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Looks Like MS Boosting Vista64bit! With XP announcement!

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July 13, 2010 4:12:56 PM

http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=25476

No New updates to Xp SP2 32bit/64bit! Only Option is XP SP3 which is only 32bit no OS support for 64bit!
This means only Choice for Direct X 11 is to upgrade to Vista 32bit/64bit or Windows 7
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July 13, 2010 4:54:48 PM

You are confusing XP and XP64. XP SP2 support has indeed now ceased. But XP 64 SP2 (it's a completely different product) as there has been no SP since then. Support will last as long as that for XP SP3.
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July 13, 2010 6:31:47 PM

Look Dude Windows XP Service Pack 2 supports 32bit/64bit OS's but Windows XP Service Pack 3 supports only 32bit functions so you need to upgrade to Windows Vista or Windows 7 for 64Bit Operating Functions! Plus with all the hacking going on in various countries vs Windows XP from July 2nd-July10th, Microsoft Decided to stop supporting SP2 with 64Bit Extensions. Only Supporting Windows XP 32bit with service pack 3 until 2014!
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July 13, 2010 6:34:38 PM

Go to the Microsoft site and check the support options. XP 64 SP2 is still supported (in the same way that 32-bit SP3 is).

You are confused by the fact that 32-bit SP2 and 64-bit SP2 were totally different things.

Just to help you, here is the relevant page.
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July 15, 2010 4:45:08 AM

Windows XP x64 was based on the Server 2003 kernel... which is why SP3 for 32-bit XP does not work with 64-bit XP. (Besides the fact that it is also 64-bit vs. 32-bit)
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July 17, 2010 1:31:06 AM

GunBladeType-T said:
Look Dude Windows XP Service Pack 2 supports 32bit/64bit OS's but Windows XP Service Pack 3 supports only 32bit functions so you need to upgrade to Windows Vista or Windows 7 for 64Bit Operating Functions! Plus with all the hacking going on in various countries vs Windows XP from July 2nd-July10th, Microsoft Decided to stop supporting SP2 with 64Bit Extensions. Only Supporting Windows XP 32bit with service pack 3 until 2014!


No this is wrong. As ijack and zoron said, XP 64 is based on the server 2003 kernel. The code base is different and so are the service packs. X64 RTM had all of XP 32 SP2 functions. Its not like Vista/7 where the 32 and 64 bit ran in parallel. XP 64 will be supported until 2014.
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July 19, 2010 11:00:56 PM

FALC0N said:
No this is wrong. As ijack and zoron said, XP 64 is based on the server 2003 kernel. The code base is different and so are the service packs. X64 RTM had all of XP 32 SP2 functions. Its not like Vista/7 where the 32 and 64 bit ran in parallel. XP 64 will be supported until 2014.



Alot of Confusing stuff with this Latest annoucement. Me I'm a Windows Millenium type of person for 32bit gaming DX6-DX8.0 and Vista64bit for DX 9-10-11 Gaming! Thats what counts in the end whatever is supported on to keep on gaming!
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July 20, 2010 6:11:09 PM

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