WindowsXP 64-bit Edition.

By SturmteK
Sep 16, 2004
  1. Hello Friends.
    Can anyone tell me where can I pick up a copy of Windows XP 64-bit Edition in Canada, without ordering it online.
    Would the local software stores carry it, or would they have copys when you buy a 64-bit processor based system from a computer store?
  2. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,058

    Currently, it's still in beta mode. If you register for it HERE , you may be able to get it by cd or download. This is a one-year trial.
  3. SturmteK

    SturmteK TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 62

    Beta still?
    Wow, I though it was long time out already.
    Do you know when its due out?
  4. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,058

    No I don't.....sorry.
  5. SturmteK

    SturmteK TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 62

    Bah :dead:
  6. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    Some time next year (according to what I heard in a computer store today), but no idea when next year.

    And you have to remember that this is Microsoft we're talking about, so the might become 2006 before they release it...
  7. SturmteK

    SturmteK TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 62

    So I would guess that standard WindowsXP Home/Pro will work on a AMD 64 bit based system just as good?
  8. John L

    John L TS Rookie

    xp and xp 64 on amd64

    In my humble opinion....

    Yes you can load both xp pro and xp pro 64 on a pc with an amd64 processor. However, I wouldn't say that either one is "just as good".

    In my case the 64 version loaded easily on a seperate hard drive. (I did this because I did not want to risk my stuff on my regular drive with XP PRO.) However, my printer is an epson stylus cx6400. I have yet to find a 64 bit driver for the printer. As such the XP PRO 64 is of little value. When it comes to an operating system in my house that answer is clear "No Printer?" "NO WAY!!!"

    Another major issue with xp pro 64 is the lack of antivirus and firewall support. Anyone who opens a network connection without that is an ***** and should box their computer up and send it back to the factory. They are obviously too dumb to use it!
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