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nuria-171265@hotmail.com 04-28-2008 11:53 PM

RE: Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Version Confusion
 


"Edward Adart" wrote:

> Hey there,
>
> I'm investigating Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, and having recently
> purchased an AMD Athlon 64 system, am considering giving it a test-drive.
> However, while researching it I have run into some confusing points. So, at
> the risk of looking like a complete idiot, I wonder if someone could please
> clarify these points:
>
> * While perusing through the security updates available for x64 on Technet
> Download Center, I noticed that in the Product Selection menu, you could
> select between two versions of x64, "Windows XP Professional 64-Bit Edition"
> and "Windows XP Professional 64-Bit Edition Version 2003". I wasn't aware
> there were two separate distinct versions of Windows XP x64?
>
> *Further, if I selected "Windows XP Professional 64-Bit Edition", I can
> choose between the gold or SP1 version. I wasn't aware there was a Service
> Pack available for Windows x64, and searching for additional information
> turned up nothing?
>
> *Finally, when comparing the three different versions of 64-Bit (Windows XP
> Professional 64-Bit Edition Gold + Windows XP Professional 64-Bit Edition
> SP1 + Windows XP Professional 64-Bit Edition Version 2003 Gold (There is no
> SP1 for the Version 2003 Edition), I noticed the security updates seemed to
> be the opposite of what one would expect (This is when "redundant" updates
> are selected not to be shown, but updates of every severity are shown):
> Windows XP Professional 64-Bit Edition Gold: 40 Updates
> Windows XP Professional 64-Bit Edition SP1: 41 Updates
> Windows XP Professional 64-Bit Edition Version 2003: 62 Updates
>
> Last, there appears to be a mistake in the download center, in that versions
> of Windows Server 2003 are listed in the Service Pack selection dialog when
> versions of XP x64 are selected, despite being two separate OS's.
>
> Apologies if I am being dense, but I find this somewhat ambiguous and
> confusing.
>
> Yours sincerely,
>
> Edward Adart
>
>
>


Colin Barnhorst 04-29-2008 01:13 AM

Re: Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Version Confusion
 
Windows XP 64-bit Edition is for Itanium (IA64). This is the one that has a
second release called Windows XP 64-bit Edition, Version 2003. Unless you
are running an Itanium cpu you do not want either of these.

Windows XP Professional x64 Edition is for the more common x86-64 computers
(AMD64, Core 2, etc). Windows XP Professional x64 updates and service packs
are the same as for Windows Server 2003 so that is not a mistake in the
download area. XP Pro x64 is built on the same NT 5.2 codebase as WS2k3.
XP Pro x64 released at the same time as SP1 for Windows Server 2003 so that
is why XP Pro x64 shipped already at service pack level 1.

There is no SP1 standalone download or Windows Update package. The current
service pack level is 2. The SP2 download is found in the Windows Server
2003 download area because the same package is used for both.



"nuria-171265@hotmail.com"
<nuria-171265@hotmail.com@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:27401396-8540-43B6-8C1D-A23254759C5E@microsoft.com...
>
>
> "Edward Adart" wrote:
>
>> Hey there,
>>
>> I'm investigating Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, and having
>> recently
>> purchased an AMD Athlon 64 system, am considering giving it a test-drive.
>> However, while researching it I have run into some confusing points. So,
>> at
>> the risk of looking like a complete idiot, I wonder if someone could
>> please
>> clarify these points:
>>
>> * While perusing through the security updates available for x64 on
>> Technet
>> Download Center, I noticed that in the Product Selection menu, you could
>> select between two versions of x64, "Windows XP Professional 64-Bit
>> Edition"
>> and "Windows XP Professional 64-Bit Edition Version 2003". I wasn't aware
>> there were two separate distinct versions of Windows XP x64?
>>
>> *Further, if I selected "Windows XP Professional 64-Bit Edition", I can
>> choose between the gold or SP1 version. I wasn't aware there was a
>> Service
>> Pack available for Windows x64, and searching for additional information
>> turned up nothing?
>>
>> *Finally, when comparing the three different versions of 64-Bit (Windows
>> XP
>> Professional 64-Bit Edition Gold + Windows XP Professional 64-Bit Edition
>> SP1 + Windows XP Professional 64-Bit Edition Version 2003 Gold (There is
>> no
>> SP1 for the Version 2003 Edition), I noticed the security updates seemed
>> to
>> be the opposite of what one would expect (This is when "redundant"
>> updates
>> are selected not to be shown, but updates of every severity are shown):
>> Windows XP Professional 64-Bit Edition Gold: 40 Updates
>> Windows XP Professional 64-Bit Edition SP1: 41 Updates
>> Windows XP Professional 64-Bit Edition Version 2003: 62 Updates
>>
>> Last, there appears to be a mistake in the download center, in that
>> versions
>> of Windows Server 2003 are listed in the Service Pack selection dialog
>> when
>> versions of XP x64 are selected, despite being two separate OS's.
>>
>> Apologies if I am being dense, but I find this somewhat ambiguous and
>> confusing.
>>
>> Yours sincerely,
>>
>> Edward Adart
>>
>>
>>



