Any benefits of upgrading XP 32 Bit to 64 Bit

June 10, 2010 at 16:49:34
Specs: Windows XP pro
is it worth upgrading to a 64 bit operating system from a 32 bit windows i have a 64 bit processor and 4 gigs of ram am i going to see a differance with everyday surfing the net

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#1
June 10, 2010 at 17:41:46
Short answer: No

A 64 bit OS can be a big win for some types of applications, such as database applications, video editing, 3D modeling, etc. But for light duty like web browsing you won't see any real advantages. You would have the downsides of a 64 bit OS such as more limited application and driver compatibility.


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#3
June 10, 2010 at 18:47:01
I can't think of any reason a person with 4 gig or less would consider 64 bit OS.

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#4
June 11, 2010 at 10:43:08
When you eventually replace your computer and you will be going with Windows 7 (or 8...), then go with the 64bit OS since they will run 32bit programs just as well as 64bit but mainly for the future when there will be more programs written to take advantage of a 64bit OS (and multi cores as well). For now, with XP, not worth it.

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#5
June 11, 2010 at 13:12:52
Also with the 64 bit you may loose some old 16 bit programs.

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