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Alright! Got one more question though will the Vista 32bit key work with the Vista 64bit?
Doubt it....I'm almost 100% sure it won't work.
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post #22 of 42
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Alright! Got one more question though will the Vista 32bit key work with the Vista 64bit?
It will work. I'm 100% sure.
    
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It will work. I'm 100% sure.
After looking it up, I found you are right, you should be able to use the 32-bit key on a 64-bit OS...thats why I said I'm not 100% sure
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post #24 of 42
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So is driver support good with Vista 64bit?

GREAT just you must pull all but 1 stick of ram to install Vista and then install SP1 then install ram. For myself it's a pain to pull ram fan,H/S fan but worth it

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Edited by Mad Bomber - 5/25/08 at 12:44pm
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post #25 of 42
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Um no.

Vista is just as fast, if not faster than XP on any system that has up to date hardware.

So obviously a PIII will crap out on Vista, but a C2D will run it fine.
Hmm, I could of sworn I read benchmarks showing that Vista was indeed slower than XP.

Maybe you could enlighten me by linking me to some sources of your claims?

I'm referring them both running on the exact same system of course.

Thanks.
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Drivers can be lacking in Vista 64 for laptops I've noticed. So far with my desktop, I've found 64bit drivers for everything I have.
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Ill format my PC this week,first i got to save all my stuff on DVD's get all the programs and drivers i need for Vista64 bit then im ready to role.
 
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I'd stay XP but that's just my opinion. Vista is great but I've heard about too many bugs in it.

~B~
I think that people need to stop saying "I've heard this and that about Vista", Vista as been stable or me since June 2007 and SP1 made it even better, I am running Vista 32-bit because I don't want to deal with drivers signing and unsupported games and applications. I say go with Vista, it runs great and it looks neat (check the pic, screenshot from my laptop)
    
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post #29 of 42
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GREAT just you must pull all but 1 stick of ram to install Vista and then install SP1 then install ram. For myself it's a pain to pull ram fan,H/S fan but worth it

Thanx for the Rep
Actually you don't need to. Just make sure you use 2GB of ram to install it, then install SP1 then put the other 2GB in. You will get a bsod if you try 4GB when you install Vista
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I'd stay XP but that's just my opinion. Vista is great but I've heard about too many bugs in it.

~B~
But ask yourself this; Have you heard what any of those "bugs" are?

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