mikeydwhite 07-28-2008 07:21 AM

Re: Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Version Confusion
 
So basically I have to purchase a 64-bit version for my new athlon64 system?
Right?
--
MikeyD


"Colin Barnhorst" wrote:

> Windows XP 64-bit Edition is for Itanium (IA64). This is the one that has a
> second release called Windows XP 64-bit Edition, Version 2003. Unless you
> are running an Itanium cpu you do not want either of these.
>
> Windows XP Professional x64 Edition is for the more common x86-64 computers
> (AMD64, Core 2, etc). Windows XP Professional x64 updates and service packs
> are the same as for Windows Server 2003 so that is not a mistake in the
> download area. XP Pro x64 is built on the same NT 5.2 codebase as WS2k3.
> XP Pro x64 released at the same time as SP1 for Windows Server 2003 so that
> is why XP Pro x64 shipped already at service pack level 1.
>
> There is no SP1 standalone download or Windows Update package. The current
> service pack level is 2. The SP2 download is found in the Windows Server
> 2003 download area because the same package is used for both.
>
>
>
> "nuria-171265@hotmail.com"
> <nuria-171265@hotmail.com@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:27401396-8540-43B6-8C1D-A23254759C5E@microsoft.com...
> >
> >
> > "Edward Adart" wrote:
> >
> >> Hey there,
> >>
> >> I'm investigating Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, and having
> >> recently
> >> purchased an AMD Athlon 64 system, am considering giving it a test-drive.
> >> However, while researching it I have run into some confusing points. So,
> >> at
> >> the risk of looking like a complete idiot, I wonder if someone could
> >> please
> >> clarify these points:
> >>
> >> * While perusing through the security updates available for x64 on
> >> Technet
> >> Download Center, I noticed that in the Product Selection menu, you could
> >> select between two versions of x64, "Windows XP Professional 64-Bit
> >> Edition"
> >> and "Windows XP Professional 64-Bit Edition Version 2003". I wasn't aware
> >> there were two separate distinct versions of Windows XP x64?
> >>
> >> *Further, if I selected "Windows XP Professional 64-Bit Edition", I can
> >> choose between the gold or SP1 version. I wasn't aware there was a
> >> Service
> >> Pack available for Windows x64, and searching for additional information
> >> turned up nothing?
> >>
> >> *Finally, when comparing the three different versions of 64-Bit (Windows
> >> XP
> >> Professional 64-Bit Edition Gold + Windows XP Professional 64-Bit Edition
> >> SP1 + Windows XP Professional 64-Bit Edition Version 2003 Gold (There is
> >> no
> >> SP1 for the Version 2003 Edition), I noticed the security updates seemed
> >> to
> >> be the opposite of what one would expect (This is when "redundant"
> >> updates
> >> are selected not to be shown, but updates of every severity are shown):
> >> Windows XP Professional 64-Bit Edition Gold: 40 Updates
> >> Windows XP Professional 64-Bit Edition SP1: 41 Updates
> >> Windows XP Professional 64-Bit Edition Version 2003: 62 Updates
> >>
> >> Last, there appears to be a mistake in the download center, in that
> >> versions
> >> of Windows Server 2003 are listed in the Service Pack selection dialog
> >> when
> >> versions of XP x64 are selected, despite being two separate OS's.
> >>
> >> Apologies if I am being dense, but I find this somewhat ambiguous and
> >> confusing.
> >>
> >> Yours sincerely,
> >>
> >> Edward Adart
> >>
> >>
> >>

