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What are people's opinions on the 64 bit version of Windows for use in 2011? Is it something I should stay clear of or something that people use these days?
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Ive heard that XP 64bit was the buggiest most unreliable OS release of recent memory. I would avoid it. 64bit versions of Win7, Vista, and so on are fine from what I have seen.
 
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Windows 7 64 XP Mode on Professional and above if your not comfortable with the new UI.
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Windows Vista is said to be a better 64-bit windows than XP 64-bit.

Go 32-bit XP or go 64-bit 7.
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Gaming performance takes a massive hit:
http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/windows_7_gaming/
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Yeah was bad with driver support from the initial release from what I remember, I dont know much about it or if it even got fixed, Id suggest 7 64 bit over xp.
    
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post #7 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by jellis142 View Post
Windows 7 64 XP Mode on Professional and above if your not comfortable with the new UI.
This! For Sure! Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate have the ability to run programs in "XP Compatibility mode" so you wont have to worry about programs not working.

Windows 7=WIN
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See my sig for my opinion. But I'll restate it anyway. XP is dead. 32Bit is dead. No one has any excuse these days to be using either. And I couldn't care less about all the whiners that say "oh but mah business progz only work on XPlol"
Those people are a big thorn in the side of progress.
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Looks unprecedented that I'll stick with my Windows 7 setup
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post #10 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Defktd7 View Post
Looks unprecedented that I'll stick with my Windows 7 setup
Good boy

But if you are having problems running XP programs, pick up Win7 Ultimate or Professional
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