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Do you have to buy Windows X64 or is it avalible for download from Microsoft? I remember something about them letting you download it for free when it first came out, but are they still doing that?
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i can download it for free via my university
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I don't think Microsoft offers it anymore, as that was when it was a beta. Now that it is out, you have to pay for it.
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Also, how well does Windows X64 work? Do normal 32-bit apps work on it?
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32bit Apps work fine, but 32bit drivers do not. There are still several products that have poor x64 driver support (or none at all).
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You can download a 90day trial or order a cd from microsoft
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Would you guys recommend it for us that have the 64 bit capability? Would you notice a big difference over 32 bit or are their too many bug yet to be worked out?
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I would also love to know, my mate is testing the 64 bit edition at the mo, we both have the new AMD dual Core 64 bit editions
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Also, can you upgrade a Windows XP instalation to Windows X64?
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No,you can't. It's 2 totally different things..

You can only 'upgrade' by using your XP pro key to install XP 64bit and then lose your XP pro..
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