Microsoft confirms Windows XP64 will be OEM only

By Derek Sooman on July 1, 2004, 1:07 PM
That's the story from a product manager at Microsoft, who says that [COLOR=#1951B9]"Windows XP64 will be sold through system builders and distributors and people will be able to buy it pre-installed on a system builder PC "or just purchase the OS with some piece of hardware".[/COLOR]

However, there may be a system in place for people to trade 32-bit XP Pro licences for the 64-bit version of the OS.




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Phantasm66 said:
Heheheh you know what this means ! ;)It means that Longhorn will only run on 64-bit processors.LOL!
Masque said:
[quote][i]Originally posted by Phantasm66 [/i]It means that Longhorn will only run on 64-bit processors.LOL! [/quote] Now THAT's just wrong. :( ...though I've got that covered too. :D
Phantasm66 said:
Its an interesting idea, though, isn't it? What if that does happen? Remember the pentium (original) and windows 95? You could run windows 95 on a 486 but it was designed for a pentium. Maybe the Longhorn 32-bit version will have a very limited life.
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