View Full Version : 32 or 64

04-02-2009, 04:24 PM
Is it even worth considering a 32 bit OS anymore? I'm not sure what to buy for my new rig.Opinions ?

04-02-2009, 04:54 PM
I would go 64 bit if you have 4 gig or more installed with 64bit Vista.
If it's below 4 gig I would stick with 32 bit XP.

Upper Decker
04-02-2009, 06:23 PM
why run a 10 year old OS on a new machine? Vista works just fine minus the stupid large file transfer issue. Windows 7 is rock solid for me so far and you can get a legal key from microsoft for free. Id just go 64 bit myself and ignore 32bit.

04-02-2009, 09:05 PM
more importantly than anything else..... does the hardware going into the rig have 64bit drivers? If yes, I would suggest 64bit, if not, then I suggest finding new hardware

04-02-2009, 11:24 PM
That legal key is only good while 7 is in beta, then it expires and you have to cough up a couple hundred bucks to keep using it.

04-08-2009, 03:36 PM
Thanks for the imput. I'm running Windows 7 build 7068 64 bit for now to see how it goes.Tried Vist 64 first and had zero problems with any of my hard/software.Had a few glitches with 7 so far but nothing too serious.Just hate to buy Vista when 7 is close to release.

04-08-2009, 07:15 PM
XP will still be supported after Windows 7 is released. It shows that XP is a very important OS, otherwise they would have dropped support for it long time ago.

Usually older OS have the benefit of being very stable, as all the bugs have been worked out.

I would not put Windows 7 on a machine I rely on for work or school purposes.

04-09-2009, 01:34 PM
Vista has been solid for me since 2 months after release. If you have more than 3GB RAM you HAVE to have a 64bit OS.

My opininon, if you have an x64 CPU, go with Vista x64 or XP Pro x64...

If you love gaming, you have to have Dx10...available in the Vista OS or Windows 7, but if your asking about which OS to use, I suggest not experimenting with Windows 7.

Upper Decker
04-09-2009, 03:09 PM
to date ive had zero issues with win 7. Its ran like a top since dec of 08 and i have to say im very pleased with it. Vista has been pretty much top notch for me as well.

04-17-2009, 08:04 AM
Win XP Home Edition: Yesterday (April 16) ended the 'free' support offered by Microsoft. Except for security updates, support will be offered for a price.