Is it worth getting Windows XP 64-bit??? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Software > Microsoft Windows and Software
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-19-2005, 05:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,286
Default Is it worth getting Windows XP 64-bit???

I saw the 64 bit windows xp on newegg and i wanted to know if it is worth getting it. I heard some programs won't run... any sugestions? ...btw, about what precent of the programs don't compile with 64-bit?
__________________

__________________
Samsung QX410 notebook <-- lol, I'm always on the go these days :(
pc_boy is offline  
Old 05-19-2005, 06:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 1,100
Send a message via AIM to Blitze105 Send a message via Yahoo to Blitze105
Default

I do not know the %, but i suggest waiting for longhorn if they ever release it.
(i am not complaining about the push backs btw)
__________________

__________________
I'm Forgetful! so if i stop posting on something that i was helping you with... PM me or IM me
yahoo and aol: blitze105
you can always IM or PM me if i offend you as well, i will edit the post if i have.
Blitze105 is offline  
Old 05-19-2005, 06:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
Memberbot
 
Elbatrop1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 4,057
Default

I wouldnt bother with it. Hygor actually posted a thread on his experience with it:
http://www.techist.com/showthread.php?threadid=53489

Yes, some programs wont work, although I really dont know the percentage of programs that wont work.
__________________

Intel E6750...........PSN: ELBATROP
XFX nForce 650i Ultra
Patriot PC2-6400 8GB (4x2GB)
eVGA 9800GT
36GB WD Raptor
120GB SG
1TB SG
Logitech X-530
Samsung SyncMaster 931c
Samsung SyncMaster 750s
Windows 7 Home Premium 64
Elbatrop1 is offline  
Old 05-19-2005, 08:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Delaware
Posts: 3,475
Default

NO,
It has tons of problems and goes slower. Wait until Longhorn is released. 64 bit isn't ready yet
turtile is offline  
Old 05-19-2005, 09:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 112
Default

no don't get it until more things support it. many hardware devices don't have drivers for 64-bit xp and many apps don't either.
__________________
A+, Net+, Toshiba Copier Tech L1
Working on MCP
pctech86 is offline  
Old 05-20-2005, 08:58 AM   #6 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 720
Default

Simply put, no.

-SkyHi
SkyHi is offline  
Old 05-20-2005, 06:17 PM   #7 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 35
Default

when does longhorn come out
aboynamedmatt is offline  
Old 05-20-2005, 06:53 PM   #8 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,286
Default

longhorn sucks cuz it slows your computer like hell, I think i'll stay with XP till the 5000+ comes out... :\
__________________

__________________
Samsung QX410 notebook <-- lol, I'm always on the go these days :(
pc_boy is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:54 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.