Originally Posted by willpower101
I followed the advice of everyone on here and installed vista x64 because I was told it was better than it's 32 bit counterpart. Yet, I would say weekly I run into compatibility issues. Tools written for the xbox don't work, tools written to add effect to windows movie maker don't work, and all kinds of random programs complain that this operating system is 64 bit.
Is there any way around this besides running vmware or dual booting into xp?
There aren't many options, but you can do something:
- disable permanently UAC: tap win+R and write msconfig, then enter; go through the UAC prompt, and then when the Microsoft System Configuration Utility opens, click the "Tools" tab, and browse down to the option which says "Disable UAC". Press Launch, and when the command prompt window opens up and says "Operation Completed Successfully", close the Command Prompt, and then the Microsoft System Configuration Utility. Restart.
- disable driver signing: enter in command prompt bcdedit /set loadoptions DDISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS
This should improve some compatibility issues, but tbh it was too much for me, too. My rig runs a happy XP 32 bit on 4GB of ram.