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Which is better for all round usage? I currently have a Athlon 64 3800+ so is it worth going for windows XP X64 or should i stay with the good old 32 bit windows XP?
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Check that it is possible to get x64 drivers for any programmes you have
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64-bit Windows is only available with XP Pro, plus all that functionality will be included in Vista as standard anyway.

Go 32-bit, it works fine with 64-bit processors. Quite a lot of hardware doesn't work on 64-bit Windows as there are no drivers for it.
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all my hardware is compatiable with X64 and the drivers. Does it run like all programs ok like for example Counter strike source, avast AV, firefox. I have a wireless dish could i install it through windows like the 32 bit windows?

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Kurt
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