XP Pro vs XP Pro 64bit ???

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by umbilical, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. umbilical macrumors 6502a

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    hi I want install windows xp on my mac pro... I have a windows xp pro, whats the diffrence between xp pro and xp pro 64bit edition??? what version is better for me and how know which version I have?
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    The difference? One is 64-bit and the other isn't...

    XP 64-bit has very little support.
     
  3. umbilical thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    support by microsoft??? so no support zzzz ?
     
  4. Nermal Moderator

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    Microsoft's XP64 support seems good enough but it's the third-party apps that you have to watch out for. The vast majority run without issues, some will lack certain features (eg. Explorer intergration), and a few will crash the computer entirely (Objective, I'm looking at you).
     
  5. 11800506 macrumors 65816

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    I'd stay away from XP x64 because it's had a variety of driver issues, etc. If you really want a 64 bit OS I'd go for Vista x64 which is generally problem free.
     

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