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WinXP X64 showed up today. Working well so far.
« on: July 27, 2005, 11:22:43 AM »
Should have it all up and running sometime late tonight. I will post again once I see how things go.  So far I have found all the drivers I will need all except my plextor convertx but I have another computer I can put it on if it doesn't work.
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Re: WinXP X64 showed up today.
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2005, 05:31:16 PM »
Well so far things a running fine, only thing that sucked had to switch anti-virus to avast. Other then that it did add about 300 points to 3DMark2005, still havent install any other games but will get to that this weekend.  BF2 runs great I even get sounds I never got before but that could be cause of the 64bit drivers for Audigy 2 ZS.

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Re: WinXP X64 showed up today. Working well so far.
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2005, 07:07:23 PM »
I've got 64-bit Windows on my Test Rig and I'm quite impressed with it for sure.  It seems to have more "snap", but that just could be wishful thinking.

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Re: WinXP X64 showed up today. Working well so far.
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2005, 07:39:10 PM »
More snap because of no update ,patches, fix, holes....lol....so this version is their a windows update? And is it easy to find??      ::)
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Re: WinXP X64 showed up today. Working well so far.
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2005, 08:05:36 PM »
Easy to find if you already paid for a old copy of XP, thats how I got my copy.  Came in a nice case was kinda suprised at that one.  I am sure there are many other ways to get a copy but wont go into them.

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Re: WinXP X64 showed up today. Working well so far.
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2005, 08:21:55 PM »
I'll go into how to get a copy for free... (bet you didnt see this coming :P )

simply go to this site and download or order the cd, its is a fully functional 120 day trial.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/64bit/evaluation/trial.mspx
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Re: WinXP X64 showed up today. Working well so far.
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2005, 09:35:06 PM »
It only works on Athlon 64 or Intel's 64-bi processors.  Keep that in mind before you download the trial.

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Re: WinXP X64 showed up today. Working well so far.
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2005, 04:57:09 AM »
I may snag the trial to see how it runs before I jump over and switch my 32bit licensed version for the 64bit version. Seems like so much work though to get everything up and running again.  :(  Oh well I guess thats the price to pay for trying new technology.
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Re: WinXP X64 showed up today. Working well so far.
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2005, 06:11:24 AM »
I'm just waiting for a game or program that I actually use to be written for 64-bit processors, otherwise it seems like sorta a gimmick to switch over

plus I'm too lazy to back up everything and re-install windows

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Re: WinXP X64 showed up today. Working well so far.
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2005, 09:24:34 PM »
About the only game that is truely made for it is Farcry, DOOM 3 claims to run better but havent installed yet.  There are probly couple more but there the only ones I have that I know do.  Once I reinstall those 2 I will let you all know if it truely improved. 

As a side not I think you only have till JULY 31 if you want to exchange copies for free.

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Re: WinXP X64 showed up today. Working well so far.
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2005, 10:22:02 PM »
so you got all of your drivers for the peripherals?

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Re: WinXP X64 showed up today. Working well so far.
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2005, 07:03:20 AM »
I had no trouble getting driver and to my suprise even my brother printer had x64 drivers.  My audigy 2 zs driver and better then the old one I get sounds on games I never got before.  The only thing that doesnt have driver which I plan to email plextor about it my ConvertX but then I havent looked in a while either.

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Re: WinXP X64 showed up today. Working well so far.
« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2005, 07:33:21 AM »
I tried X64 a while back, but had to switch back because my Satellite IP won't run on X64 for some reason and their customer support said it might be another 6 months before thet have a 64 bit version.
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Re: WinXP X64 showed up today. Working well so far.
« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2005, 12:42:12 PM »
That sucks, I have internet from www.dtnspeed.net it works on a canopy system, no need for drivers which it nice.  My old system had a cicso pci card I dont even want to think about what kind of pain it would have been.  It was horrible just setting up on normal windows.

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Re: WinXP X64 showed up today. Working well so far.
« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2005, 08:55:48 PM »
that's the reasin that I have not switch to 64bit OS, so many of my hardware still lacks drivers:(.  I may have to buy new hardware peripherals.