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Having had both XP64 and Vista 64 i must say i prefer Vista 64 (since sp1) XP64 is only available as OEM.

and having ran 2 identical machines except the OS side by side (both on a fresh install)

Vista stated faster opened programs faster only thing XP did faster was transfer files


So my vote would go on Vista64
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Vista x64, alot more drivers support than XP have.
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Vista if you go Ultimate 64.

If you don't might as well go xp.
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Vista if you go Ultimate 64.

If you don't might as well go xp.
Huh what ?

I would go any Version of Vista 64bit Home premium and Up.

I have to say that if you do not need Bitlocker encryption or Full PC backup and the Vista ultimate extras then Ultimate is a rip off im afraid.

If you want EVERY feature and you KNOW you will utilize all of them then sure go Ultimate. If not then Go Home premium. Home premium offers you the best bang for buck by far.
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I have used XP:home, professional, 64 and Vista:home (32), Ultimate(64), Business(64)

Out of all those comparing the 64bit XP to the Vista 64bits; vista is definitely superior. It uses dynamic allocation to open programs and store them in the cache. Opening files, running programs, and mostly anything is faster on vista than XP64 bit (which i used for 8 months). I also have server 2003 running on my 2 servers at my house right now. So i think i have more than enough experience.

Windows is dropping support for XP and will be phasing out server 2003 slowly because 2008 and CRM 4.0 were released and stable as I am currently working on them in my internship and have installed and used both. With them being phased out there will be less and less driver support for new hardware. I had issues with this mobo and the previous with XP64 compatibility.

Don't get me wrong I love my XP i run it and will run it as long as i can. My reply was toward a new purchase it is more logical and worth the upgrade to go vista 64 bit. If the the OP will be doing an RDP (remote to other computers) I suggest business 64 otherwise go ultimate, you will not regret it.
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You should go with XP x64, it is the far better OS. I use it, with gaming and OCing being my main focuses as well, and I also have 8gb of RAM. Things couldn't be going better. Bottom line, XP x64 is faster than Vista, more secure, and a much more solid OS. If you absolutely need DX10, then you could use Vista, but if not, I strongly suggest going with XP x64. The posters that are saying it is bad appear to be either inexperienced and/or simply mistaken. I have asked them some specific questions, to help clarify the issues they claim. Watch as they will most likely not provide answers, or the answers will be vague and evasive of the question, or be wrong.





Zeag, rRav3n, and JerseyDubbin.

1. Can any of you provide specific examples (manufacturer and model number) of hardware that has driver support in Vista 64, but does not have driver support in XP x64?

2. How many of you have even used XP x64?

3. If you have used XP x64, please try and provide a timeframe of when you used it, being as specific as possible. The hardware configuration you used it with, and the hardware and software that did not work, but does work in Vista 64, would also be good information.

Vista is a great OS and worth every penny. I have only had 1 BSOD in 5 months of usage and it was caused by overclocking. With XP I had at least 1 per month.
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Vista. I went from XP 64 to Vista 64 and am happy. Apart from a few nvidia driver issues at high OC's, I have had no problems and actually like Vistas functionality better.
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You can dual boot with vista and xp if you wanted to. But i would go with vista, xp64 sucks for drivers
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never really had driver support to speak of,m$ blunder,imo
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