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New Build - XP - 32bit or 64bit

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Last response: in Windows XP
October 11, 2006 12:12:56 PM


I'm just going to install an OS on a new laptop based around the Core 2 Duo.

Would you install the 32bit or 64bit version of XP?

Any opionions or advantages/disadvantages would be greatfully received :D 


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October 11, 2006 6:19:28 PM

I wouldn't bother with x64 right now. The only place it makes a real difference is if you need more than 4GB of memory, which you won't need on a laptop.

While x64 is stable, there are some incompatibility and driver support issues - some hardware manufacturers aren't even releasing drivers for it since it's not a mainstream OS.

Save yourself some headaches and just get 32-bit XP for now, and wait until Vista for 64-bit.

As far as 32-bit XP goes:
You should use Pro, not Home Edition on your laptop as it has better power management features.
October 12, 2006 8:04:42 AM

Nice one :D  Kinnda what I was thinking! The less headaches the better ;)