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Old 12-19-2006, 09:55 PM   #1
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Hi, I got Vista RC1 from microsoft and have both x64 and x86 editions of Vista RC1. I currently have the 32 bit edition installed. I am considering installing the 64bit edition. Will it cause complications like causing games not too work? Or will it run slower? My specs are bellow. Thanks
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should'nt cause ne complications with games. and if any speed difference is noticed, you should be going faster (atleast when i ran 64 bit and went down to 32, my speed decreased).
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Old 12-19-2006, 10:24 PM   #3
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Default Re: 64bit RC1 complications?

Ok, cool. One thing I saw when I installed BF2142 it said, "this game has only been tested on a 32bit system." Also do I need to format to install a 64 bit edition, or can I just install it?
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How do I go about installing? And does anyone have a system similar to mine? How does 64 bit run on yours?
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64 bit works fine no slowdowns. some problems with drivers though.
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Old 12-19-2006, 11:44 PM   #6
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So, would I need entirly new drivers for all my stuff. I couldnt even find any good drivers for my graphics card anyway. With vista its hard to find them. So how do I install this OS without formatting?
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Old 12-20-2006, 07:40 AM   #7
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Anyone?
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Old 12-20-2006, 07:46 AM   #8
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Hey! That's my saying!

You install it over, that's simple. It will ask to delete Windows, and it's gone.
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Default Re: 64bit RC1 complications?

Says "setup can not run on this version of the Operating system. To install Windows please try booting from the install media. Wouldn't that include partitioning and all that?
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Old 12-20-2006, 11:25 AM   #10
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You need to boot from the CD.
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Old 12-20-2006, 06:59 PM   #11
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Default Re: 64bit RC1 complications?

Ok, when I do that, it doesnt give me the option to upgrade windows. Only to delete and partition a drive. I have 110gbs left on my drive. Can I cut like 20gbs off for windows on a sepereate partition? And how do I do this?
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I think Partition Magic is the only way to do that
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Default Re: 64bit RC1 complications?

There is no other way, because I cant install this OS without deleting all my files. And I dont want to do that.
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Old 12-20-2006, 07:38 PM   #14
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That's the only way to resise a partition. Partition Magic does that.
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Default Re: 64bit RC1 complications?

Well, I'll have to do that. Oh well, I should get like a 36gb 15000 RPM drive and put it on there. LOL, computer doesnt have that SCSI or whatever it needs to use one of those drives. What else does the 64 bit edition have?
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Old 12-20-2006, 07:48 PM   #16
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TBH, The x64 is just XP Pro, written for X64.

As fordrives, I mean c;mon. Be reasonable. You don't technically need another drive. If you really want to, the cheap SATA300 80 giggers are a good path.
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haha, I was joking about the 15000RPM drives, I'll try partition magic, its got a free trial.
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I dont know how to use partition magic, its kind of complicated, but I'll let you know if I get the problem solved. 20gb should be a large enough partition size for Vista correct?
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Old 12-21-2006, 08:25 AM   #19
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True, but it's limit. I'd get 30. After, the rest can be for the x64.
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Default Re: 64bit RC1 complications?

I dont have XP on my computer at all. I have vista 32bit edition now, and want the 64 bit edition. I have a 250gb HD and 118gbs are used 114gbs are left, it wasnt a full 250gbs, but thats the way it goes. I want to put Vista x64 on a different partition so I dont have to delete all my files to install it, and it will be easier to install the full VISTA when it comes out.
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