>


R. C. White 07-28-2008 01:49 PM

Re: Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Version Confusion
 
Hi, MikeyD.

What is your question, really?

ANY version of Vista will run fine on an AMD Athlon 64 system, so long as
all the other requirements (BIOS, RAM, HD, etc.) are met. Specifically, any
x86 (32-bit) version of Vista will run as well - or maybe better - than on
32-bit hardware. Practically all 32-bit applications will run as well or
better on a 64-bit system. You do NOT have to have a 64-bit operating
system or 64-bit applications just because you have 64-bit hardware.

Is THAT your question? If not, please clarify what you really want to know.

RC
--
R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
rc@grandecom.net
Microsoft Windows MVP
(Running Windows Live Mail 2008 in Vista Ultimate x64 SP1)

"mikeydwhite" <mikeydwhite@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D7ABEEB4-216D-4140-AB04-E45B522404C6@microsoft.com...
> So basically I have to purchase a 64-bit version for my new athlon64
> system?
> Right?
> --
> MikeyD
>
>
> "Colin Barnhorst" wrote:
>
>> Windows XP 64-bit Edition is for Itanium (IA64). This is the one that
>> has a
>> second release called Windows XP 64-bit Edition, Version 2003. Unless
>> you
>> are running an Itanium cpu you do not want either of these.
>>
>> Windows XP Professional x64 Edition is for the more common x86-64
>> computers
>> (AMD64, Core 2, etc). Windows XP Professional x64 updates and service
>> packs
>> are the same as for Windows Server 2003 so that is not a mistake in the
>> download area. XP Pro x64 is built on the same NT 5.2 codebase as WS2k3.
>> XP Pro x64 released at the same time as SP1 for Windows Server 2003 so
>> that
>> is why XP Pro x64 shipped already at service pack level 1.
>>
>> There is no SP1 standalone download or Windows Update package. The
>> current
>> service pack level is 2. The SP2 download is found in the Windows Server
>> 2003 download area because the same package is used for both.
>>
>>
>>
>> "nuria-171265@hotmail.com"
>> <nuria-171265@hotmail.com@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:27401396-8540-43B6-8C1D-A23254759C5E@microsoft.com...
>> >
>> >
>> > "Edward Adart" wrote:
>> >
>> >> Hey there,
>> >>
>> >> I'm investigating Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, and having
>> >> recently
>> >> purchased an AMD Athlon 64 system, am considering giving it a
>> >> test-drive.
>> >> However, while researching it I have run into some confusing points.
>> >> So,
>> >> at
>> >> the risk of looking like a complete idiot, I wonder if someone could
>> >> please
>> >> clarify these points:
>> >>
>> >> * While perusing through the security updates available for x64 on
>> >> Technet
>> >> Download Center, I noticed that in the Product Selection menu, you
>> >> could
>> >> select between two versions of x64, "Windows XP Professional 64-Bit
>> >> Edition"
>> >> and "Windows XP Professional 64-Bit Edition Version 2003". I wasn't
>> >> aware
>> >> there were two separate distinct versions of Windows XP x64?
>> >>
>> >> *Further, if I selected "Windows XP Professional 64-Bit Edition", I
>> >> can
>> >> choose between the gold or SP1 version. I wasn't aware there was a
>> >> Service
>> >> Pack available for Windows x64, and searching for additional
>> >> information
>> >> turned up nothing?
>> >>
>> >> *Finally, when comparing the three different versions of 64-Bit
>> >> (Windows
>> >> XP
>> >> Professional 64-Bit Edition Gold + Windows XP Professional 64-Bit
>> >> Edition
>> >> SP1 + Windows XP Professional 64-Bit Edition Version 2003 Gold (There
>> >> is
>> >> no
>> >> SP1 for the Version 2003 Edition), I noticed the security updates
>> >> seemed
>> >> to
>> >> be the opposite of what one would expect (This is when "redundant"
>> >> updates
>> >> are selected not to be shown, but updates of every severity are
>> >> shown):
>> >> Windows XP Professional 64-Bit Edition Gold: 40 Updates
>> >> Windows XP Professional 64-Bit Edition SP1: 41 Updates
>> >> Windows XP Professional 64-Bit Edition Version 2003: 62 Updates
>> >>
>> >> Last, there appears to be a mistake in the download center, in that
>> >> versions
>> >> of Windows Server 2003 are listed in the Service Pack selection dialog
>> >> when
>> >> versions of XP x64 are selected, despite being two separate OS's.
>> >>
>> >> Apologies if I am being dense, but I find this somewhat ambiguous and
>> >> confusing.
>> >>
>> >> Yours sincerely,
>> >>
>> >> Edward Adart



