Solved Winows XP x64... is it worth it?

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Nick

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I have a Dell Precision M90 with Windows XP and Windows 7 on it, and they're both x86. I'm considering upgrading my Windows 7 to x64 because the Core2 Duo T7600 has a 64-bit architecture, but I don't know if I want to upgrade to Windows XP Pro x64 because the WEPOS registry hack doesn't work on it, it seems like it was less supported during its lifetime than x86 XP, and I don't know how easy it'd be to get a Windows XP x64 product key nowadays. My machine only supports a maximum of 4gb of RAM, so would it be worth it to upgrade Windows 7 and XP to the x64 variants? Thanks...
 

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Hello Nick

I have an AMD 64 pc. It used to have win 7 x86 on it, so one day i thought i would put win 7 64 in it. The conclusion is, since it doesn't support more than 4 gigs of ram,it runs about the same anyway. I never had a xp 64 on any of my pc's,but then as now unless you have more memory the XP 64 would just run about the same.
 

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Yeah I just read this: https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/32-bit-64-bit-operating-systems/ It's really pointless to install x64 OS's on a machine that is limited to 4gb of RAM... I wonder why Dell put a 64-bit processor in a motherboard that is limited to 4gb of RAM? They also shipped out some systems with Windows XP x64 in the later years of the Precision M90... doesn't really make sense to me lol
 

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Have you thought about trying Linux?

Linux Mint is the closest to windows I have found that I like the best and you can run it for the USB and or DVD before you install. Plus it is free.
 

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Have you thought about trying Linux?
Linux Mint is the closest to windows I have found that I like the best and you can run it for the USB and or DVD before you install. Plus it is free.
Thanks, Rustys! Linux is easy for me when I want to get an OS going quickly on a computer, but I'm more or less a diehard Windows fanboy and I have pretty much all of the ISO DVDs. I just have a lack of product keys to go with those ISOs... This conversation is drifting away from the original topic (which is answered) so I'm gonna mark this as solved.
 
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