Hmm..as cranky had once enlightened me, Win7x64 is meant to take better advantage of hardware capabilities than Win7x32. Could be something like that for Win8 maybe, for both x32 and x64 versions, along with the theory you presented? Better hardware and resource utilization? Perhaps that issue needs more research and tests. I understood what you mean. I'm not trying it myself though. It would cause me excruciating mental pain to watch my Linux screwed again.