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I've recently re-started college again, and being that it's an MCSE/Computer Science degree, I'm eligible for a butt load of free Microsoft crap.

I do not want vista, but I wouldn't mind 4 gigs, so how is XP x64? When I looked into it a year ago, there wasn't much driver support for it.

How is it now?
 
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post #2 of 56
XP 64bit blows hard. Vista 64bit is the way more supported and refined OS'es of the two.
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if you truly want 64 bit, i would also recommend just going straight to vista 64
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Vista 64 bit is good. Really it is
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I have to agree.

It actually is very nice, and I would certainly recommend it over XP and XP x64.
    
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post #6 of 56
There is nothing wrong with XP 64bit. Plenty of drivers available.
If you want 64bit without vista, get XP 64bit.
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I run Vista x64 and it was very easy and I didn't have to download any drivers except for my wireless card. In XP x64... nothing worked, my lan didn't work, couldn't get wlan to work, audio didn't work... nothing functioned properly for me until alot of research and even then i ended up getting rid of it.

Solution #2: Get rid of windows and get linux
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Still not very much driver support, no matter what 003 says.
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post #9 of 56
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Originally Posted by Aeloi View Post
I run Vista x64 and it was very easy and I didn't have to download any drivers except for my wireless card. In XP x64... nothing worked, my lan didn't work, couldn't get wlan to work, audio didn't work... nothing functioned properly for me until alot of research and even then i ended up getting rid of it.

Solution #2: Get rid of windows and get linux
Have Linux

I have a Linux File server and I dual boot XP Pro/Mint on my laptop

Well, I guess I could go with Vista Business x64....
 
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post #10 of 56
I used XP64 before getting my vista. Honestly, I didn't like. Yes, driver support is better than it was, but I found it to be buggy. It loaded slow and I honestly think XP 32 and Vista 64 is better.
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