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View Poll Results: How many of you still favor Windows XP Pro x64 over Windows Vista Ultimate x64?
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition 6 10.17%
Windows Vista x64 Ultimate Edition 53 89.83%
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Old 10-05-08, 02:29 AM   #1
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How many of you still favor Windows XP Pro x64 over Windows Vista Ultimate x64????
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Old 10-05-08, 02:53 AM   #2
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i don't use 64bit and i can tell you that vista 64 bit favors more driver support than xp64bit does.
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Old 10-05-08, 03:43 AM   #3
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Vista 64 for me.I have used it pretty much since the day I bought Vista Ultimate without too much headache but I did have trouble with finding drivers for XP 64 when I tried it long ago.
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Hated XP Pro 64-bit as the driver support was seriously lacking, even more so when vista came along.

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Old 10-05-08, 07:40 AM   #5
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Driver support is just fine now, out of all the hardware I have in my machine - and I have a LOT of it - the only xp64-bit driver missing is for my M-Audio soundcard but seeing as M-Audio don't even have the vista64bit drivers out yet I don't blame this on XP

Oh, and my Siemens Gigaset basestation drivers missing as well, but this is easily solvable through a virtual machine running XP32bit.
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Driver support is just fine now, out of all the hardware I have in my machine - and I have a LOT of it - the only xp64-bit driver missing is for my M-Audio soundcard but seeing as M-Audio don't even have the vista64bit drivers out yet I don't blame this on XP

Oh, and my Siemens Gigaset basestation drivers missing as well, but this is easily solvable through a virtual machine running XP32bit.
I think the driver support for 64bit only picked up after Vista..
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Vista 64 for me. Used XP64 for a while when SLIed GTX2x0s kept downclocking in Vista... It's similar to XP32 and I prefer Vista over it...
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how the hell can anyone prefer an OS like XP 64 that has outdated drivers and all around poor support at this point?

Vista x64 trounces it imo.
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64 bit ultimate here. no complaints....
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imo XP32>Vista64>XP64
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how the hell can anyone prefer an OS like XP 64 that has outdated drivers and all around poor support at this point?

Vista x64 trounces it imo.
Updates are still being rolled out and drivers are being produced for XP64. What are you talking about?
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Vista 64 since launch and I won't touch XP unless it's on someone else's computer and they're paying me.
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