Results 1 to 16 of 16

Thread: When is 64 bit windows due?

  1. #1
    Illegal Alien wedge22's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Vancouver
    Posts
    1,947
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    • wedge22's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS H87i PLUS
      • CPU:
      • 4770k
      • Memory:
      • 2x4GB Crucial Ballistix DDR3
      • Storage:
      • OCZ 240GB SSD and Seagate 3TB HDD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • PNY GTX 780 OC
      • PSU:
      • Silverstone SFX 450G
      • Case:
      • Fractal Node 304
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 8.1
      • Monitor(s):
      • Yamakasi 27" IPS and 1080p 100" Projector
      • Internet:
      • 50MB

    When is 64 bit windows due?

    I am planning on getting an AMD 64 bit cpu so I was wondering when the 64 bit version of windows is out?
    Main Rig: i2600k@4.3Ghz/ASUS P8P67 PRO/MSi GTX580/16GB Mushkin/HAF X/Noctua NH-D14

  2. #2
    Resident abit mourner BUFF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Sunny Glasgow
    Posts
    8,067
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked
    181 times in 171 posts
    Supposedly Q3 of this year....
    Mind you an AMD64 works very nicely on 32 bit too.

  3. #3
    But Why's It So Cold?. jon bda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    On The Way To Uppsala
    Posts
    2,808
    Thanks
    46
    Thanked
    132 times in 85 posts
    • jon bda's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Abit IP35 Pro
      • CPU:
      • Q6600 G0
      • Memory:
      • 8gb Kingston HyperX
      • Storage:
      • 250gb (Boot) 4x 500gb (Storage)
      • Graphics card(s):
      • ASUS HD5770 1gb
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX620
      • Case:
      • Lian Li V1010
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Samsung SyncMaster 204BW
      • Internet:
      • Plusnet ADSL

    Smile

    You can download a trial version which lasts for a year...


    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/6...ds/upgrade.asp

  4. #4
    HEXUS webmaster Steve's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Bristol
    Posts
    14,269
    Thanks
    286
    Thanked
    829 times in 469 posts
    • Steve's system
      • CPU:
      • Intel i3-350M 2.27GHz
      • Memory:
      • 8GiB Crucial DDR3
      • Storage:
      • 320GB HDD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Intel HD3000
      • Operating System:
      • Ubuntu 11.10
    Any idea on price? I get the feeling it'll be more than XP Pro.
    PHP Code:
    $s = new signature();
    $s->sarcasm()->intellect()->font('Courier New')->display(); 

  5. #5
    Sublime HEXUS.net
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    The Void.. Floating
    Posts
    11,819
    Thanks
    213
    Thanked
    233 times in 160 posts
    • Stoo's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Mac Pro
      • CPU:
      • 2*Xeon 5450 @ 2.8GHz, 12MB Cache
      • Memory:
      • 32GB 1600MHz FBDIMM
      • Storage:
      • ~ 2.5TB + 4TB external array
      • Graphics card(s):
      • ATI Radeon HD 4870
      • Case:
      • Mac Pro
      • Operating System:
      • OS X 10.7
      • Monitor(s):
      • 24" Samsung 244T Black
      • Internet:
      • Zen Max Pro
    We could start a sweepstake along with HL2, Doom3 and dare I say it.. Duke Nukem forever?
    (\__/)
    (='.'=)
    (")_(")

  6. #6
    Flak Monkey! Dorza's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    UK - South Wales
    Posts
    1,762
    Thanks
    34
    Thanked
    17 times in 15 posts
    • Dorza's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P5B Deluxe - WiFi
      • CPU:
      • Q6600 @ 3.06Ghz
      • Memory:
      • 2GB Crucial
      • Storage:
      • 500GB Samsung SpinPoint
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Geforce 9600GT
      • PSU:
      • Cosair HX520W
      • Case:
      • LianLi something something or other
      • Monitor(s):
      • Eizo FlexScan S1910 (1280*1024)
      • Internet:
      • 2mb Virgin (when they want to give me that: else 1mb)
    Quote Originally Posted by Kez
    Any idea on price? I get the feeling it'll be more than XP Pro.
    It wouldnt suprise me Kez, tho i have no idea. I wouldnt be suprised if MS will make use of the fact that its an all singing all danceing (in their eyes) 64-bit version.

  7. #7
    Banned Jimmy Little's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Southampton
    Posts
    2,517
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    how much faster will the 64bit run? with a 64bit cpu?

