Re: Where can I get Windows Vista Ultimate 64 bit Media?
I am using Vista64 and have no problems, however I have been using 64-bit
for 2 1/2 years and have bought all my hardware and software with that in
mind. You should make sure you can get the drivers for anything from the
MOBO and peripherals you intend to use. 64-bit drivers are alot more
available for Vista than they have been for XP64. Make sure any programs
you plan to run are also 64-bit compatible. A surprising number aren't, so
check with your vendors ahead of time. As to whether they will all run in
32-bit, install them and see if they do. No one can tell you ahead of time.
Check your Systems and Performance monitor. If you have no major problems
with hardware and software, go for it.
"Nags" <Nags@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>I usually develop bunch of prototypes on my laptop. I instantiate several
> Eclipse instances. I run DB server, J2EE application Server, LDAP server
> other while developing my prototypes. Hence I need larger memory
> Sometime I might need to run 2 instances of J2EE server.
> Do you think I can do all that with 32 bit OS?
> "John Barnes" wrote:
>> Since you have an OEM version you will have to purchase either a retail
>> OEM version from a computer store. Online, NewEgg.com is a reliable place
>> the US. You will have to do a clean install as there is no way for you
>> upgrade between 32-bit and 64-bit. Make sure you can get 64-bit drivers
>> the laptop as if you don't have them. Do some research and see if you
>> get any benefits from it. For 32-bit systems, some of the addressed
>> is reserved for such as the PCI bus devices as well as video so it is not
>> available to programs. Your 32-bit programs don't care anyway. Almost
>> one using a laptop is doing the kind of processing that has 64-bit
>> for them.
>> "Nags" <Nags@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> > Hi, I bought a new laptop with 4 GB RAM and Windows Vista Ultimate 32
>> > bit
>> > OS.
>> > I believe I should be able to update to 64 bit Vista ultimate version.
>> > But I do not know where to get the media from?
>> > The laptop company where I bought my laptop they do not have 64 bit
>> > Vista
>> > Ultimate version.
>> > Also why does 32-bit Ultimate can not address more than 3GB? Is that a
>> > limitation?
>> > Thanks
>> > --
>> > Nags