult to get the hang of though for myself and others. I still like playing with it but thats about it.
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thanks... is says on that page that it "takes advantage of being able to use more ram" does that mean it is a bigger resource hog? and can i do an upgrade from 32 bit xp to 64 bit vista without a clean install?
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I have installed it on a few systems I've built for others. I will probably put it on mine now that I have enough Memory and a Dual Core processor. I had it on my rig with my Single Core 3700 and a single gig of Corsair XMS, and it was okay just tooling around desktop, but I noticed I was running out of memory on everything else.

I love it though.
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thanks... is says on that page that it "takes advantage of being able to use more ram" does that mean it is a bigger resource hog? and can i do an upgrade from 32 bit xp to 64 bit vista without a clean install?
That means that it can use 4 gigs (actually alot more I guess if you had it) and no I think you have to do a clean install to go to 64bit.
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ohh well... i was gonna back up all my stuff anyway
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