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Old February 4, 2008, 01:10 PM
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You are very mistaken! Many many many people are jumpin over to XP 64 because they can't stand Vista.

I myself run XP 64 and have absolutely NO issues what so ever and it runs like a champ, I'd even say better than XP 32!
People not liking vista doesn't have anything to do with how compatible it is. I run both and XP 64 is a nightmare for some devices, whereas many manufacturers released driversf or 32 and 64bit vista since it was an official release, not just an OEM fallen by the wayside.

I'm not mistaken, its simply the way it is.
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Old February 4, 2008, 01:19 PM
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People not liking vista doesn't have anything to do with how compatible it is. I run both and XP 64 is a nightmare for some devices, whereas many manufacturers released driversf or 32 and 64bit vista since it was an official release, not just an OEM fallen by the wayside.

I'm not mistaken, its simply the way it is.
Don't know what devices you have but they must be pretty damn old because driver support for XP 64 has hugely improved over the last few years.
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Old February 4, 2008, 01:24 PM
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Don't know what devices you have but they must be pretty damn old because driver support for XP 64 has hugely improved over the last few years.
I recognize it has. I adopted it when it first came out on my 939 system. Not alot of things worked but after 3 months most of the things worked. However, I still had issues wit things like sound cards (not all, mostly creative ones). There was also an onboard nic at the time that I don't think works to this day.

But its easy to see with my Audigy Music. It works fine in Vista 64 bit, but the drivers for XP 64 just will not work properly. There are also a few programs that were sometimes iffy in XP 64, but it was mostly games that I noticed.

Vista is no peach, but it was an official 64bit release as opposed to MS's half assed job with XP 64. Infact, to get some Windows Certification on your hardware, you have to have both 32 and 64bit drivers, this was not the case with XP 64 since it was only an OEM release.
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People not liking vista doesn't have anything to do with how compatible it is. I run both and XP 64 is a nightmare for some devices, whereas many manufacturers released driversf or 32 and 64bit vista since it was an official release, not just an OEM fallen by the wayside.

I'm not mistaken, its simply the way it is.
I've had exactly the same experience, XP x64 being fraught with lack of hardware and software support, with few such problems in Vista 64-bit.

XP x64 isn't even based directly on the XP code, it's based off of Windows Server 2003 (different kernel version), and there's plenty of hardware that doesn't have, and never will have drivers for XP x64.
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I've had exactly the same experience, XP x64 being fraught with lack of hardware and software support, with few such problems in Vista 64-bit.

XP x64 isn't even based directly on the XP code, it's based off of Windows Server 2003 (different kernel version), and there's plenty of hardware that doesn't have, and never will have drivers for XP x64.
Yeah but it using the 2k3 kernel is great, its so damn fast! I just wish that the odds and ends would work. I mean my 3com nic that works on all windows back to 98 won't work on it..damn thing.
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