windows xp 64bit edition vs vista 64bit

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by JVC, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. JVC

    JVC [H]ard|Gawd

    Oct 24, 2004
    what do you guys think, anybody have gone from vista x64 to xp 64? it seems like a logical thing to do since vista x64 still have bugs. at least i can address my 8gb of ram. would you or have you done it?
  2. defuseme2k

    defuseme2k [H]ard|Gawd

    Oct 7, 2004
    I think I read your post backward. I thought you were asking if anyone had upgraded from XP x64 to Vista X64. Which I have done, although I differ from you -- I haven't had any issues.
  3. Mithent

    Mithent [H]ard|Gawd

    Dec 19, 2007
    I'm not sure why it would be a good idea to move from Vista x64 to XP x64; are you experiencing specific "bugs" or is it more Vista's bad reputation?
  4. DeaconFrost

    DeaconFrost [H]ardForum Junkie

    Sep 6, 2007
    You could always start looking for SP2 for Vista? I actually have more issues and compatibility problems with XP x64 than I do with Vista x64.
  5. SuperSubZero

    SuperSubZero 2[H]4U

    Nov 21, 2000
    I did this, I went from Vista x64 to XP64 on my old laptop. The reasons involved my general lack of need for Vista, and I didn't have the RAM or disk space to have this big OS installed. Luckily I found drivers for everything, though it was an old Dell without all that much stuff.

    When I replaced it with a Sager 5793 I tried to keep XP64, but I never found working drivers for a couple of the devices, and it has a bigger hard drive and more RAM, and a 8800M GTX that was fully capable of DX10, so I went back to Vista x64 and I am happy with it for the most part.

    There is a range of 64-bit machines that might not be quite strong enough for Vista x64 but have no reason to be running XP32. My old Dell fell into that category.