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    Microsoft claims a consumer 'shift' to 64-bit Vista, but where are the drivers?

    A big "shift" is now on to 64-bit Windows Vista PCs, even among consumers, according to Microsoft product manager Chris Flores. But he acknowledges that, even now, few if any 64-drivers are available for some categories of consumer products, including DVD/RW devices.

    "The installed base of 64-bit Windows Vista PCs, as a percentage of all Windows Vista systems, has more than tripled in the US in the last three months, while worldwide adoption has more than doubled during the same period," Flores contended, late on Wednesday.

    Microsoft's newly minted claims of tripled 64-bit adoption over the past three months are based on download figures from Windows Update. "Another view shows that 20% of new Windows Vista PCs in the U.S. connecting to Windows Update were 64-bit PCs, up from just 3% in March."
    Microsoft claims a consumer 'shift' to 64-bit Vista, but where are the drivers?


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    "20% of new Windows Vista PCs in the U.S. connecting to Windows Update were 64-bit PCs...."

    LOL 20% of their customers are 64bits based & they dont even have any decent updates available for their security updates,IMO this is LAME to be happening !!
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    "Another view shows that 20% of new Windows Vista PCs in the U.S. connecting to Windows Update were 64-bit PCs, up from just 3% in March."
    Ok this is what I don't understand are the pc where they're talking about 64-bits computers with 64bit Windows vista operation system or do they just mean 64-bit computers with windows vista OS that is 32-bit or 64-bit?
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    I think they mean PC with Vista x64, because I really don't think only 20% of all vista users have a 64-Bit PC.

    At the time vista was released 64-Bit CPUs were already standard.



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    Quote Originally Posted by shoulder View Post
    I think they mean PC with Vista x64, because I really don't think only 20% of all vista users have a 64-Bit PC.
    yea, I thought the same, but I didn't know it for sure, because I got a 64-bit pc with a 32 bit OS on it and I don't have problems with drivers and that sort of things.

    If you really want to run a good 64-bit OS run Linux(Ubuntu)

    Note: 64-bit is only usefull when you got more then 3,5GB of ram
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    Quote Originally Posted by Logitech View Post
    Note: 64-bit is only usefull when you got more then 3,5GB of ram
    yeah thats right,a x64 OS is a RAM hog sucking all ur PC's energy good for IT developers
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    No not that 64bit is ram sucking.
    It's some 32bit programs are not compatible with 64bit and that 32bit OS doesn't support a ram higher then 3,5GB.

    So if you have less then 3,5GB ram is smarter to stick with a 32-bit OS
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    MS didn't even re-code their NTVDM to be able to support 16bit applications in 64bit processors (unlike what most people think, it's not that these can't run 16b applications, but that Microsoft didn't adapt their virtual DOS machine)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Logitech
    No not that 64bit is ram sucking.
    The memory management uses more RAM than on a 32-Bit OS.
    Usage of RAM in percent:
    64-Bit OS with 4GB RAM ~ 32-Bit OS with 3,5GB RAM

    You still profit by special 64-Bit application software which runs faster than there 32-Bit pendant, but you don't have "more RAM" to use if you have not at least 5GB, better 6GB, RAM
    Quote Originally Posted by Logitech
    32bit OS doesn't support a ram higher then 3,5GB.
    That's no exactly right.
    A 32-Bit Desktop OS can handle a total of 4GB RAM which includes VRAM.



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    lol that what I meant exactly,thanks shoulder for details
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