mikeydwhite 07-28-2008 02:44 PM

Re: Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Version Confusion
 
R. C. White,
So my question was exactly this: Can I run WINXP Pro 32-bit edition on my
new AMD64 system? I believe your answer was just what I was looking for "You
do NOT have to have a 64-bit operating system or 64-bit applications just
because you have 64-bit hardware." Thank you R.C. White

--
MikeyD


"R. C. White" wrote:

> Hi, MikeyD.
>
> What is your question, really?
>
> ANY version of Vista will run fine on an AMD Athlon 64 system, so long as
> all the other requirements (BIOS, RAM, HD, etc.) are met. Specifically, any
> x86 (32-bit) version of Vista will run as well - or maybe better - than on
> 32-bit hardware. Practically all 32-bit applications will run as well or
> better on a 64-bit system. You do NOT have to have a 64-bit operating
> system or 64-bit applications just because you have 64-bit hardware.
>
> Is THAT your question? If not, please clarify what you really want to know.
>
> RC
> --
> R. C. White, CPA
> San Marcos, TX
> rc@grandecom.net
> Microsoft Windows MVP
> (Running Windows Live Mail 2008 in Vista Ultimate x64 SP1)
>
> "mikeydwhite" <mikeydwhite@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:D7ABEEB4-216D-4140-AB04-E45B522404C6@microsoft.com...
> > So basically I have to purchase a 64-bit version for my new athlon64
> > system?
> > Right?
> > --
> > MikeyD
> >
> >
> > "Colin Barnhorst" wrote:
> >
> >> Windows XP 64-bit Edition is for Itanium (IA64). This is the one that
> >> has a
> >> second release called Windows XP 64-bit Edition, Version 2003. Unless
> >> you
> >> are running an Itanium cpu you do not want either of these.
> >>
> >> Windows XP Professional x64 Edition is for the more common x86-64
> >> computers
> >> (AMD64, Core 2, etc). Windows XP Professional x64 updates and service
> >> packs
> >> are the same as for Windows Server 2003 so that is not a mistake in the
> >> download area. XP Pro x64 is built on the same NT 5.2 codebase as WS2k3.
> >> XP Pro x64 released at the same time as SP1 for Windows Server 2003 so
> >> that
> >> is why XP Pro x64 shipped already at service pack level 1.
> >>
> >> There is no SP1 standalone download or Windows Update package. The
> >> current
> >> service pack level is 2. The SP2 download is found in the Windows Server
> >> 2003 download area because the same package is used for both.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> "nuria-171265@hotmail.com"
> >> <nuria-171265@hotmail.com@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:27401396-8540-43B6-8C1D-A23254759C5E@microsoft.com...
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > "Edward Adart" wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> Hey there,
> >> >>
> >> >> I'm investigating Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, and having
> >> >> recently
> >> >> purchased an AMD Athlon 64 system, am considering giving it a
> >> >> test-drive.
> >> >> However, while researching it I have run into some confusing points.
> >> >> So,
> >> >> at
> >> >> the risk of looking like a complete idiot, I wonder if someone could
> >> >> please
> >> >> clarify these points:
> >> >>
> >> >> * While perusing through the security updates available for x64 on
> >> >> Technet
> >> >> Download Center, I noticed that in the Product Selection menu, you
> >> >> could
> >> >> select between two versions of x64, "Windows XP Professional 64-Bit
> >> >> Edition"
> >> >> and "Windows XP Professional 64-Bit Edition Version 2003". I wasn't
> >> >> aware
> >> >> there were two separate distinct versions of Windows XP x64?
> >> >>
> >> >> *Further, if I selected "Windows XP Professional 64-Bit Edition", I
> >> >> can
> >> >> choose between the gold or SP1 version. I wasn't aware there was a
> >> >> Service
> >> >> Pack available for Windows x64, and searching for additional
> >> >> information
> >> >> turned up nothing?
> >> >>
> >> >> *Finally, when comparing the three different versions of 64-Bit
> >> >> (Windows
> >> >> XP
> >> >> Professional 64-Bit Edition Gold + Windows XP Professional 64-Bit
> >> >> Edition
> >> >> SP1 + Windows XP Professional 64-Bit Edition Version 2003 Gold (There
> >> >> is
> >> >> no
> >> >> SP1 for the Version 2003 Edition), I noticed the security updates
> >> >> seemed
> >> >> to
> >> >> be the opposite of what one would expect (This is when "redundant"
> >> >> updates
> >> >> are selected not to be shown, but updates of every severity are
> >> >> shown):
> >> >> Windows XP Professional 64-Bit Edition Gold: 40 Updates
> >> >> Windows XP Professional 64-Bit Edition SP1: 41 Updates
> >> >> Windows XP Professional 64-Bit Edition Version 2003: 62 Updates
> >> >>
> >> >> Last, there appears to be a mistake in the download center, in that
> >> >> versions
> >> >> of Windows Server 2003 are listed in the Service Pack selection dialog
> >> >> when
> >> >> versions of XP x64 are selected, despite being two separate OS's.
> >> >>
> >> >> Apologies if I am being dense, but I find this somewhat ambiguous and
> >> >> confusing.
> >> >>
> >> >> Yours sincerely,
> >> >>
> >> >> Edward Adart

>
>


Charlie Russel - MVP 07-28-2008 04:01 PM

Re: Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Version Confusion
 
Correct. You can run 32-bit Windows XP Professional on your Athlon 64 based
system. The only limitation is that you are effectively limited to about 3
GB of RAM.

