Vista 64 bit? 32 bit? Whats going on? Help!?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by flipkid1021, Jul 23, 2007.

  1. flipkid1021 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Well i just got XP on my comp...

    but still thinking about the future and reading all this vista stuff 64 bit n 32 bit im a little confused i installed a 32bit XP professional on my MBP

    So wondering if i were to get vista in the future what is 64 bit n 32 bit exactly do?

    Which should i put on my MBP

    2.4ghz 2gb ram

    ill most likely get the update since i got xp

    Thanks!
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    The 64bit version on Windows Vista has a lot of incompatibilities, so if you were to get one, get the 32bit version.
     
  3. Cristobol macrumors newbie

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    Yeah your better off right now getting the 32 bit version.
     
  4. benzslrpee macrumors 6502

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    Bootcamp only works with 32 bit Vista if i remember correctly so i think you have your decision made for you already
     
  5. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    Apple only supports the 32-bit version. The 64-bit one *may* work but 32-bit is the recommended one.
     
  6. carnacious macrumors newbie

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    I have installed 64bit vista with bootcamp 1.3 on my MBP. Only because I wasn't concentrating when I bought Vista and had intended to get the 32bit edition.
    It works fine, although does run very hot, so would not recommend for extended usage. There are several driver issues but have managed to get Airport and ethernet working still not got bluetooth running and the trackpad does not allow for 2 finger scrolling.
     

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