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Old 04-17-07, 02:35 PM   #13
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However, as long as Vista 32 bit exists as a mainstream base platform, apps will still have to support 32 bit... unless they(as in software dev's) can afford to drop support for those users.
There is no reason they can't. Games that are coming around which support 64-bit are going to include two binary sets.
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well, I have Vista Ultimate 32-bit OEM, I gonna wait for x64 till everything is more mature (drivers, applications, games,.........)
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Old 04-17-07, 04:58 PM   #15
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Personally I think if you are going to go with vista, there is no reason to not use x64. Vista already has compatibility issues as it is (as will any new OS.) If you need legacy support, then dual boot XP 32-bit.

Pretty much everything that works with vista 32-bit also works with vista 64-bit. Hardware/driver support is the same way.
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Personally I think if you are going to go with vista, there is no reason to not use x64. Vista already has compatibility issues as it is (as will any new OS.) If you need legacy support, then dual boot XP 32-bit.

Pretty much everything that works with vista 32-bit also works with vista 64-bit. Hardware/driver support is the same way.
But you can't deny most problems reside with Vista x64 still, especially if your into video encoding and making use of various apps that aren't "the norm" such as Nero, Norton etc

Getting things to work properly in Vista 32 is hard enough sometimes but Vista 64 really does take the piss. Infuriating!
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that's why I still use Vista 32-bit and didn't make the move to 64-bit yet, maybe in a few years

The only positive at 64-bit, at the moment, is the amount of memory u can use comparing to 32-bit
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But you can't deny most problems reside with Vista x64 still, especially if your into video encoding and making use of various apps that aren't "the norm" such as Nero, Norton etc

Getting things to work properly in Vista 32 is hard enough sometimes but Vista 64 really does take the piss. Infuriating!
Video encoding is faster on x64. Nero and Norton both work, i had them installed and fully working on vista x64.
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