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 Windows XP home edition 32bit transfer to Win 7 Pro 64bit Upgrade Forum Upgrading to Windows Vista 64-Bit from 32-Bit on new SSD Forum Will Win 7 64-bit Recognize No-OS HD Formatted Under Win XP 32-bit ? Forum 32bit vs 64bit vs xp performance Forum Windows XP 32bit or 64bit ?? Forum Is a 64-bit Windows 7 quicker than 32-bit in itself, as an OS? Forum Choosing XP 32bit or 64bit for a 64bit cpu. Forum Conroe: XP Pro 64bit or 32bit ? Forum 32bit XP on 64bit processor? Forum 32bit vs. 64bit for Budget Build Forum No OS loaded how to tell if I bought 32bit or 64bit Forum Win 7 Home 32bit or 64bit ? Forum Vista 32-bit install OEM Win7 64-Bit Forum Help with 32bit and 64bit ? Forum Dual Boot xp 32bit and vista 64bit Forum Win Xp 32-bit to Win 7 64-bit Question Forum 32bit vs. 64bit . Forum HELP!!! Please with Windows XP Forum 3dmark06 New gaming system,Compareable systems? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !