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double boot recommendation...
show user profile  joelr
hello all,

im running xp pro 32bit on my system, and im thinking about buying another os and installing it as double boot (until all my apps get 64bit support).
i heard a lot of good things about winxp 64bit, and im wondering whether to buy it or vista 64bit.
or maybe just wait a few months and get win7 64 bit (but i never get a os until it gets at least 1 service pack, so it can take a lot of time).

if someone here has experience with 64 bit systems and can make a suggestion it will really help me.
if it matters, i do CAD work (modeling in solidworks, rendering in max and VRay, and a bit of animations from time to time).

thanks in advance,

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2/23/2009 8:11:10 AM (last edit: 2/23/2009 8:11:10 AM)
show user profile  dd
xp 64 pro is rock solid IMHO and it will also run all your 32bit apps so really no need for a dual boot. there will be two program folders in windows one for 32 and one for 64bit

edit: i would personally stay away from vista and wait for win 7 (which i am currently loving on my laptop)

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2/23/2009 8:22:48 AM (last edit: 2/23/2009 8:23:50 AM)
show user profile  joelr
thanks dd,

the xp 64bit for sale is labels oem for system builders. when i read the description it sais: "cannot be transferred to another computer once it is installed". what exactly does that mean?
if i buy a new computer and want to transfere the os to the new one i cant? and what happens if i want to reformat my computer and reinstall xp?
other than the oem version for system builders i cant find xp 64bit for sale.
i dont have a problem with the technical aspect of installing and fixing problems of this version (in the description it sais that if you buy it you need to know how to fix all sorts of problems like getting drivers etc), im just worried getting stuck with a license i cant transfer when i upgrade....


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2/23/2009 11:40:44 AM (last edit: 2/23/2009 11:40:44 AM)
show user profile  dd
i think its mainly to stop naughty peeps building computers and installing the oem and then doing another one using the same OS over and over. i know a few places like this. they keep the cd and just install it. ive installed it on different harddrives and had to call them up to get a new code on the 5th time, so there is a limit, but like you can just call them up like i did

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2/23/2009 11:44:57 AM (last edit: 2/23/2009 11:44:57 AM)
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