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post #41 of 56
Lets see. Majority says Vista x64, Vista x64 it is!

Anyways, my experience with XP x64 almost made me smash my computer. Vista x64 is amazing.
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post #42 of 56
You can't really beat up any OS. All of them have flaws, some have more than others; A new operating system just has a few more bugs than an older one. XP Pro (x86) was a good OS. Only time will tell if Vista Ultimate x64 is worth it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Krunk_Kracker View Post
TWENTY SEVEN posts deleted.....TWENTY SEVEN.



NOW.....I want to open this thread back up, because I would like to see further DISCUSSION about this matter.

There seems to be people who really feel that XP x64 is a good way to go and I want to hear INTELLIGENT reasoning.


The next insult, asteric or pissing and moaning gets a 5 point rude infraction.
Dang... all that info gone. Yes, amidst the flames there was real info, and all the arguments against XP x64 were refuted. It was from the opposite side that the arguments without any real base came from.

Quote:
Originally Posted by TnB= Gir View Post
Thanks for the intelligent contribution?
Yeah, gives you the general idea of the main argument against XP x64 in the 27 posts deleted.

EDIT:
Not posting in this thread again, don't want to derail it.
Edited by 003 - 5/15/08 at 9:31pm
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post #44 of 56
Quote:
Originally Posted by 003 View Post
Dang... all that info gone. Yes, amidst the flames there was real info, and all the arguments against XP x64 were refuted.
Yea.....Im speechless really. I would have to venture a guess that at least 10 of those 27 deleted posts were mine and I didn't flame a single person or even address anyone in an unfriendly manner.

I guess all I can say is +1 to the quote above, and I use XP x64 without any issues and love it.
Edited by Dawgdoc - 5/15/08 at 10:38pm
post #45 of 56
Um, since its all free, why don't you just get both, dual boot both for a while, and THEN decide?
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post #46 of 56
The problem with XP x64 was that on release, yeah it was pretty darn hard to find drivers for it. This made everyone complain, which seems to have lasted until today for some reason.

The fact really is, Vista x64 vs XP x64 is the same as Vista vs XP. There are perfectly legit reasons for using either.
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post #47 of 56
i made the mistake of using x64 once. It was probably the worst move I had ever made. Limited support and limited program use. At the time there was a lot of third party apps that I liked to use. Vista x64 on the other hand was great. I had all my driver support, and could run all of my old programs that I liked to use.
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post #48 of 56
I do recommend vista x64 if you have a computer that can support it (I don't doubt that) and if you're not requiring raw performance out of your computer (benchmarking, Pi, F@H, games, etc.)

However, XP x64 isn't as bad as these people are making it out to be. I got it in its first days, and driver support was just fine for ME. I would imagine that support is better now, although XP x64 has always been a nonentity to microsoft and therefore 3rd parties.
post #49 of 56
I have yet to find any hardware that is lacking a fully up to date driver for XP x64, but does have one for Vista 64. I also have yet to find a single piece of software that works on Vista 64 but not XP x64.

Psycho Homer, about how long ago would you say you used XP x64? Do you remember the version? Beta? RC? Vanilla? SP1? SP2?
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I think driver support is great on XP x64 and all x64 OS in general. Even my 6 year old crappy network card is reconized by XP x64 and my old 56k modem is as well.
     
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