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I have been running windows XP 32bit since it was in beta, I have test XP x64 when it was in beta, and vista in its early stages. I have always gone back to 32bit. I just purchased an Areca 1220 with 4x750gig drives for a raid 5. That puts me over the 2TB limit of 32bit XP. I have a copy of x64 and am thinking about switching so i can use the GUID partition table. Is it worth it? All my hardware should be compatible, but what issues will i run into? Software issues?
Any input is great
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Ive used Vista x64 before and i have to say it is probably the smoothest OS ive ever used.
All my programs and hardware worked fine
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Why aren't you using Vista now then?
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The HDD i was using for OS was dying and i didnt have Vista on hand, so i installed XP instead. I got all my settings on here, so i didnt bother reinstalling it again. Eventually i will though
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Well my copy of vista is x86 not x64, however vista x86 does support GUID.
*EDIT*
My only reason for switching to vista would be the DX10.
And i am not impressed with DX10
Edited by JustusIV - 7/8/08 at 8:21pm
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If you're going to go to 64 bit, go to Vista. It has much better driver support than XP 64 bit. I haven't heard many problems with it.
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Originally Posted by BiG O View Post
If you're going to go to 64 bit, go to Vista. It has much better driver support than XP 64 bit. I haven't heard many problems with it.
I cant believe i have legally bought about 5 versions of windows and i dont own the one i need.
*EDIT*
It would be like every time you bought a DVD player they sold you a copy of the matrix! Directors cut, extended edition, collectors edition, etc.
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