need info about XP_ X64

By samoray
Oct 25, 2006
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  1. Hi everybody, I just want to install Win XP_ SP2 64bits, but I wonder after installing this X64 version, if I can install my software wich workrd on my XP_SP2 32bits, I mean does the softwares available at the moment for 32bits work for the Win XP 64bits???, please advise me
  2. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,623

    some do, some do not...
  3. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    That's correct.

    Personally, unless you decide to go 64-bit all the way, I wouldn't get within a country mile of it. There's no real benefit for most people and the problems + inconveniences are numerous.
  4. Gars

    Gars TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 227

    i try it a 6-8 months ago on A8N-E/3600+ system. The only problem was with the drivers for HP Color LJ 2600n, just not available at the moment. All the other stuff was working fine - games, aps, devices. After a week in attempts to solve the problem i decide to turn back to 32 bit edition.
    For that you need to maintain compatibility check before installing and see for possible problems.
    Regards
  5. monton

    monton TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 146

    I agree with the folks above. I have XP64 on a Asus MB and a AMD 3800x2. Very fast machine but there are problems getting drivers for peripherals. My old HP Laser printer works fine but my HP ink does not and HP hasn't come up with a 64bit driver yet. I haven't heard of or found a DVDRW or even a CDWR that works with this OS. (I'd certainly appreciate anyone who has/knows of A DVD writer or CDRW that works)

    Software I use without a hitch or problem:

    MS Office 2000
    Dreamweaver MX
    Google Earth
    FireFox (I also have a 64bit fireFox some websites don't work well with the 64bit version)
    IE7 32 & 64bit
    MOHAA, Spearhead, Breakthrough
    Call of Duty
    Call of Duty United Offensive does not install
    Adaware
    SpyBot
    Spyware blaster
    Avast anti-virus
    Photoshop 6.1 (big speed boost from dual core)
    Photoshop Elements

    Probably easier to list what doesn't work!

    In retrospect I would wait for the rollout of Vista and see how that goes
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