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Topic # 5727 21-Nov-2005 15:07
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I'm currently investigating XP Pro 64bit support for our APT data cables, but just want to sound out how much interest there's been in the market so far.

Are stores getting asked about 64bit support?
Are you aware of users who are currently unable to do mobile data due to lack of support?
Is there anyone here who owns an APT cable that would be interested in field testing with x64?

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Reply # 23617 21-Nov-2005 15:19
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That's interesting. I just bought a Pentium 4 HT based motherboard (well actually a whole new desktop), and didn't go to 64bit because of driver support. Not only for this specific case, but lack of support for lots of devices I currently have.

I am too interested to see what's the uptake of 64bit computing solutions these days...





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  Reply # 23618 21-Nov-2005 15:29
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I dont know anyone running 64bit, and have never even heard anyone (customers or industry staff) mention it with anything to do with mobile data.




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  Reply # 23619 21-Nov-2005 15:32
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Yes, even the majority of 64bit capable systems in the retail market are still running 32bit OS's. Primarily Windows XP Home, particularly on the notebooks.

There is no Windows XP Home x64, only Windows XP Pro x64 (4th question in FAQ)
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/64bit/russel_x64faq.mspx

There is however a 120day trial version of XP Pro x64 that you can download from Microsoft.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/64bit/evaluation/trial.mspx

From what I've investigated so far I don't believe it's going to be hugely difficult for us to upgrade our APT drivers to include XP Pro x64 support, but I'd like to sound out how much demand there is to warrant it at this stage.

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  Reply # 24017 29-Nov-2005 09:51
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I noticed there'd been no more replies. Soo...

If I was to put together a 64bit driver for our APT Cables, would anyone be interested in a copy to play with?

Conditional on you having an APT cable, and being able to supply it's serial number. Other than that I'd just be interested in hearing feedback so we can confirm operation on a slightly wider range of hardware.

If you're interested let me know and I'll see if I can put some time aside to add the support.

Thx.
Jp.




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