Windows x64 Apps

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by vern, May 29, 2006.

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    vern Dominus Political User Folding Team

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    Just one quick question ... is there a lot of compatability problems when using x64 as compared to 32-bit? I have recently bought a 4400+ AMD X2 and wanted to be sure that everything works fine ... like World of Warcraft, Steam, Civ4, OpenOffice, and many other open source apps that I use.
     
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    Most apps will work without a problem, thanks to the WOW64 subsystem. However, anything that installs a driver (like antivirus and defrag tools), or a shell extension (like Windows Desktop Search) won't work unless it's specifically built for x64.
     
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    Ah yes. Vern, if you decide to try XP x64, let me know if you'd like to contribute to the wiki that's linked to in the thread mentioned above. :)
     
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    Yes, I'm going to try x64 and contribute until I have to pull my hair out. Will check back in a few days when I get my parts. 3 day ground blows, but it's better than an extra 150 with the regular FedEx option at NewEgg.
     
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    After thinking it over, it seems whether I use x64 or not depends on one thing ... will my Belkin USB wireless adapter have drivers? I don't feel like running cat5 to my desktop ... err ... I won't. :(
     
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    What's the model number?
     
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    F5D7050

    Quoted from:
    http://www.iexbeta.com/wiki/index.php/Windows_Vista_Hardware_Compatibility_List

    Hopefully it will at least work with WEP ... even if I don't have all the features.