An easy question: XP x64 vs Win7 x64?

Darth Shiv

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Used XP64 from the day of release it was actually a great OS and all the drivers needed were available for it. If you had trouble finding the XP64 drivers you could always use Winserver 2003 driver as they were run on the same underlying system, also there were many flavours of Linux that showed what a dominating processor the AMD64s were. Oh and my sound blaster worked just fine thank you.
Problem was gaming targeted hardware. I had a soundcard that didn't have a Win2k3 driver. Not x86 or x64. I in particular wanted the x86 driver because then I could kernel mod my Vista to enable PAE and use more than 4GB memory on x86 Windows but I lost my sound doing so!