XP Pro and 64 Bit


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Scott

I've been building most of my machines around the P4 chip and XP Pro.
So now I am entertaining building a 64 bit machine, but still using XP
Pro. (not XP 64 bit) Are there any compatibility issues?

I have to admit, I don't have any trust in anything new until all of
the bugs are worked out. Windows 64 bit is still too new for my
comfort and Vista has some trials it has to go through before it will
have my confidence. I am fairly familiar with XP Pro and I think that
is also fairly reliable. But I want to build this next machine to get
into the 64 bit world.

Any comments?
 
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Tim Slattery

Scott said:
I've been building most of my machines around the P4 chip and XP Pro.
So now I am entertaining building a 64 bit machine, but still using XP
Pro. (not XP 64 bit) Are there any compatibility issues?

XP Pro will run, but it will use the 32-bit mode of your machine (if
there's no 32-bit mode, then XP Pro won't run). That being the case,
you will be getting no benefit from your 64-bit hardware.
 
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Malke

Scott said:
I've been building most of my machines around the P4 chip and XP Pro.
So now I am entertaining building a 64 bit machine, but still using XP
Pro. (not XP 64 bit) Are there any compatibility issues?

I have to admit, I don't have any trust in anything new until all of
the bugs are worked out. Windows 64 bit is still too new for my
comfort and Vista has some trials it has to go through before it will
have my confidence. I am fairly familiar with XP Pro and I think that
is also fairly reliable. But I want to build this next machine to get
into the 64 bit world.

Any comments?

I think you're right to build a 64-bit machine because that's the
future. Certainly any new machines I buy or build will have a 64-bit
processor. You can install XP 32-bit on it until you are comfortable
with Windows 64-bit. Or you can run something on it from The Dark Side
because Linux already supports 64-bit computing. ;-)

Malke
 
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Bruce Chambers

Scott said:
I've been building most of my machines around the P4 chip and XP Pro.
So now I am entertaining building a 64 bit machine, but still using XP
Pro. (not XP 64 bit) Are there any compatibility issues?


No.


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NoStop

I've been building most of my machines around the P4 chip and XP Pro.
So now I am entertaining building a 64 bit machine, but still using XP
Pro. (not XP 64 bit) Are there any compatibility issues?

I have to admit, I don't have any trust in anything new until all of
the bugs are worked out. Windows 64 bit is still too new for my
comfort and Vista has some trials it has to go through before it will
have my confidence. I am fairly familiar with XP Pro and I think that
is also fairly reliable. But I want to build this next machine to get
into the 64 bit world.

Any comments?

You can always try GNU/Linux which has been compiled to work on 64-bit
processors for at least 8 years now (some say 10 years) if you really want
a stable operating system to run on a 64-bit machine.


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