Windows Vista 64 Bit

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  • 1. Big problem with windows 64bit install-please help
    Hi and thanks for taking the time to look at my plea for help. My problems all started when one morning I went to start up my computer running Windows XP Pro 64 bit, and all it did was to get as far as the screen where the bar goes back and forth and then re-boot without going any further. Checked on the web for various ways's to try and sort this problem out but did not manage to solve the problem. At this point I decided to just re-install Windows, and guess what it got so far and started to do the same thing loop. So I decided to back up as much as I could to my second hard drive but due to it smaller capacity was only able to do so much. The software I used to do this was Paragn Drive Back and the program was run form within a dos environment. All went well and the plan was to start the windows install again only this time to re-format the offending hard drive. Now what happens is the windows install CD says that there is no drive available to install it on. I have checked this out by running the repair option" R" and am able to see a C: drive with all my folders, files and a windows folder. Can anybody help me to get my system up and running again? Thank you Tony
  • 2. Affinity
    Anyone know why the affinity (at least with my workload) over assigns the tasks to core 1 to the point where it will make applications hang while core 0 has a small workload. Every day I have to go thru about 8 tasks and reset the affinity to core 0 and it works great the rest of the day. Any way to set it permanently as this is a pain each morning.
  • 3. Vista RC1 Product Key - anyone remember?
    I had the 64bit installed - it has since been removed, have the key written down safely. Now I found reason and space to try out the 32bit (different machine) can I use the same key now? The machine where the ISO's are stored (and the e-mails with the keys) is not currently in use. Moreover, the 32bit may be a coaster, may have to try the Beta2, but I only have the one key at hand - can it be reused for this purpose? I vaguely remember those keys remaining the same through the Beta versions - is that correct? As a sidenote, I do have TechNet's Download offers available are they still living and functional? TIA! Tony. . .

Windows Vista 64 Bit

Postby Kulgan » Wed, 17 Jan 2007 22:34:51 GMT

Hi All

Up until now I have been running 32 bit WinXP on all my PCs (even
though they all have 64 bit AMD processors). I am considering upgrading
one as a test to the 64 bit version of Vista. Are there any good
websites out there that document using a 64 bit version of XP / Vista?
I am looking for information on the gotchas and problems I am likely to

My PCs get used pretty hard for:

   .NET Software Development
   Java software development
   MS Office
   Video editing and DVD authoring
   Email and web browsing
   Copying CDs into Realplayer / iTunes and then on to my iPod

Has anyone got any advice / good web site recommendations?



Re: Windows Vista 64 Bit

Postby Aaron Kelley » Wed, 17 Jan 2007 22:44:37 GMT

Charlie's "Is Windows XP x64 Right For Me?" paper is a good place to start. 
A lot of the issues still apply to Vista x64.

 - Aaron

Re: Windows Vista 64 Bit

Postby Kulgan » Wed, 17 Jan 2007 22:49:34 GMT



Re: Windows Vista 64 Bit

Postby Charlie Russel - MVP » Thu, 18 Jan 2007 03:08:00 GMT

In addition to the whitepaper, which is a good starting point, keep in mind 
that with the upcoming retail availability of Vista x64, we all hope and 
expect the driver situation to improve fairly quickly. The other thing to 
keep in mind when reading that paper is that it was written for XP x64. 
Vista x64 has some definite advantages over XP x64 in that it is full 
feature parity.


Re: Windows Vista 64 Bit

Postby John Barnes » Thu, 18 Jan 2007 03:30:22 GMT

Keep in mind that XP64 allowed unsigned drivers and Vista64 requires signed 
drivers.  This MAY require that you replace programs for Vista64 that worked 
on XP64.  Roxio EMC 8 works on XP not on Vista64, you need EMC9.  So you 
need to buy the replacement if you have EMC8.  Same scenario also goes for 
other programs.  Then again, some of my hardware that didn't have drivers 
for XP64, have drivers for Vista64.

Re: Windows Vista 64 Bit

Postby Benjamin Gawert » Fri, 19 Jan 2007 02:46:38 GMT

* Kulgan:

Forget iTunes with any x64 Windows. The last iTunes version that worked 
was 6.0.4 (which lacks lots of features and has some security holes), 
newer versions simply don't work on XP x64 or Vista x64 any more..

My advice is: if you don't have more than 4GB or memory an/or no native 
64bit applications then just stay with 32bit Windows. Makes life much 


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