Windows 64-bit edition's compatibility with 32-bit processors

By Heavy_lvletal_
Aug 3, 2004
  1. Will the new windows version be compatible with the 32 bit processors? im using an amd 2200+ and i dunno if it will the same or better performance when i use win64 :confused:
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Nope, won't work.
    XP 64 Bit though isn't going to be much if any different in functionality afaik its just going to be optimized to utilize the full potential of a 64 bit processor.
    So just stick with your XP regular unless you get a 64 bit processor before XP 64 comes out.
  3. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    It wont work for 32bit processors, and if it did you'd see no performance increase - probably a drop of anything.

    Its 32Bit apps that are backwards compatible with 64Bit CPUs.
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