Thursday, June 07, 2007

How to update from 32-bit Windows XP to 64-bit Windows Vista

What to do if you have a 64bit CPU and haven't got your hands (unlike me) on Windows XP X64 but you want to update it to Windows Vista X64 anyway?

Well, worry not, because it's really indeed possible!
I have found the manual of how to do it at this place.


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2 comments:

aurora_starfire said...

Hiiii.
It's been a while since I've been here!

A friend of mine says she hates Windows Vista because none of her old applications will work anymore.
I still have XP. I'm happy with it. :0)

Nafcom said...

@aurora_starfire:

Hiii! =)

That's actually craptalk, sorry.
Many applications will still work, except system near software like virusscanners and firewalls. However there are now a lot of free possibilites. I have written about them here: list of Vista X64 apps.

Also many games have yet a problem which is not fault of Vista but Nvidia and ATI with their graphics card drivers.

Reason is that Vista has a new WDDM and they didn't keep up with that one yet. ATI has better (final!) drivers that get updated every 4 weeks while NVidia still has only Beta drivers at current and they release a new version weekly.

The higher the version number, the more games are supported. Also notice that the game performance on Vista is worse compared to XP for the same reason.