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I have a T6500 CPU in my Laptop and I need to know which is the best choice for an OS. Vista Home Premium 32 Bit or 64 Bit? I also need to be compatable with XP?

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  • angie856 Sep 08, 2009

    Thanks for the info. Do you use Vista(32) and do you like it? I have not used Vista to date? I have a PC with XP! Can I share email accounts ETC! with Vista loaded on the Laptop?



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The CPU will support both OS but you also have to consider the components you have on your system if you have drivers for 32 or the 64 bit system. Comparing both OS on the same CPU you will not see much difference. Based on experience the 32bit drivers are a lot easier to get by. If you need to run a program most programs that are made for XP will run on a Vista. If you need to run on an XP environment you may need to create another partition and install an XP there to do a dual boot so you have an option to select Xp or Vista.

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I don't know what you mean by be compatible with XP.

64 bit drivers and software are more difficult to obtain, I have xp pro 64 bit, and I find many applications where 64 bit compatible software or drivers are simply not available.

32 bit Vista is ok

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