New Build - XP - 32bit or 64bit Tags: Laptops Windows XP New Build Last response: October 12, 2006 8:04 AM in Windows XP Share Akira25 October 11, 2006 12:12:56 PM Hi, 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 Thanx More about : build 32bit 64bit exit2dos 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. Akira25 October 12, 2006 8:04:42 AM Nice one Kinnda what I was thinking! The less headaches the better Cheers Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources New build -was thinking Vista -now XP 32-bit or 64-bit? Forum Sharing a Printer: new 64-bit Win 7 pc and an old 32-bit XP pc Forum New Computer | XP or Vista | Vista 32bit or 64bit Forum XP 32-bit or 64bit with new the E6750?! Forum Building a gaming rig - XP Pro/XP Home? 32bit or 64bit? Forum SolvedIs it possible to run Windows XP 32-bit and Windows 7 64-bit on the same computer? Forum SolvedLooking for an Ethernet Driver for Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit), XP - ThinkCentre A57e (type 6306 Forum SolvedInstalling programs on Windows Professional XP 64-bit computer inted for 32bit Forum Solvedinstall windows xp/7 32bit on windows8 64bit Forum Solved32bit or 64bit build. Need info Please Forum SolvedWill Win 7 64-bit Recognize HD Formatted Under Win XP 32-bit? Forum Dual booting Windows XP 32-bit over windows 7 64-bit? Forum Solved6GB, dual boot Win XP Pro (32-bit) and Win 7 Ultimate (64-bit) Forum Clean install from XP Pro 32-bit to Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Forum Windows 7 64bit bootable on 32bit XP? Forum SolvedWin Xp 32-bit to Win 7 64-bit Question Forum Installing programs on Windows Professional XP 64-bit computer inted for 32bit Forum SolvedDual booting win xp 32-bit with win 7 64-bit Forum SolvedDual Boot Of XP 32bit and 7 64bit Forum Solved32bit vs 64bit vs xp performance Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !