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Whats the real differences between the 32 bit and the 64 bit? I don't need a real in depth answer.
I haven't done any research yet. I like XP I'm just wanting something different here lately,I'm sure you all know what i mean.
64-bit takes propper advantage of modern processors (quad and ?dual? cores). It also allows you to use up to 8gb of ram.
post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by Shin2k35 View Post
Home Basic is fantastic if you're on a low end XP system, though.

I'm using Ultimate. There's hardly any difference between it and Home Premium (nothing you'll ever notice or use, anyway. Perhaps Dreamscene) The extra's really are not worth the extra money. I doubt we'll need 16GB of RAM before 2010, as well.

So, even though I'm running Ultimate, I'd recommend Home Premium.
Well there's one thing Ultimate has that is VERY usefull. The FULL COMPLETE hard drive backup. Just as good as Ghost.
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There are quite a few differences actually I will break it down like this:

-Vista 32 bit requires a 1GHz 32-bit (x86) processor or 64-bit (x64) processor and 512 MB of RAM while Vista 64 bit requires 1-GHz 64-bit (x64) processor, 1 GB of RAM (4 GB recommended)

-A 32-bit version of Windows Vista can access up to 4 GB of RAM while A 64-bit version of Windows Vista can access from 1 GB of RAM to more than 128 GB of RAM.

-All 32-bit versions of Windows Vista can access up to 4 GB of RAM while x64 breaks down into the following:
Windows Vista Home Basic - 4 GB of RAM
Windows Vista Home Premium - 16 GB of RAM
Windows Vista Business - 128 GB of RAM or more
Windows Vista Enterprise - 128 GB of RAM or more
Windows Vista Ultimate - 128 GB of RAM or more

-Kernel Patch Protection is available in 64-bit versions of Windows Vista and not in 32bit. Kernel Patch Protection helps prevent a malicious program from updating the Windows Vista kernel. This feature works by helping to prevent a kernel-mode driver from extending or replacing other kernel services. Also, this feature helps prevent third-party programs from updating (patching) any part of the kernel.

-Unsigned drivers may be used with 32-bit versions of Windows Vista however 64-bit versions of Windows Vista require that all device drivers be digitally signed by the developer.

-64-bit versions of Windows Vista do not support 32-bit device drivers.

-32-bit versions of Windows Vista support 16-bit programs, in part however 64-bit versions of Windows Vista do not support 16-bit programs.

The main things to take into consideration is:
* 64-bit device drivers may not be available for one or more devices in the computer.
* Device drivers must be digitally signed.
* 32-bit device drivers are not supported.
* 32-bit programs may not be fully compatible with a 64-bit operating system.
* It may be difficult to locate programs that are written specifically for a 64-bit operating system.
* Not all hardware devices may be compatible with a 64-bit version of Windows Vista.


so hope this helps
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