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An easy question: XP x64 vs Win7 x64?

By Mechagran
Apr 27, 2012
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  1. psycros

    psycros TS Booster Posts: 761   +250

    Its Microsoft's dirty little (not so) secret, and the apologists can say anything they like and it won't change reality. Windows topped out in ease of use, performance and flexibility with XP and its all been downhill since. They've made some minor strides in security but even those can be replicated in XP with the proper software installed.
     
  2. Tgard

    Tgard TS Rookie Posts: 41   +9

    I also ran XP Pro 64 for years and loved it. Everything did not have drivers at first but later on was much better. I believe I was able to use some Vista 64 drivers in some cases if I remember correctly. Ran excellent on my hardware also but my hardware was pretty good. Upgraded to Win7 64 last year and after some problems I am ok with it. My biggest problems came with the Sound Blaster drivers so much so that I finally pulled it and with with on board audio. My SB X-Fi Platinum Fatality with live drive was awesome but I got tired of trying to make everything work in Win7 64. Creatives fault and not Windows. I am used to Win764 now and would not choose to go back to XP64 even if I wanted to.
     
  3. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,752   +96

    Windows XP Pro 64-bit Browser IE 64-bit was quick. The issue I see that not much was done for this OS back then. Today I see no point running it. I use Windows 7 U-64 with 32GB of DDR3 on AMD Q-4 3200/3700GHz Next Gen but then Browsers I use Chrome, FireFox, Opera, and Safari do not run in 64-bit mode. So not using all 64 lanes and just stuck in 32 lanes. If they could get 64-bit Browsers to work would be better. 64-bit Office 2010 Pro Plus 64-bit instead of 32-bit Office huge jump.
     
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,685   +333

    64bit Opera on this page, click more options.
     
  5. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,752   +96

    Still shows Win32 Platform although the WOW64 shows up.. I don't see anything different about it except for version number. 12.02 which was using prior and this one is 12.10.
     
  6. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,080   +920

    halo 4 is only on xbox lol :). with a 6870 it is wasteful to buy a OS without DX11, Windows 7 will be a better choice.
     
  7. Marnomancer

    Marnomancer TS Booster Posts: 808   +51

    LOL, yes, this post was from the time I still believed Halo 4 would be ported to the PC. :p
    There are other games too though.
    I've heard Half Life 3 is Linux exclusive!
     
  8. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,371   +289

    You sure it wasn't Halh Life 3 that was going to be a linux exclusive? ;)
     
  9. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,080   +920

    haha lol. planetside is better than halo
     
  10. bramke

    bramke TS Rookie

    Don't believe these frustro kids who say windows 7 is better , they just want to state there case

    win xp 64 is better even tho some fail benchmarks pose the opposite

    when I use computer im not doing benchmarks im doing regular surfing and gaming and in that win xp 64 is way faster then newer win 7 with just faster coppying and u don't need to reboot when ur grafic card crashes
     
  11. Marnomancer

    Marnomancer TS Booster Posts: 808   +51

    Pretty sure on it. No dyslexic moments. :p
    Haha, didn't bother going through it, I've taken a break from my gaming career anyway. ;)
     
     
  12. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,080   +920

    I do not know what you are talking about... XP 64 was a new thing while Win 7 64 was a refined 64bit OS
     
  13. bramke

    bramke TS Rookie

    try the windows , then u can judge don't judge a book by its cover
     
  14. SkaminTraX

    SkaminTraX TS Rookie

    Win7x64 Without doubt
     
  15. bramke

    bramke TS Rookie

    I have 200 fps in latest game natural selection 2
    when I use windows 7 or 8 and put most services off
    grafic card on low I can be happy with 140 fps
    wheres your windows 7 for gaming then? roflol
     


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