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    32 or 64 Bit (WinXP Pro)

    How do you know if you have WinXp 32 Bit Edition or 64 Bit Edition?

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    Re: 32 or 64 Bit (WinXP Pro)

    Well, you can't get the 64 bit edition except on new hardware...Itanium workstations at that, so I'd say it's a safe bet that neither you nor anyone you know has it, unless you are friends with some wealthy graphic designers. <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> The AMD64 version of XP has not been released yet. The only other place that I know it's available is to MSDN subscribers.
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    Re: 32 or 64 Bit (WinXP Pro)

    Thats what I thought, but I wasn't sure if it was talking about something else that I didn't know about.

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    Re: 32 or 64 Bit (WinXP Pro)

    I don't expect we'll see it on the desktop soon. The only company that seems to be gunning for 64 bits on the desktop right now is AMD, probably because they bet the ranch on it!
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    Re: 32 or 64 Bit (WinXP Pro)

    Yep your right. I thought maybe there was something about the WinXp Pro Editions being 32 or 64 Bit, that I didn't know about.

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    Re: 32 or 64 Bit (WinXP Pro)

    ""The reason why the PC OEMs weren't there is the price performance of Athlon 64 was not there."

    The main hardware way as Mark said (I don't know nearly as well if someone is shipping it yet)--is that Intel Itanium 2 CPU and the big 64-bit AMD chip on a Mobo--it's twice as big.

    Because Windows XP 64-Bit Edition requires entirely new hardware, there will be no upgrade from 32-bit operating systems to Windows XP 64-Bit Edition. Windows XP 64-Bit Edition will be available through OEMs who offer Itanium-based hardware and available via the Microsoft Developers Network (MSDN).

    294418: Comparison of 32-Bit and 64-Bit Memory Architecture

    AMD's New Chip Poses the 64-Bit Question

    Itanium 2 Processor

    Differences with Windows XP 64-Bit Edition

    Homepage for the 64 Bit Homeboy

    Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Overview

    Developer Resources 64 Bit

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    Re: 32 or 64 Bit (WinXP Pro)

    This link also helps and the official 64 bit question MSKB:

    Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Version 2003 Technical Overview:

    827128: HOW TO: Determine Whether Your Computer Is Running a 32-Bit Version or 64-Bit Version of Windows XP

    "The major differentiator between 32-bit and 64-bit Windows is in memory support. Currently, 32-bit Windows is capable of supporting up to 4 GB of system memory, with up to 2 GB of dedicated memory per process. Windows XP 64-Bit Edition will currently support up to 16 GB of RAM, with the potential to support up to 16 terabytes of virtual memory as hardware capabilities and memory sizes grow.

    Customers will find some feature differences, but overall, 64-bit Windows includes a majority of the features that are included in 32-bit Windows."


    Differences Between 32-Bit and 64-Bit Windows:HOW TO: Determine Whether Your Computer Is Running a 32-Bit Version or 64-Bit Version of Windows XP[/url]

    and I just wonder if John Gray has used this in between the Diet Coke and lemon AM routine:

    Use the Winmsd.exe Tool to Check the System Type:

    [b]Click Start, and then click Run.
    Type winmsd.exe in the Open box, and then click OK.
    Locate System Type in the right pane under Item. Note the value.
    If the value that corresponds to System Type is X86-based PC, the computer is running a 32-bit version of the Windows operating system.
    If the value that corresponds to System Type is Itanium

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    Re: 32 or 64 Bit (WinXP Pro)

    I'm always disappointed when SMBP gives the minimum amount of information possible in his answers to questions! <img src=/S/angel.gif border=0 alt=angel width=15 height=21>
    <font face="Script MT Bold"><font color=blue><big><big>John</big></big></font color=blue></font face=script>

    Ita, esto, quidcumque...

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    Re: 32 or 64 Bit (WinXP Pro)

    The reason I asked is I was downloading something that asked me if I had WinXP 32 or 64 Bit Edition. Well I had never been asked that before and I wasn't sure if there was something I didn't know about my copy of WinXP Pro. Now that I understand that they are talking about my Machine, thats no problem, I know that my Processor is 32 Bit. Just wasn't sure if my WinXp Editition might be 64 Bit compatable or something, cause I never needed to know before. Thanks for the info guys.

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    Re: 32 or 64 Bit (WinXP Pro)

    I understand. I also figured out that since the Beta was recently released for the software, it will be a while and while as a hardware afficianado and gamer you know there are people out there that change video cards and hardware with purely amazing frequency--one of the guys on Tech TV's TSS changes a video card nearly every 3 weeks--the price on this hardware is going to be awfully expensive it would seem to catch fire or any degree of real market penetrance if you start to read the articles.

    Microsoft Unwraps Windows XP 64-Bit Beta Final version of the desktop OS is expected in the first half of 2004

    Press Pass:Microsoft Announces Beta Version of Windows XP 64-Bit Edition For 64-Bit Extended Systems

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