--
Charlie.
"mikeydwhite" <mikeydwhite@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:AEE692F0-D206-40E7-A314-2B8FE28206BE@microsoft.com...
> R. C. White,
> So my question was exactly this: Can I run WINXP Pro 32-bit edition on my
> new AMD64 system? I believe your answer was just what I was looking for
> "You
> do NOT have to have a 64-bit operating system or 64-bit applications just
> because you have 64-bit hardware." Thank you R.C. White
>
> --
> MikeyD
>
>
> "R. C. White" wrote:
>
>> Hi, MikeyD.
>>
>> What is your question, really?
>>
>> ANY version of Vista will run fine on an AMD Athlon 64 system, so long as
>> all the other requirements (BIOS, RAM, HD, etc.) are met. Specifically,
>> any
>> x86 (32-bit) version of Vista will run as well - or maybe better - than
>> on
>> 32-bit hardware. Practically all 32-bit applications will run as well or
>> better on a 64-bit system. You do NOT have to have a 64-bit operating
>> system or 64-bit applications just because you have 64-bit hardware.
>>
>> Is THAT your question? If not, please clarify what you really want to
>> know.
>>
>> RC
>> --
>> R. C. White, CPA
>> San Marcos, TX
>> rc@grandecom.net
>> Microsoft Windows MVP
>> (Running Windows Live Mail 2008 in Vista Ultimate x64 SP1)
>>
>> "mikeydwhite" <mikeydwhite@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:D7ABEEB4-216D-4140-AB04-E45B522404C6@microsoft.com...
>> > So basically I have to purchase a 64-bit version for my new athlon64
>> > system?
>> > Right?
>> > --
>> > MikeyD
>> >
>> >
>> > "Colin Barnhorst" wrote:
>> >
>> >> Windows XP 64-bit Edition is for Itanium (IA64). This is the one that
>> >> has a
>> >> second release called Windows XP 64-bit Edition, Version 2003. Unless
>> >> you
>> >> are running an Itanium cpu you do not want either of these.
>> >>
>> >> Windows XP Professional x64 Edition is for the more common x86-64
>> >> computers
>> >> (AMD64, Core 2, etc). Windows XP Professional x64 updates and service
>> >> packs
>> >> are the same as for Windows Server 2003 so that is not a mistake in
>> >> the
>> >> download area. XP Pro x64 is built on the same NT 5.2 codebase as
>> >> WS2k3.
>> >> XP Pro x64 released at the same time as SP1 for Windows Server 2003 so
>> >> that
>> >> is why XP Pro x64 shipped already at service pack level 1.
>> >>
>> >> There is no SP1 standalone download or Windows Update package. The
>> >> current
>> >> service pack level is 2. The SP2 download is found in the Windows
>> >> Server
>> >> 2003 download area because the same package is used for both.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> "nuria-171265@hotmail.com"
>> >> <nuria-171265@hotmail.com@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:27401396-8540-43B6-8C1D-A23254759C5E@microsoft.com...
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> > "Edward Adart" wrote:
>> >> >
>> >> >> Hey there,
>> >> >>
>> >> >> I'm investigating Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, and having
>> >> >> recently
>> >> >> purchased an AMD Athlon 64 system, am considering giving it a
>> >> >> test-drive.
>> >> >> However, while researching it I have run into some confusing
>> >> >> points.
>> >> >> So,
>> >> >> at
>> >> >> the risk of looking like a complete idiot, I wonder if someone
>> >> >> could
>> >> >> please
>> >> >> clarify these points:
>> >> >>
>> >> >> * While perusing through the security updates available for x64 on
>> >> >> Technet
>> >> >> Download Center, I noticed that in the Product Selection menu, you
>> >> >> could
>> >> >> select between two versions of x64, "Windows XP Professional 64-Bit
>> >> >> Edition"
>> >> >> and "Windows XP Professional 64-Bit Edition Version 2003". I wasn't
>> >> >> aware
>> >> >> there were two separate distinct versions of Windows XP x64?
>> >> >>
>> >> >> *Further, if I selected "Windows XP Professional 64-Bit Edition", I
>> >> >> can
>> >> >> choose between the gold or SP1 version. I wasn't aware there was a
>> >> >> Service
>> >> >> Pack available for Windows x64, and searching for additional
>> >> >> information
>> >> >> turned up nothing?
>> >> >>
>> >> >> *Finally, when comparing the three different versions of 64-Bit
>> >> >> (Windows
>> >> >> XP
>> >> >> Professional 64-Bit Edition Gold + Windows XP Professional 64-Bit
>> >> >> Edition
>> >> >> SP1 + Windows XP Professional 64-Bit Edition Version 2003 Gold
>> >> >> (There
>> >> >> is
>> >> >> no
>> >> >> SP1 for the Version 2003 Edition), I noticed the security updates
>> >> >> seemed
>> >> >> to
>> >> >> be the opposite of what one would expect (This is when "redundant"
>> >> >> updates
>> >> >> are selected not to be shown, but updates of every severity are
>> >> >> shown):
>> >> >> Windows XP Professional 64-Bit Edition Gold: 40 Updates
>> >> >> Windows XP Professional 64-Bit Edition SP1: 41 Updates
>> >> >> Windows XP Professional 64-Bit Edition Version 2003: 62
>> >> >> Updates
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Last, there appears to be a mistake in the download center, in that
>> >> >> versions
>> >> >> of Windows Server 2003 are listed in the Service Pack selection
>> >> >> dialog
>> >> >> when
>> >> >> versions of XP x64 are selected, despite being two separate OS's.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Apologies if I am being dense, but I find this somewhat ambiguous
>> >> >> and
>> >> >> confusing.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Yours sincerely,
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Edward Adart

>>
>>



R. C. White 07-28-2008 04:38 PM

Re: Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Version Confusion
 
Hi, MikeyD.

