Anyone installed XP, Vista 32bit, Vista 64bit?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by scan, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. scan macrumors 6502

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    I tried Vista 32bit and 64bit and I found 64bit to run slow. I was just wondering has anyone tried XP? Is it faster? Because I think I may just have to install XP. (I have access to a lot of windows os)
     
  2. steveza macrumors 68000

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    What system are you installing Windows on to?
     
  3. SHADO macrumors 6502a

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    Yea it really depends on the hardware. We need some more info in order to help you out.
     
  4. scan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I am running on the new Macbook Pro 15" 2.4, 2GB
     
  5. steveza macrumors 68000

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    You don't need to run the x64 versions in that case as you are unlikely to see any benefit. You could try the 32bit version of Vista or Windows Server 2008 which is quicker. Windows 7 or Server 2008 R2 is much quicker than Vista or XP in my experience but is still in beta phase so some things may not work as expected.
     
  6. scan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yeah i have access to Windows 7 (all legit versions, don't worry guys ;)) but I'm hesitant to instal it due to the numerous bugs I'm sure to encounter. I think I'll just install Vista 32. I, too, find it to be quicker.
     
  7. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

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    Slow? Define slow. By all accounts, you're the first person I've ever heard to say they felt Vista32 was "faster" than Vista64.

    XP is a joke. You have a beast machine, at least run a modern OS on it. Win7 64 is a good choice I'd say.
     
  8. scan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Things don't respond that quickly. i.e. Windows don't open as fast, things take long to respond, etc... not like really slow but things don't feel as 'snappy'
     

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