Windows Server 2003 X64 RC2 or SImply XP Professional X64 Edition

Discussion in 'Windows 64 Bit' started by Pascal, Sep 25, 2005.

  1. Pascal

    Pascal Guest

    I built a new Xeon 64 bit system and I am planning to dual Boot it with Xp
    Professional 32 bit.

    The main use of my computer is for Music Applications such as Cakewalk Sonar
    4.03 (5.0 soon to be released) and many 32 samples which I plan to run on the
    X64 system in wow64

    Are there any benefits in installing Windows Server 2003 X64 RC2 instead of
    simply the XP Professional X64 Edition RC2?


    Any insight would be appreciated

    Pascal
     
    Pascal, Sep 25, 2005
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  2. RC2 is no longer supported. You need to use the final, released version of
    the operating system(s). Seriously.
     
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Sep 25, 2005
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  3. Pascal

    Pascal Guest

    Thank you for the response Charlie, but from what I have read, the final
    released version is not being sold retail correct? Only selected vendors
    install it.

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

    Does this ,ean in your reponse you suggest to wait until it becomes availble
    retail?
     
    Pascal, Sep 25, 2005
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  4. Pascal

    Rick Guest

    Windows XP Professional x64 is available OEM with the purchase of a
    non-peripheral piece of hardware. Do a Froogle search for 'ZAT-00007'
    or ZAT-00008' and you will find many retailers on the Web.

    Windows Server 2003 x64 is also available, but I have never looked for
    it and I do not know purchase requirements.
     
    Rick, Sep 25, 2005
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  5. No, it is not (and probably never will be) available as a "retail" package.
    But it is widely available as an OEM version. Check with your favourite
    system builder or any of the many online retailers. Personally, I use
    www.ncix.com, but have also used www.directron.com and several others over
    the years.
     
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Sep 25, 2005
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  6. Actually, now that I think about it, I seem to recall that there is a
    "retail" version of Server 2003. I could be wrong, but worth a check if
    that's appropriate in your environment.
     
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Sep 25, 2005
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