You're welcome. I'm glad I answered the right question. ;<)

With your 64-bit hardware, you can install any 32-bit operating system
(Win9x, WinXP, Vista x86, etc. - or even a non-Microsoft OS) and run it as
long as you like. When you are ready, make sure you have 64-bit drivers for
all your hardware, then install (NOT "upgrade", as often discussed here)
Vista x64 or another 64-bit OS.

RC
--
R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
rc@grandecom.net
Microsoft Windows MVP
(Running Windows Live Mail 2008 in Vista Ultimate x64 SP1)

"mikeydwhite" <mikeydwhite@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:AEE692F0-D206-40E7-A314-2B8FE28206BE@microsoft.com...
> R. C. White,
> So my question was exactly this: Can I run WINXP Pro 32-bit edition on my
> new AMD64 system? I believe your answer was just what I was looking for
> "You
> do NOT have to have a 64-bit operating system or 64-bit applications just
> because you have 64-bit hardware." Thank you R.C. White
>
> --
> MikeyD
>
>
> "R. C. White" wrote:
>
>> Hi, MikeyD.
>>
>> What is your question, really?
>>
>> ANY version of Vista will run fine on an AMD Athlon 64 system, so long as
>> all the other requirements (BIOS, RAM, HD, etc.) are met. Specifically,
>> any
>> x86 (32-bit) version of Vista will run as well - or maybe better - than
>> on
>> 32-bit hardware. Practically all 32-bit applications will run as well or
>> better on a 64-bit system. You do NOT have to have a 64-bit operating
>> system or 64-bit applications just because you have 64-bit hardware.
>>
>> Is THAT your question? If not, please clarify what you really want to
>> know.
>>
>> RC
>>
>> "mikeydwhite" <mikeydwhite@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:D7ABEEB4-216D-4140-AB04-E45B522404C6@microsoft.com...
>> > So basically I have to purchase a 64-bit version for my new athlon64
>> > system?
>> > Right?
>> > --
>> > MikeyD
>> >
>> >
>> > "Colin Barnhorst" wrote:
>> >
>> >> Windows XP 64-bit Edition is for Itanium (IA64). This is the one that
>> >> has a
>> >> second release called Windows XP 64-bit Edition, Version 2003. Unless
>> >> you
>> >> are running an Itanium cpu you do not want either of these.
>> >>
>> >> Windows XP Professional x64 Edition is for the more common x86-64
>> >> computers
>> >> (AMD64, Core 2, etc). Windows XP Professional x64 updates and service
>> >> packs
>> >> are the same as for Windows Server 2003 so that is not a mistake in
>> >> the
>> >> download area. XP Pro x64 is built on the same NT 5.2 codebase as
>> >> WS2k3.
>> >> XP Pro x64 released at the same time as SP1 for Windows Server 2003 so
>> >> that
>> >> is why XP Pro x64 shipped already at service pack level 1.
>> >>
>> >> There is no SP1 standalone download or Windows Update package. The
>> >> current
>> >> service pack level is 2. The SP2 download is found in the Windows
>> >> Server
>> >> 2003 download area because the same package is used for both.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> "nuria-171265@hotmail.com"
