Anyone tested the Windows XP 64bits version yet ?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by ep0niks, Dec 30, 2004.

  1. ep0niks

    ep0niks OSNN Junior Addict

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    I wonder if anyone tried the pre-release candidate (edit) yet..


    Got mine today from Microsoft : w2k3sp1_1218_usa_x64fre_pro.iso.. weird filename it looks like it's really XP Pro.. whatever here's the link it's free

    http://microsoft.order-9.com/winxp64/handoff.asp?id=dl

    I'll post comments later !
     
  2. Tittles

    Tittles Dabba Dooba Political User

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    i will be getting that sometime around jan 18 cause thats when i will be getting my 64bit system.
     
  3. Gary Pandher

    Gary Pandher Moderator

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    what kinda system are you getting?
     
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  5. ep0niks

    ep0niks OSNN Junior Addict

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    Here are some screen.. nothing exciting

    Guess what ? Firefox don't work in this version but before yelling at Microsoft about anti-firefox conspiracy, the 32bits version of IE don't work ether :p

    So basically the OS is splitted in two (2 Program Files folder, i assume one for 32 and other for 64bits applications).

    The hardware is well taken in charge as usual.. there are some issues since it's still in beta (64bits linux distro have some issues too) only time will tell if it's good or not.
     

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  6. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    it has to be an improvement when it's finnished

    I'm amazed firefox hasn't supported this windows 64 bit os.

    if they do, and they add all of the useablity the extra resources provide, then firfox would become the preferred browser by the time this os is released.

    that would be smart marketing
     
  7. dragonbeat

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    :) ordered a cd from bill about a month ago still waiting for it.will let you know how i get on then ,if it arrives :laugh:
     
  8. Tweakfiend

    Tweakfiend OSNN Senior Addict

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    This is still the "pre release" candidate by the way if you look at the main msoft website.
     
  9. Tweakfiend

    Tweakfiend OSNN Senior Addict

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    By the way ... have tried the 360 day expired version 3 separate times now.
    Once as dual boot with XP Pro,via Bootmagic.
    Its as full of software compatibility problems as a sieve.
     
  10. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    1218 is a bit of an old build. I currently have access to 1289 RC1 (tho have had problems downloading it to be honest)
    WindowsXP 64 is available as part of the Windows 2003 SP1 beta test.
     
  11. dom02

    dom02 OSNN Junior Addict

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    what about driver support? That's what I've herd is pretty bad right now. I noticed ATI has drivers for 64bit windows, anyone tried those? Do they work well with games?
     
  12. Helmer

    Helmer Questions R me

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    I'd only play games on a beta os to test it, I haven't tried it - But you are bound to find many problems...