XP 64bit and Vista 64bit questions

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Charles Chambers, Feb 19, 2007.

  1. I've got one computer to migrate to Vista Business 32-bit and one to migrate
    to either XP Pro 64-bit or Vista Business 64-bit, but the questions involve
    both platforms. One computer is a 32-bit computer running XPPro, with it's
    printers shared out to a (second) 64-bit computer running XP Home 32-bit at
    the moment. The first is upgrading to Vista Business 32-bit, and the second
    one is going to upgrade to either XP Pro 64-bit or Vista Business 64-bit.

    Will the computer ending up at Vista Business 32-bit have issues after the
    upgrade sharing printer drivers with the 64-bit computer, or do I need to do
    separate driver installations for both printers (assuming I get printer
    drivers for Vista Business and XPPro 64-bit for both printers)? I would
    assume that printer drivers if both machines end up at Vista Business will
    be simpler.

    What wireless cards are available that run under Vista Business or Vista
    Business 64-bit? What wireless cards are available that run under XP Pro
    64-bit?

    Will the 64-bit machine show any performance improvement in running Doom 3
    and Quake 4 <g>? It comes with 2 gigs of RAM and a 512-meg ATI Radeon X1300
    card in an AGP slot, and ATI just released 64-bit drivers for the card. The
    motheboard manufacturer has also just released 64-bit drivers for XP Pro and
    for Vista.
     
    Charles Chambers, Feb 19, 2007
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  2. You will need both 32-bit and 64-bit drivers for every device on your
    system.

    32-bit software will run in an emulation layer when running on a 64-bit
    system, so I doubt you will see performance increases. Same to decreased
    performance is the most likely outcome.

    Can't answer your other questions - check out the models of cards you're
    interested in and see if they offer Vista drivers or not.

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    Richard G. Harper, Feb 19, 2007
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  3. Charles Chambers

    S.SubZero Guest

    Unless those games have 64-bit versions, it's unlikely you'd see any
    performance gain.
     
    S.SubZero, Feb 20, 2007
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