Vista 32 or 64 bit?

By bigredmachine
Jun 11, 2007
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  1. I'm buying a new notebook and am wondering if I should cough up another $149 for vista ultimate, which is 64 bit? Is this a good idea or is staying with vista premium a better way to go. I'm already getting 2 gig of memory so its not like that is a problem and I'm getting the c2 duo 2.2 ghz w/ 4mb cache. Just wondering what would be best.

    I've read the guide to choosing which windows version you want thread...how do I know what software (games) and hardware will work?

    Thanks!
  2. halo71

    halo71 Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,289

    I would stick with Premium for the time being if I were you.
  3. N3051M

    N3051M Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,800

    question you should be asking yourself:

    Do you need those extra features??
    -big/complex network ability
    -drive encryption
    -moving desktop
    -shadow copy
    -etc.

    Mind you, you can get the 64 bit edition of vista premium by asking microsoft to send you the 64-bit vista premium cd, with a small postage & handling cost..

    ...by checking on the website/manufacturer/box if it says "vista compatible" or if there is updates available to make it vista compatible..

    Most hardware/software with only XP compatible written on it should work on vista, but i must emphases the word *most*
  4. jonisaksson

    jonisaksson Newcomer, in training Posts: 102

    N3051M is absolutly right.
    If you are just plannign to use it at home I would go for Premium.
    I went for the Vista Ultimate, but in hindsight I wouldnt have forked out the extra dollars.
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