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It's time for a reinstall, and i have some extra dollars, so I was gonna upgrade to Vista. Is there any reason not to get 64 bit over 32 bit?
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none......


u will need far more ram though for vista x64 ....3gb min!!
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first check if all your hardware has 64 bit drivers.
your hardware not having 64 bit drivers is the only reason not to.
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If you are planning on getting Vista HP you will have to order the 64bit disk through Microsoft. Vista Ultimate comes with both 32bit and 64bit disks. This is only if you buy the retail versions so you can swap out MBs if you want to.
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Thanks for the reponses. I think I saw something in the news section not long ago that said Vista SP1 was locking up computers that had AMD processors. Anybody know anything about this?
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