Fujitsu Siemens Esprimo v5535: OS support

By DjKraid
Nov 8, 2008
  1. Hi!

    I'm just wondering if my laptop supports a 64-bit windows xp? -can't find anything o the fujitsu siemens site...but the one thig I recognised, when serching for drivers there was an option "Show only supported operating systems" and if I klick on it then it shows windows xp, vista and vista 64-bit
    ...and when it shows all the operating systems it also shows windows xp 64-bit...

    So if it's possible to install a 64bit vista it should also be possible to install a 64bit xp...right??


    Select your operating system
    Show only supported operating systems
    Show detailed operating system tree
    Windows Vista
    Windows Vista
    Windows Vista Business
    Windows Vista Enterprise
    Windows Vista Home Basic
    Windows Vista Home Premium
    Windows Vista Ultimate
    Windows Vista x64
    Windows Vista Business x64
    Windows Vista Enterprise x64
    Windows Vista Home Basic x64
    Windows Vista Home Premium x64
    Windows Vista Ultimate x64
    Windows XP
    Windows XP
    Windows XP Embedded
    Windows XP Home
    Windows XP Media Center Edition
    Windows XP Professional
    Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
  2. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,431   +77

    Well, yes, but XP-64 development was discontinued 3 years ago, and it never reached a usable state. If you insist on trying 64-bit working, your only options are Vista-64 and dozens of Linux distros. But why? There is little or nothing to be gained from 64-bit processing, except for the most unlikely specialist requirements, but plenty of problems if you try.....

    64-bit might become more mainstream around 2009-10 when Windows 7 is supposed to appear, but I still doubt it. I would reckon on years before a 64-bit OS takes a major role in OS.
  3. DjKraid

    DjKraid TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 551   +26

    I know that it's onlu worth **** but the wierd thing is that 64-bit xp works bette than 32-bit on one of my other computers...

    but how do u think it will work in the laptop?
  4. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,431   +77

    The v5535 seems to come in at least three processor configurations (makes you wonder why it has the same name...). The models all come with Vista, and there seems to be Vista-64 available. Having said that, Fujitsu site is extremely coy about what is inside a V3353, and there is no way for me to tell if your actual model even has a 64-bit processor. I have to say Fujitsu's site strikes me as being wholely unreliable.

    I would be very cautious indeed. Note you would probably have to pay full wack for the upgrade, that you cannot load just any old driver on Vista-64 - it has to be signed - and there is limited or no support for a great deal of things you might want to connect to your laptop (cameras, scanners, printers, sound, backup, phones etc etc.

    Also it is obvious from the many postings on this site that many, many people who quite recently bought a laptop with Vista installed have gone to great lengths to install XP in it's place. Although admitedly, things might be better after SP1. I personally would wait for Windows 7 SP1, but then I use my computers as tools, not toys....
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