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# 45413 2-Nov-2009 13:44
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I have a rock solid freeview DVB-T media center using RC version that I know needs changing to an OEM version.  Just want to know if anyone has noted any problems when they reinstall (changes from RC to RTM).  Also, is anyone using 64bit? Can you get MKV's to work with it?

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  # 269284 2-Nov-2009 14:36
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I actually have had the opposite issue in that in the 32bit RC with a DVB-T tuner I was getting freezes after about 15 minutes of live TV. Now with the 64bit OEM it has fixed all my issues :-)

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  # 269336 2-Nov-2009 17:34
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I don't believe (but I'm sure somebody will correct me if I'm wrong) that version.ini hack will work moving from the RC to the final release using an OEM release.


 
 
 
 




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  # 269340 2-Nov-2009 17:53
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I am going to reinstall the OS, just wanted to know it was straightforward with no 'new' errors or problems. If it is more glitchy in RTM, i'll leave it for a weekend. It it plug and play like RC then ill do it in an evening.

Still can't decide if 32 or 64 bit though.

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  # 269367 2-Nov-2009 19:04
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There is still nothing to gain from going 64 on a HTPC. You won't notice any performance difference or gain any features. The memory gain is marginal to say the least. On a dedicated HTPC, anything above 2Gb is a waste of space...

If you want to do anything "extended" with Media Center ie Sky via cardreader, plugins, Total Media Theatre for Bluray etc etc then stay with 32 bit. I've got nothing against 64 (I'd use it on a notebook/desktop ahead of 32), but there are still lots of issues with peripheral software running on 64bit. I've got the choice of both - and I still choose 32 - Probably be different in 12 months but at the moment its not...




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  # 269410 2-Nov-2009 20:31
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i dont think you can upgrade from 32bit to 64bit either. that might be another reason to stick with 32bit..




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