Re: Running Everyday on x64-bit Windows

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by Nicholas D. Ford, May 10, 2005.

  1. HP Should have an upgrade available....they have said that they support
    XP x64 on the business workstations so email them and ask....

    *Note that they DO NOT support XP x64 on consumer products (i.e. the
    pavilion's)!!

    Andre Da Costa wrote:
    > Last week I got an HP xw9300 workstation equipped with two 2GHz Opteron
    > processors, the same type of system most of the Windows kernel team uses.
    > The system came with 32-bit Windows XP preinstalled, but I decided to buy
    > into all the 64-bit hype coming out of Microsoft’s Winhec conference and so
    > I scratched the HP image, reformatted the disk, and installed Windows XP
    > 64-bit Edition. Is Windows ready for 64-bit full-time? After a week of
    > development, writing, and experimenting I’m ready for a preliminary report.
    >
    > The first issue I ran into was lack of built-in driver support for the
    > network adapter and video card. This was easily remedied, though, with a
    > quick trip to Nvidia's web site to download their 64-bit motherboard and
    > video drivers.
    >
    > After getting Windows running I spent the first few hours with the system
    > installing applications and tools. The installations went smoothly for just
    > about everything except for one application that I’ve come to rely on: MSN
    > Desktop Search (MDS). It’s especially ironic that MDS won’t run on 64-bit
    > Windows given that it’s a high-profile application from the company that’s
    > trumpeting the official arrival of 64-bit computing and telling device
    > manufacturers that if they don’t have 64-bit drivers they’re already behind
    > the times. What’s even more ironic about MDS’ lack of 64-bit support is the
    > way that its installation fails:
    >
    > Read the rest here:
    > http://www.sysinternals.com/blog/2005/05/running-everyday-on-64-bit-windows.html
    >
    Nicholas D. Ford, May 10, 2005
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