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Best current version XP-64? Service Pack 2B?

by patenter123 / November 27, 2011 10:56 PM PST

What is the best 64 bit version of XP that is available? I found a "service pack 2B version on Amazon, but we all know that XP-32 went through SP3.
I'm asking, because when I tried to install XP-SP3, from an old disc, onto new 64-bit hardware, it became aggressivel yunstable. So, I'm willing to give XP-64 a try, but I want the latest version.

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Please don't.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 28, 2011 4:25 AM PST

If you recall the year 2000 and XP-64 this OS was for machines that specifically supported this OS. The maker would go through great pains to get it working and supply all the drivers. Today this could upset the average user that didn' know this.

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Stick to Windows 7
by anchor79 / November 29, 2011 12:23 PM PST

I would just get a copy of Windows 7 64 bit.

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Well, apart from
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 29, 2011 7:39 PM PST
In reply to: Stick to Windows 7

not being relevant to the topic, I would never anyway recommend getting a 'copy' of Windows 7. Besides being pirated with activation issues, you never know what these pirated versions contain.


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