Windows XP 64-bit vs. Windows 7 x64 Tags: Windows 7 Windows XP Last response: January 11, 2012 8:19 PM in Windows XP Share Deeyou January 11, 2012 7:09:38 PM I have a dilemma.... My new build is going to consist of an SSD for the OS/App drive. I am going to be using my PC as a DAW for audio production. I have two major concerns. 1 - The massive footprint and RAM usage of Win 7 and 2 - The compatibility of VST/VSTi plugins w/ Win 7 But I am going to build a mini-ITX with 16gb of RAM and, obviously, this would go to waste under an standard XP 32 bit install. Basically, what I want to know is.... Will I have any issues running XP 64 with some of the newest mobo's out there w/ the Sandy Bridge CPU's? Or am I looking at a driver nightmare? More about : windows bit windows x64 PhilFrisbie a b $ Windows 7 January 11, 2012 8:06:04 PM Don't bother with XP 64 bit; it has very poor driver support and no support for advanced SSD features. So, yes, you WILL have major issues with a new motherboard Windows 7 does not have a much higher memory footprint, and the 64 bit driver support is great! m 0 l Deeyou January 11, 2012 8:19:13 PM I just wish there was a way to streamline Win 7 installs to the size of XP... Hate that the footprint is so large....even with the optimizations it's still around 30 gb m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Can winwindows 7 ultimate 64bit be installed on windows xp x64 machine Forum Dell oem windows xp professional x64 64-bit reinstallation disc Forum Windows XP X64 (64-bit) won't recognize all my RAM Forum SolvedWindows 7 x64 / XP Pro x86 Dual Boot With 3TB Drives Forum SolvedWindows 7 x64 vs Windows 8 or 8.1 x64 Forum SolvedLenovo Y500 vs Y510p w/ Windows 7 (x64) Forum SolvedWindows xp mode x32 en windows 7 x64 Forum SolvedDual boot Windows 7 x64 & XP 32 bit Forum SolvedEnabling Windows XP Mode in Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Forum SolvedCan I set up a dual boot system in windows XP-32 bit system with a repair disk of window 7 64-bit system? Forum Solvedinstall windows xp/7 32bit on windows8 64bit Forum SolvedSo... Any One Want Windows 7 x64 vs Server 2008 R2 Benches? Forum SolvedWindows 7 x64 upgrade vs full Forum Windows 7 x64 Ultimate Service Pack 1, Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 and Linux Ubuntu 12.10 triple boot on a 3 TB HDD Forum Hpw to connect windows 7 x64 to win xp x32 for LAN gameing? Forum [Solved] Dual boot Windows 7 x64 & XP 32 bit Forum Solved64bit windows 7 sharing printer but win xp32 can't connect Forum Dual booting Windows XP 32-bit over windows 7 64-bit? Forum I7 processor for windows xp x64 Forum Intel X25-M G2 vs OCZ Vertex on Windows XP x64 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !