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I used 64bit Vista for a bit... with the performance increases of 4gb I would definitely leap right now. The time has never been better.
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gaming is flawless on x64 vista........
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Originally Posted by Oblivion77 View Post
Ok, I got a few more question. I am getting a X-Fi XtremeMusic cause I love to listen to music. I am worried about the driver support for 64 bit vista. Anyone have any say on this?
I would seriously caution you AGAINST purchasing an X-FI Extreme card, or any card from Creative Labs, for that matter.

Their support for Vista is especially terrible. I was completely unable to use my card in Vista 64, SP1, and removed the card and replaced it with a beautifully sounding Azuntech Prelude 7.1. It has noticeably better fidelity, and the drivers are flawless in Vista.
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Vista Home Premium x64 is NOT better than Windows XP. I have XP64, XP Pro, Vista Ultimate x32 and dx64, and Vista Home Premium x32 and x64. I have been plagued with driver problems in home premium x64. Anything from DVD drives to game compatibility. If you want 8GB of ram and dx10 and are willing to deal with a multitude of compatibility issues, go with Home Premium. Personally, I would stick with XP for gaming. It is a lot less hassle and there are plenty of people to help you troubleshoot. If you go with Vista, go with Ultimate x64, it has the fewest problems.
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Vista Home Premium x64 is NOT better than Windows XP. I have XP64, XP Pro, Vista Ultimate x32 and dx64, and Vista Home Premium x32 and x64. I have been plagued with driver problems in home premium x64. Anything from DVD drives to game compatibility. If you want 8GB of ram and dx10 and are willing to deal with a multitude of compatibility issues, go with Home Premium. Personally, I would stick with XP for gaming. It is a lot less hassle and there are plenty of people to help you troubleshoot. If you go with Vista, go with Ultimate x64, it has the fewest problems.
There are a lot of gamers that have had zero driver issues with Vista X64, I'm one of them.

You just need to do specific research on what you use. Vista 64bit is the way to go.
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Vista Home Premium x64 is NOT better than Windows XP. I have XP64, XP Pro, Vista Ultimate x32 and dx64, and Vista Home Premium x32 and x64. I have been plagued with driver problems in home premium x64. Anything from DVD drives to game compatibility. If you want 8GB of ram and dx10 and are willing to deal with a multitude of compatibility issues, go with Home Premium. Personally, I would stick with XP for gaming. It is a lot less hassle and there are plenty of people to help you troubleshoot. If you go with Vista, go with Ultimate x64, it has the fewest problems.
really?
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Vista Home Premium x64 is NOT better than Windows XP. I have XP64, XP Pro, Vista Ultimate x32 and dx64, and Vista Home Premium x32 and x64. I have been plagued with driver problems in home premium x64. Anything from DVD drives to game compatibility. If you want 8GB of ram and dx10 and are willing to deal with a multitude of compatibility issues, go with Home Premium. Personally, I would stick with XP for gaming. It is a lot less hassle and there are plenty of people to help you troubleshoot. If you go with Vista, go with Ultimate x64, it has the fewest problems.
I just got vista 64bit recently and so far its great.
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Originally Posted by Oblivion77 View Post
I don't really do any gaming, but if I wanted to. Is it up to par with XP?
I find it to be way better than XP.

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Originally Posted by Anqt31 View Post
Vista Home Premium x64 is NOT better than Windows XP. I have XP64, XP Pro, Vista Ultimate x32 and dx64, and Vista Home Premium x32 and x64. I have been plagued with driver problems in home premium x64. Anything from DVD drives to game compatibility. If you want 8GB of ram and dx10 and are willing to deal with a multitude of compatibility issues, go with Home Premium. Personally, I would stick with XP for gaming. It is a lot less hassle and there are plenty of people to help you troubleshoot. If you go with Vista, go with Ultimate x64, it has the fewest problems.
Maybe for you, clean install it.

I have Vista x64, works flawlessly. I am so glad I got x64 over x86.
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post #19 of 35
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Quick questions, do you think that a 64 bit home premium key would work with a 64 bit ultimate OS?
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You have about a 25% chance of it working. I've tried this with vista. You may be able to initially install Vista with the key, but eventually you won't be able to use it because it doesn't register the home premium key as an authentic key and so after 30 days, you aren't able to get into your system. (At least officially) Also, you can't register online.
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