  8. #8
    Real Ultimate Power! Grey M@a's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Newcastle
    Posts
    4,625
    Thanks
    52
    Thanked
    156 times in 139 posts
    • Grey M@a's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte Z97X Gaming 7
      • CPU:
      • i7 4790K (With H100i cooling)
      • Memory:
      • Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB DDR3 (2 x 8GB)
      • Storage:
      • Samsung 840 Pro 128GB SSD, 1TB Cavier Black WD HD, 4TB Cavier Black WD HD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • MSI R9 390X Gaming Edition 8GB
      • PSU:
      • SuperFlower Leadex GOLD 850W Fully Modular
      • Case:
      • Corsair 650D
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 8.1 Pro x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • 24" LG 24GM77-B 144Hz
      • Internet:
      • 100MB Virgin Media Cable
    well the price will no doubt be through the roof, but check ebay I managed to get a fully boxed Win XP Pro still sealed for £30 when you watch the right auctions you can pick up some right old bargins. I would expect a £250 - £300 price tag off the shelf.

  9. #9
    Banned Jimmy Little's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Southampton
    Posts
    2,517
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    you gotta watch it on fleebay... lots of fake and nicked copies... compaines buy say 20 pc's with xp installed and then the IT guys sells the unopened OEM copies of xp... loads on ebay...loads!

  10. #10
    Real Ultimate Power! Grey M@a's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Newcastle
    Posts
    4,625
    Thanks
    52
    Thanked
    156 times in 139 posts
    • Grey M@a's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte Z97X Gaming 7
      • CPU:
      • i7 4790K (With H100i cooling)
      • Memory:
      • Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB DDR3 (2 x 8GB)
      • Storage:
      • Samsung 840 Pro 128GB SSD, 1TB Cavier Black WD HD, 4TB Cavier Black WD HD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • MSI R9 390X Gaming Edition 8GB
      • PSU:
      • SuperFlower Leadex GOLD 850W Fully Modular
      • Case:
      • Corsair 650D
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 8.1 Pro x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • 24" LG 24GM77-B 144Hz
      • Internet:
      • 100MB Virgin Media Cable
    Yeah I know I emailed and asked for piccies of it and when it arrived it was indeed a full copy not OEM

  11. #11
    Banned Jimmy Little's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Southampton
    Posts
    2,517
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by wedge22
    I am planning on getting an AMD 64 bit cpu so I was wondering when the 64 bit version of windows is out?

    wedge are you 'wedge' as in the guy that uses ocuk forums and makes sigs?

  12. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    377
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    Do yrself a favour and use Linux if you have a 64 bit rig.

    At least for now, even if you do switch to window$ when the new one comes out

    /me bets it'll be slower than 32bit windows

  13. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    268
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    I remember reading soemwhere that MS are not gonna make a big song and dance about Windows XP 64bit Extended Edition. In fact only going to release it on OEM ?

  14. #14
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    377
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    they're probably saving all the PR for longhorn then. I assume that'll have 64 bit out of the box... or would they write a 32 bit version too?

  15. #15
    Flak Monkey! Dorza's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    UK - South Wales
    Posts
    1,762
    Thanks
    34
    Thanked
    17 times in 15 posts
    • Dorza's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P5B Deluxe - WiFi
      • CPU:
      • Q6600 @ 3.06Ghz
      • Memory:
      • 2GB Crucial
      • Storage:
      • 500GB Samsung SpinPoint
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Geforce 9600GT
      • PSU:
      • Cosair HX520W
      • Case:
      • LianLi something something or other
      • Monitor(s):
      • Eizo FlexScan S1910 (1280*1024)
      • Internet:
      • 2mb Virgin (when they want to give me that: else 1mb)
    The only reason MS would release a 64-Bit only version of LH is to drive the 64-Bit market forward. It could be risky if they do actualy do this because practicly every one would need to buy a 64-bit computer just to run it. This could p alot of people off. So they will probably release a 32-bit system. People have had preview editions of it running on 32-bit systems anway.

  16. #16
    Agent of the System ikonia's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    South West UK (Bath)
    Posts
    3,734
    Thanks
    39
    Thanked
    75 times in 56 posts
    My college has Longhorn at the moment (he works for Microsoft) and I must say it simpley appears to be XP - some new themes, and the possablity of more tool bars (and a minimal desktop)

    the 64 bit support is very poor at the moment, and while I appriciate long horn is still very early in and these are development issues he's working it doesn't really seem a step forward.
    It is Inevitable.....


Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 63
    Last Post: 14-11-2011, 09:17 AM
  2. Windows Security Update CD
    By XTR in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 19-02-2004, 11:16 AM
  3. Windows XP Email?
    By joshwa in forum Software
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 18-01-2004, 09:38 AM
  4. Windows Update flaw 'left PCs open' to MSBlast
    By Bunjiweb in forum Software
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 19-08-2003, 02:44 PM
  5. 'Critical' flaw found in Windows
    By Basher in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 25-07-2003, 04:49 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •