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Will Windows XP Pro work with a x64 processor?
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Yes. You just won't be taking advantage of having a 64 bit processor. Personally I'd stick with 32 bit, to avoid program compatibility issues, but others will argue that the speed is worth the incompatibilities.

Up to you to decide, but yes, XP will work in a x64 box.
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Yes, itll work. Microsoft is coming out with a new OS soon, I believe its called vista, which will be able to take advantage of the 64 bit processors. Its just a matter of time. I have NO problems with mine.
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Vista is slated to come out sometime in 2007
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The current vista supports 64 bit processors. I believe its end of December 2007. The beta is pretty good (though I'm using the 32bit 5308 build).
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I heard vista was designed strictly for 64bit processors, but you say its on 32 bit as well?
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vista (at least the beta) has both 32bit and 64 bit versions since most people do not actually have 64 bit procs yet
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Dell are still selling most of thier computers with Pentium 4s. None of the Pentiums are 64 bit yet, and in most systems you will find a pentium. However most new computers from various brands are going with the AMD Athlon 64 3000+ or higher.

Seems I'll be going for a 64bit soon, lucky my water cooler supports all AMDs and Intels. :whistling:.
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