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Lookout....don't upgrade to 64-bit

by jijo272-19929603664454001560331024731446 / May 5, 2005 4:11 AM PDT

According to "Dangers lurk along Windows' 64-bit upgrade.........

According to this eWeek report, PC customers could void their warranties by upgrading to Microsoft's new 64-bit Windows XP.

Does anyone on CNET has more information about this???

Thank you.

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Not news. For example XP Home to XP Pro voided it too.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 5, 2005 4:41 AM PDT

I'd be more concerned about the lacking efforts by ZoneAlarm and Symantec for firewalls and antivirus.

At least we have other choices.


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Re 64-Bit

I was concerned because I'm buying a new Dell and someone told me (attaching info from eWeek) that if I upgraded to 64-bit for $12 I would void my warranty. He said that I could upgrade when Dell said it was ok.

Does that sound reasonable?

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Actually, Dell is shipping with XP64 now.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 5, 2005 5:03 AM PDT
In reply to: Re 64-Bit

You may have to wait another week, but its a done deal.

For most that's the way to go since most will not know how to hunt down drivers, pay up for 64-bit antivirus and so on.


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If it comes with XP x64...
by Yew / May 5, 2005 9:55 AM PDT
In reply to: Re 64-Bit

When you get the system, there's no way it could void the warranty.

But aside from having access to a few extra CPU registers, don't expect much of a speedup for your every day apps. Only programs that use 64-bit variables are likely to see a speed increase, and even then they have to be compiled for a 64-bit OS. Games will likely benefit in a big way... Once developers start providing 64-bit versions. But things like Office won't see a bit of change.

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I have found that not to be true.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 5, 2005 11:26 AM PDT

Virtual Dub for instance uses the 64-bit CPU to its advantage even in XP-32. And the app is ready for XP-64 as you may imagine.


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