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! 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 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumCan winwindows 7 ultimate 64bit be installed on windows xp x64 machine ForumIs a 64-bit Windows 7 quicker than 32-bit in itself, as an OS? ForumCannot get Windows 7 x64 to install ForumWindows 7 64bit vs 32bit. Worth $40? ForumWindows XP Professional x64 on Core I 7 ? ForumWindows XP x64 vs . Windows Xp advantages and disadvantages ForumWindows xp 32 bit or windows 7 64bit ?? ForumWindows xp mode x32 en windows 7 x64 ForumWinrar Benchmark Slow in Windows 7 x64 compared to XP x86, Why? Help.. ForumWindows 7 vs XP ForumWindows 7 vs Vista vs XP ---What's your preference??? ForumWindows XP Professional x86 vs x64 ForumHELP!!! Please with Windows XP ForumInstalling windows xp professional on core i3 processor ForumWindows xp reinstall ForumHow do i remove yellow icon in favorites bar windows xp ForumHow to enable agp texture acceleration windows xp ForumApple Application Support download for Windows XP ForumI have windows xp how do i set my screen to at least 1024x768 ForumFree antivirus download for windows xp for 5 years More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !