WTF?!? Windows XP x64 bit is Windows Server 2003???

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by Guest, May 19, 2006.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I didn't see a relevant thread to my problem so ....
    My pc's spec:
    Windows XP Professional (Single User) 64bit Edition
    AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3700+ 2211.2
    2048.4MB RAM
    2X NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS (SLi'd)
    500GB HDD
    For some reason all programs that access my pc's specs (Windows update,
    Windows Media Player Update, EA Easy info, etc (NOT DXDiag.exe though))
    believe that i am running Microsoft Windows Server 2003 family, Professional
    Service Pack 1 (Build 3790). This means that i cant download the correct
    updates, Win Media 11 and about 100 other Windows products that require XP.
    My copy of XP64 is a fully legit copy (recieved from my university through
    Microsoft's MDSNAA program) and runs as Win XP64 fine. it is not a major
    problem (yet) but it is seriously bugging me.
    Does anyone have any thoughts on the cause of this prob??
    Guest, May 19, 2006
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    Rick Guest

    There is NO problem.

    Win x64 is based on the Server 2003 code and therefore is NOT Win XP as
    you think of it.

    Windows Update does work for Win x64. You have to use the 32-bit
    version of I.E. for the ActiveX to work.

    You should consider doing a little research about Win x64 and you might
    find out more about it.
    Rick, May 19, 2006
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  3. Well, there is no law that says you have to keep Windows XP Pro x64
    installed, if its hampering your workflow, its best you remove it and go
    back to Windows XP x86.

    Windows XP Professional x64 is not Windows Server 2003, its based on the
    Windows Server 2003 SP1 codebase. You can download the correct updates for
    it, by enabling Automatic Updates in Windows.
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    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], May 19, 2006
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    roman modic Guest


    So, can we expect Windows XP x64 SP1 later this year? ;)
    Regards, Roman
    roman modic, May 19, 2006
  5. XP x64 released at SP1. We can expect SP2 when it's ready. ;) But I
    wouldn't be surprised if it were this year.


    Charlie Russel - MVP, May 19, 2006
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    Aaron Kelley Guest

    Windows Server 2003 SP2 is about to enter beta.
    This service pack will also apply to Windows XP Professional x64 edition (as
    (I don't know if you'll actually use the same installer, but they will
    certainly be released simultaneously.)

    - Aaron

    Aaron Kelley, May 19, 2006
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    John Barnes Guest

    My experience was that when it recognised it as Server 2003, it said to go
    to Microsoft Update to update to SP1, and Update already realises it is SP1,
    John Barnes, May 19, 2006
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    - Bobb - Guest

    I just reinstalled my X64 drive yesterday (out for 6 months) and went to
    Windowsupdate. There the updater recognized that I was using the 64 bit
    browser and told me to use the 32 bit Internet Explorer. I did that and
    it worked fine. Did you try using 32 bit IE browser?

    - Bobb -, Jun 12, 2006
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