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Upgrading my OS


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Malikor

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I have a laptop with a Turion 64 processor in it. I run XP Home and I want to upgrade to XP Home 64-bit Edition. I know this is possible. The question is, what is the advantages of upgrading it and how much would the upgrade OS cost?
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Why do you want to upgrade to 64 bit edition? You should wait intill the new Vista comes out.
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Well I want 64-bit Edition because my computer can handle it, and there has to be some advantages to running 64-bit than 32-bit. I dont know what the advantages are yet and I would like to know. I do not want to wait for Vista 64, and Vista is going to take some time before Microsoft figures out all the bugs and makes updates to fix the problems and make it more secure.
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What are your specs?
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AMD Turion 64 1.8 GHz
100GB Hard Drive
1GB DDR333 RAM
ATI Radeon Express 200M

http://support.gatew...008824sp2.shtml
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I do not think it is necessary to upgrade to 64bit edition. I dont know if this a fact or not but I think 64 bit edition is for Windows XP Professional unless you want to start over and do a clean install.
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Only advantage that I know of for sure is if you run 64 bit programs (which at the moment are rare), they run much much faster. How much faster exactly I'm not sure, but from what I've heard, if you have internet explorer in the 64 bit version, and a fast connection of course, you can't even blink before the page is loaded. At least that's what I've heard...

But it is definately faster...with programs that are 64-bit compatable. Those that aren't compatable run just normal.

Edited by computerwiz12890, 11 January 2007 - 09:57 PM.

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Alright, thank you. And by the way, it is only in 64-bit Pro at this time, but you can buy an upgrade from XP Home to XP Pro 64-bit
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Is that possible? I did not know that.

Thanks! :whistling:
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