>> >> <nuria-171265@hotmail.com@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:27401396-8540-43B6-8C1D-A23254759C5E@microsoft.com...
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> > "Edward Adart" wrote:
>> >> >
>> >> >> Hey there,
>> >> >>
>> >> >> I'm investigating Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, and having
>> >> >> recently
>> >> >> purchased an AMD Athlon 64 system, am considering giving it a
>> >> >> test-drive.
>> >> >> However, while researching it I have run into some confusing
>> >> >> points.
>> >> >> So,
>> >> >> at
>> >> >> the risk of looking like a complete idiot, I wonder if someone
>> >> >> could
>> >> >> please
>> >> >> clarify these points:
>> >> >>
>> >> >> * While perusing through the security updates available for x64 on
>> >> >> Technet
>> >> >> Download Center, I noticed that in the Product Selection menu, you
>> >> >> could
>> >> >> select between two versions of x64, "Windows XP Professional 64-Bit
>> >> >> Edition"
>> >> >> and "Windows XP Professional 64-Bit Edition Version 2003". I wasn't
>> >> >> aware
>> >> >> there were two separate distinct versions of Windows XP x64?
>> >> >>
>> >> >> *Further, if I selected "Windows XP Professional 64-Bit Edition", I
>> >> >> can
>> >> >> choose between the gold or SP1 version. I wasn't aware there was a
>> >> >> Service
>> >> >> Pack available for Windows x64, and searching for additional
>> >> >> information
>> >> >> turned up nothing?
>> >> >>
>> >> >> *Finally, when comparing the three different versions of 64-Bit
>> >> >> (Windows
>> >> >> XP
>> >> >> Professional 64-Bit Edition Gold + Windows XP Professional 64-Bit
>> >> >> Edition
>> >> >> SP1 + Windows XP Professional 64-Bit Edition Version 2003 Gold
>> >> >> (There
>> >> >> is
>> >> >> no
>> >> >> SP1 for the Version 2003 Edition), I noticed the security updates
>> >> >> seemed
>> >> >> to
>> >> >> be the opposite of what one would expect (This is when "redundant"
>> >> >> updates
>> >> >> are selected not to be shown, but updates of every severity are
>> >> >> shown):
>> >> >> Windows XP Professional 64-Bit Edition Gold: 40 Updates
>> >> >> Windows XP Professional 64-Bit Edition SP1: 41 Updates
>> >> >> Windows XP Professional 64-Bit Edition Version 2003: 62
>> >> >> Updates
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Last, there appears to be a mistake in the download center, in that
>> >> >> versions
>> >> >> of Windows Server 2003 are listed in the Service Pack selection
>> >> >> dialog
>> >> >> when
>> >> >> versions of XP x64 are selected, despite being two separate OS's.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Apologies if I am being dense, but I find this somewhat ambiguous
>> >> >> and
>> >> >> confusing.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Yours sincerely,
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Edward Adart



