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Topic # 17239 18-Nov-2007 21:27
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Hi everyone. I have a question, is it advisable to switch to Windows XP x64 or just Windows Vista Premium? If I would be switching to the 64-bit edition, wouldn't I have problems with device drivers? Also, I have 4 GB of RAM but Windows only displays 3.25 GB of RAM, what happened to the other .75 GB? Is this the space that windows allocates for itself? I will really appreciate your inputs on this. Thanks. Laughing

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  Reply # 95814 18-Nov-2007 21:48
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You will need 64bit to see the full 4g of ram.

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  Reply # 95832 18-Nov-2007 23:32
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I see, how about the device drivers? What if a component does not have a driver for 64-bit OS will that component not work? Thanks


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  Reply # 95833 18-Nov-2007 23:55
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I am running Business 64bit, with almost no problems. Occasionaly the audio drivers do not work properly, but that is soon fixed.

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  Reply # 95845 19-Nov-2007 07:34
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There's a technical reason why your 32 bit OS can't see the full 4GB. It involves the hardware as well, so not only the OS.

If you want more than 4GB you should use the 64 bit version. Drivers can be a problem for old devices, but most modern devices are coming out with new drivers. IF you have no need for more than 4GB then just stick with 32 bit for now.

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  Reply # 95901 19-Nov-2007 11:52
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So that's it, now I know. Thanks for all the inputs, guys. Cheers! Laughing

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  Reply # 96075 20-Nov-2007 12:59
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Vista 64bit will be faster aswell. Mmm more registers.

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Reply # 96309 22-Nov-2007 00:18
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I have a laptop currently running windows vista home premium and want to upgrade to vista ultimate, am not too concerned about price to upgrade but I want to know is it best to upgrade to the 64bit or the 32 bit.

apart from the driver issues with 64bit are there any pro's to do this.

Specs of machine are

AMD Turion™ 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-56
2gb Ram
NVIDIA® GeForce™ Go 6150
160gb HD (will upgrade to 250gb when upgrade to ultimate)
802.11 pre-n Wireless

Any Suggestions??


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  Reply # 97045 27-Nov-2007 00:05
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you cannot upgrade 32 into 64. need clean install. you can dualboot however ... (err been a long time since i did that kind of stuff so let me add ... i think!)

Swype on iOS is detrimental to accurate typing. Apologies in advance.

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