Windows Vista x64

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by thesims900, May 4, 2008.

  1. thesims900

    thesims900 OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Why Won't Microsoft take 64 bit computing seriously?

    Its very rare that you find a program that you need that's for the x64 edition of Vista.:mad:

    I mean its not like its hard for a multi billion dollar corporation to make this
    happen. So please Microsoft make the people happy.:nervous:

    Also, are the rumors true that XP IS GETTING SCAPPED
     
  2. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    so.. you're saying that Microsoft doesn't take 64bit computing seriosly after making Exchange 2007 64-bit only?
     
  3. Mizzle

    Mizzle Oh, now I know...!

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    Quite a few of Microsoft's applications are x86 only. I think that's what the problem is.
     
  4. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    But have you had problems with the program? I run Vista x64 and any 32-bit programs still run just fine. What issues have you experienced?
     
  5. rpsgc

    rpsgc OSNN One Post Wonder

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    So let me get this straight: you are mad because only a few programs have x64 versions? And that is Microsoft's fault because...?

    x86 versions work just fine and it's not like x64 versions are so much better. Native x64 versions of course have advantages (no x86 emulation) but we're still a long way from all-around 64-bit software.

    It's the software company's role to leap forward and embrace x64, not MS. Most software companies don't want to release x64 versions now because they think they are more trouble than they're worth, i.e., too much work in making/compiling them for little or no benefits.

    We can all hope that that will change when MS releases Windows 7 which, IIRC, will be native 64-bit.


    Windows XP, like all things in life, has a life cycle. XP has lived for many years so it's only natural that MS will, sooner or later, stop selling it (more to increase Vista's sales than old age though ;)). Of course that will mean nothing to the end-user because altough it will no longer be on sale, it will still be supported for quite some time. The proof is SP3. So, don't worry. Enjoy it.
     
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  6. omegaradium

    omegaradium OSNN One Post Wonder

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    A good 90% of the programs I have encountered have installed and run fine on Windows Vista Ultimate 64.
     
  7. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    all programs will run and work on vista x64 or xp64, they will run in the 32bit space which ms added to all 64bit OS'es they have to make sure all apps could still be used, if you look in task manager you will see it as appname.exe*32.
     
  8. Tweakfiend

    Tweakfiend OSNN Senior Addict

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    Have you needed to try Diskkeeper 2007 ?
     
  9. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    I have not ventured from any defragger besides what comes with the OS - why do you ask?
     
  10. Tweakfiend

    Tweakfiend OSNN Senior Addict

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    just that its the only piece of widely available software I have that works with Vista 32 but not with Vista 64 (Premium) although I have hardware ( gameport and USB Digital receiver) that does the same.
     
  11. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    depends on the version of 2007 you are using
     
  12. Tweakfiend

    Tweakfiend OSNN Senior Addict

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    Appears to be the latest Home User version
     
  13. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    2007 was never really compatible with vista x64 2008 is
     
  14. MikeRS

    MikeRS OSNN Junior Addict

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    All the 3rd party defraggers use exactly the same API as the normal Windows defragger. Essentially you're paying money just for a different interface.
     
  15. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    windows uses a cut down version of diskeeper
     
  16. roirraW "edor" ehT

    roirraW "edor" ehT Builder/Installer

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    Uh, no disrespect, but Raxco Perfect Disk (what I use) and for that matter the full Diskeeper definitely defragment more completely than Windows' built-in one. Over the years, I have switched back and forth between Perfect Disk and Diskeeper because some versions of either didn't work as well as older versions, but for the past year or so I have stuck with Perfect Disk.