Posted on 2005-04-23 12:13:53 by drhowarddrfine
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Your order for the Microsoft Windows x64 Technology Advancement has shipped!


Yay :)
Posted on 2005-07-21 11:49:14 by SpooK
"Free" upgrade, thru 31 July 2005

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/64bit/upgrade/default.mspx

farrier
Posted on 2005-07-21 21:41:08 by farrier

"Free" upgrade, thru 31 July 2005

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/64bit/upgrade/default.mspx

farrier



Yep, that is what I ordered mine from.
Posted on 2005-07-22 17:20:33 by SpooK
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition requires a "clean installation," meaning the contents of your hard drive will be erased during the installation.


I'll skip, let me know if it's worth the trouble. :)
Posted on 2005-07-22 17:49:10 by JimmyClif
Jimmy, the base windows install will be a bit larger because of the 64 bit code. You'll get the immediate advantage of being based on win2003 code plus the majority of the system running in 64bit mode.

As a concrete example, in World of Warcraft, the process of flying to IronForge became somewhat less of a burden :)

Performance will vary a bit, but should mostly be a tiny for the better in 64bit mode. We won't get the superior advantages before the important apps are converted; I bet things like PhotoShop will be a bit more comfortable (better memory model, severeal more general purpose registers), though.

But it's a brave new world :)
Posted on 2005-07-22 18:11:27 by f0dder
First post from Windows Professional x64 Edition :)
Posted on 2005-08-02 14:17:32 by SpooK
SpooK,

How do you like it so far?  What kind of system did you load it on, notebook, desktop, ... ?

Are there any anti-virus solutions for 64 yet?  I looked and couldn't find any.  When mine comes, I'll use it for research/play at first and not general use, (internet)

Thanks,

farrier
Posted on 2005-08-03 02:36:04 by farrier
I have a desktop, Athlon 64 3400+, 1GB RAM, GeForce 6600GT, Audigy 2. I have 64-bit drivers for the CPU, GeForce 6600GT, and the Audigy 2 working just fine.

I have noticed a huge difference in loading times. Steam (counter-strike source) used to take 3 minutes to load up (first time server connection) on my computer, now it takes about 10 seconds.

I don't like the fact that it doesn't implement 32-bit program context menus (i.e. winace/gvim right-click).

Avast has a free anti-virus solution that works just fine for xp 64.

It also comes with 32-bit and 64-bit versions of IE, but I still use Firefox/Thunderbird.

Other than the loading times, not much will be different for non 64-bit applications.
Posted on 2005-08-04 00:06:28 by SpooK
Thanks!

farrier
Posted on 2005-08-04 00:15:30 by farrier

I have 64-bit drivers for the CPU, GeForce 6600GT, and the Audigy 2 working just fine.

Creative sucks :( - no drivers for Audigy 1.


Other than the loading times, not much will be different for non 64-bit applications.

Theoretically, 32bit applications that spend a lot of time in system code (DirectX, OpenGL, GDI comes to mind) should be able to get a speed boost, depending on how much work is done by drivers and how much work is done by your GPU.
Posted on 2005-08-04 06:30:40 by f0dder
Creative released a unified driver for all Audigy series cards for Windows XP 64-bit on July 27th. There is support for the Audigy 1.
Posted on 2005-08-05 02:37:30 by SpooK
Aha!

Then it's their poor web site structure that is to blame - guess I'll try searching for the driver with google instead of using their own site ;)
Posted on 2005-08-05 04:15:48 by f0dder
:(


Microsoft? Windows? XP Professional x64 Edition Technology Advancement Program

Thank you for your interest.  We are no longer taking orders for the Technology Advancement Software Kits.  This promotion ended at 11:59PM on July 31, 2005.

If you have already placed an order, you may still check your order status by clicking on the order status link.
Posted on 2005-08-05 10:18:22 by QvasiModo

Aha!

Then it's their poor web site structure that is to blame - guess I'll try searching for the driver with google instead of using their own site ;)


It is under Creative's Support->Downloads->-Continent->Country->Language->Sound Blaster->Audigy->Audigy Section.
Posted on 2005-08-05 15:44:37 by SpooK
QvasiModo,

You can get an OEM version for around US$150. Froogle: Windows XP Pro x64 Edition

Posted on 2005-08-05 15:49:13 by Greg
Well I'll be darned - that certainly wasn't there last I looked :) - *could* have been before July 27 though. Especially considering my post is from 2005-07-23 :)
Posted on 2005-08-05 18:26:42 by f0dder