wpbpatfl 08-07-2008 03:50 PM

Re: Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Version Confusion
 
I just bought a Canon FaxPhone L-170 and can't install the software because
Canon has no driver for XP Professional x64. Does anyone know of a generic
driver I can install so that I can use this machine as a printer? -- Pat

Charlie Russel - MVP 08-07-2008 06:20 PM

Re: Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Version Confusion
 
I don't know the model, but take a look at what the basic capabilities of
the printer are. Does it have, for example, a PCL5 engine? As long as the
printer doesn't use "host based printing" or something equivalent (where all
the smarts are running in their custom software, instead of on the printer
itself), you should be able to find a model that's close enough to work as a
printer. I'd start by looking at any Canon models that are supported, and
see if any are similar enough to be useful.

--
Charlie.
http://msmvps.com/blogs/xperts64
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/charlie.russel


"wpbpatfl" <wpbpatfl@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:6165368A-ABF7-4D28-8FF2-67974FF4812B@microsoft.com...
>I just bought a Canon FaxPhone L-170 and can't install the software because
> Canon has no driver for XP Professional x64. Does anyone know of a
> generic
> driver I can install so that I can use this machine as a printer? -- Pat



Hery 12-13-2008 02:15 PM

Re: Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Version Confusion
 
Actually what is the advantages if i'm using windows 64 edition on the 64bit
hardware. I have 64bit hardware and i;m installing windows 32bit edition. and
it's work normally. So there are a big differen between them???


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