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Stylin

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I have a AMD 64 Bit Processor and i need to know can i run Xp Pro Original ? Or do i need to be running Xp 64 Bit Version, not sure what i should use.
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XP Pro is still prefered, unless you have applications that specifically need Windows XP Pro x64. To clarify: Running a 64 bit processor does not mean you have to run 64 bit Windows.
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I was wondering...Why did you say xp pro is still preferred???
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Unless you're running applications that specifically use and take advantage of XP x64, all you gain by switching to it are compatilibity issues with existing hardware and programs.
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I didn't mean anything bad by my question it is just, I have been running x64 for about 1 yr, and have had nothing but compatibility issues-and must search the web / software sites for proper drivers for nearly everything I have installed. However, though I do enjoy using the x64 bit version I run x32 bit as well just because of these incompatibility issues--there really isn't much of a difference between the two programs.

You see, when I built my system, the person I had helping me talked me into geting the AMD X64 processor that was mentioned earlier, and said there is really no reason in having a x64 processor unless I am going to utilize it with a x64 version of windows... I don't really know that I am utilizing it anyhow.
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