XP 32bit > XP 64bit

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by champ2005, Sep 3, 2004.

  1. champ2005

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    Lets say i bought an AMD Athlon64 system today with an OEM copy of Windows XP Professional. When the final Windows XP for 64-bit Extended Systems is released, will Microsoft give you a free upgrade, or will you have to shell out another AU$300?
     
  2. Glaanieboy

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    Because it's an entirely different OS (32bit vs 64bit), I don't think MS will hand out free upgrades. Maybe in an upgradeform for which you have to pay, say 50% of the new-price, like they have now.
     
  3. NetRyder

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    Actually, Microsoft's current plans are to offer a free exchange program to customers who own AMD64/Intel EM64T systems with licensed versions of the 32-bit OS.

    Source: http://www.winnetmag.com/windowspaulthurrott/Article/ArticleID/43413/windowspaulthurrott_43413.html

    Also see:
    http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1629804,00.asp
    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&u=/zd/20040818/tc_zd/133690
    http://www.anandtech.com/news/shownews.aspx?i=22770
     
  4. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Lets hope it is painless.
     
  5. Glaanieboy

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    But that is for 2k3! not for XP.
     
  6. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    ...or there's no change of plans. That would really bite. [​IMG]