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Old 05-29-07, 05:40 AM   #13
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4. Vista x64 does not support 16-bit software.

so?
Some older, but not that old 32bit games use 16bit installers.
Dont know how rare it is tho, shouldnt be much of a problem I would guess.

At any rate I would still recommend dualboot of XP and Vista, since quite a lot of games run worse or have some issue on Vista.
So then you might aswell run XP32 and Vista 64.
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Old 05-29-07, 05:56 AM   #14
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ehh Vista 32bit can handle 4GB fine....
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Old 05-29-07, 08:47 AM   #15
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I run Vista Ultimate x64 on my Dell Inspiron E1705 laptop. Every function of the laptop works. So far every game I've thrown at it works. I watch Joost using it. I listen to music and watch media using it. Vista x64 has been a fairly transparent experience.

That being said, the only time I have an issue is the 16-bit thing. I am into console emulation, and some of the old tools for some of the emulators are 16-bit so that is an inconvenience, but a minor one. I'm not about to blow off x64 because of that.

Vista x64 comes with IE7 in 32-bit and 64-bit flavors so you can use all the 32-bit browser plugins with no problem (like Flash which is only 32-bit cuz Adobe can't figure out how to do 64-bit apparently) and Media Player 11 also comes in both flavors so 32-bit codecs can be used, tho there are some extensive 64-bit codec packs now.

The WHQL driver signing thing.. I appreciate it, and I keep it enabled. This does mean no more "leaked driver of the week" installs but then again I was never crazy about those anyway.
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Old 05-29-07, 09:08 AM   #16
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Vista 64 feels a lot snappier to me. I've tried both and it is definitely a noticeable difference, the OS itself that is not so sure about apps.
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Old 05-29-07, 09:37 AM   #17
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The WHQL driver signing thing.. I appreciate it, and I keep it enabled. This does mean no more "leaked driver of the week" installs but then again I was never crazy about those anyway.
you got that wrong

WHQL driver and signed driver is not the same thing

signed drivers don't have to be WHQL

all WHQL drivers are signed, but leaked drivers from nvidia are also signed by nvidia.
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Old 05-29-07, 10:24 AM   #18
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ehh Vista 32bit can handle 4GB fine....
Vista 32 won't see all 4GB.
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Old 05-29-07, 11:44 AM   #19
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Vista 32 won't see all 4GB.
crap, now i need to "get" another version Is the drivers ok for the 8800's?
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Old 05-29-07, 11:45 AM   #20
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Well, thanks. Thats a lot of info, and a lot of it is very good.

I may just have to dual boot and find out for myself.
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Old 05-29-07, 01:44 PM   #21
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lmao pwned?

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Old 05-29-07, 03:24 PM   #22
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All of my games work fine in vista.
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Vista in itself is a major software architectural change, so I don't expect much compatibility in the first place. Therefore I dual boot vista x64 ultimate and xp 32 pro.
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Old 05-29-07, 07:48 PM   #24
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lmao pwned?

That HAD to hurt lol.

From my end, Dark Messiah is still the only game I can't play, all others are close to or above XP performance.

very happy with 64bit.
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