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    Why did you think XP's 64bit offering was useless? It seemed to be very fast and excellent for it's purpose it's just a bit short on drivers and software neither which is the fault of the OS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookie_monster View Post
    Why did you think XP's 64bit offering was useless? It seemed to be very fast and excellent for it's purpose it's just a bit short on drivers and software neither which is the fault of the OS.
    Was exactly the same speed as 32bit as far as I could see, no improvement at all. Seemed pointless to me.

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    Oh ok i had a different experience it seemed to of lost allot of baggage and was generally much faster, although i suppose allot of it depends on what you're running.

    Interestingly you can see that XP 64 is ver 5.2 so it's actually 2003 server.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cookie_monster View Post
    Why did you think XP's 64bit offering was useless? It seemed to be very fast and excellent for it's purpose it's just a bit short on drivers and software neither which is the fault of the OS.
    Very short on drivers, major problems installing anti-virus software (when I tried it anyway, which was about 6 months after release), generally buggy and blue screened randomly.

    I tested it for a computer shop, and they decided not to stock it based on what I experienced... It was just terrible.

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    Of course it's worth remembering that almost all apps that you run will be running in WOW64 so you won't see any benefit unless you run 64bit apps. As it's based on 2003 x64 the reliability should be very good so your blue screen issues will almost certainly be down to poor drivers.

    Makes a good workstation but i imagin not a great general purpose machine OS. Yet

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    Hyper-V = Hyper Ventilation ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Osprey View Post
    Hyper-V = Hyper Ventilation ?
    Virtualisation

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