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Any thoughts on the OS I should get?

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Hey I was wondering if I should put XP Pro or the new 64 bit operating system on my new rig. The 64 bit is reportedly faster but there have been many reviews of it being nearly impossible to find drivers. I'm thinking I might have to try XP Pro and try the 120 day free trial of the 64 bit and if I like it better than Pro and I have minimal probs just go for that. What do you guys think? oh yeah................newegg rules!
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To be honest, I think you should do what what im going to do - wait till vista comes out before you upgrade windows. Microsoft have put lots more time into developing it, and if your sticking with windows (as apposed to linux) you may as well save yourself any extra money and hassle and use XP.

I just dont think it will be worth the hassle, as most software just doesnt like to work in a 64 bit environment. It wasnt designed to. But vista will probably have some backwards compatability for 32 bit like XP does for 16 bit.

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I'm thinking i might have to get XP Pro and try the 120 day free trial of the 64 bit and if i like it better than pro and i have minimal probs just go for that.
But thats a good idea, I mean you got nothing to lose.

Oh and btw, I suppose you could install both on different partitions. Always good if you want a fast operating system one day, compatability the next.
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Yeah your last idea sounds pretty good and I will definately research vista more since I know next to nothing about it. Thank you for your post it has been very helpful. By the way, what do you think of my new rig?
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It's safe to say it wipes the floor with mine, but so does most people on here

mmmmm 7800 GTX *drools*
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