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Windows XP 64-bit Version

Posted on | July 9, 2007 | Comments Off

The last time I upgraded my computer’s hardware, I got a 64 bit processor. So, I thought, I should probably get a 64 bit operating system to take advantage of the increase in performance. Hence, Windows XP 64-bit version.

This is perhaps one of the worst OS decisions of my life. The first thing that happened was that my printer was not compatible. I contacted Epson to see if they had an updated driver, to no avail. None of my print servers would work either. I contacted the manufacturer of the print servers and they helped me get some of them working by going the back door method.

As time went on, I found that other software wouldn’t work right. When I installed Adobe Photoshop CS2, the program installed, but Adobe Bridge would not. No amount of tweaking and reinstalling could fix that. Then my Palm Desktop wouldn’t install and neither would Delorme Street Atlas USA.

I guess I just got tired of the problems and decided to change OS’s again. I went out and purchased (at full price mind you) Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2. Now all my problems are gone and I can go back to my happy place.

Why not Vista you ask? Well I also have some high level audio hardware that, you guessed it, doesn’t have Vista drivers either.

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