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Win XP 32bit or 64bit

By hitech0101
Oct 10, 2010
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  1. Currently i am running win xp sp2 32 bit.I want to continue with xp not upgrade to win 7.My PC can support 64 bit too, should i upgrade to 64 bit xp will it improve performance & speed of the system.
     
  2. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,839   +926

    IMHO, absolutely not...!

    If you want to try 64 bit computing, it should be Windows 7, or nothing.

    Although different people report different results, XP is notorious for driver problems in its 64 bit offerings, Win 7 has no such issues.

    I have been successful in finding Win 7 64 bit drivers, for any piece of antiquated hardware I have thus far attempted. (Hauppage tuner, Canon 8400F scanner, any Epson printer).

    What you might have an issue with, is finding motherboard drivers, should you decide to go with Win 7. It can be impossible to find Vista or Win 7 drivers for older pre-built PCs. If this is a home built PC, you would have somewhat better luck finding drivers at the motherboard manufacturer's website.
     
  3. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 2,278

    this. 64-bit XP is worthless... unstable and errors all day long
     
  4. hitech0101

    hitech0101 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 429   +19

    Thanks guyz.Will continue with 32 bit xp
     


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