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Windows XP 32bit VS. 64bit


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#1 whissp

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 11:55 AM

I am posting this because I have windows xp 32bit and also have a hard drive with windows xp 64 bit but found out that there is alot that is not supported by 64bit. For example (Wireless Adapter, Service Pack 3). What are your guy's thoughts on each type of xp.

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 02:07 PM

Hi,

32-bit windows xp is supported/ has support for most hardware out on the market and is great for most computers, now 64 bit has many incompatibility's just because a machine has a 64 bit compatible processor does not mean all the hardware in the machine is/ has compatible drivers to make them work. The advantages of 64 bit are most noticeable or useful if you have a large amount of ram ie, 4gb or more of ram. Now since xp is getting up there in age say about 8 years old now, we have windows 7 which is in 32 bit and 64 bit which 64 bit support is growing and eventually all new computers will most likely have 64 bit on them. But in you case i would stay with 32 bit for now unless you plan on getting windows 7, if you do just make sure you check all you hardware on the machine to make sure it is compatible with 64 bit and has 64 bit drivers.
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