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The 64bit thread

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  1. Ketxxx

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    Title kinda explains it, but to be specific this thread has come about due to me moving to XP64, trawling the net for native 64bit software of various kinds and noticing just how awkward it is to filter 64bit software out from 32bit. So what, 32bit still works on a 64bit OS right? Well, yes, normally, but being only 32bit its incapable of providing any advantage what-so-ever. So this thread is to help 64bit users obtain native 64bit software and to run as wholly possible a 64bit OS.

    This thread is for people to post links for native 64bit software for just about anything including;

    - Native 64bit sound & audio codecs
    - Native 64bit drivers (chipsets, audio devices, wireless adapters, etc)
    - Native 64bit software (audio players, photo editing software, CD\DVD burning software, etc)
    - Native 64bit system tools (registry cleaners, disk defraggers, etc)
    - Native 64bit web browsers

    Currently I have a nice collection of 64bit stuff which I'll be uploading and providing links to when my system is back up. I hope 32bit dies soon, its had its day. Lastly remember to tell people what 64bit OS the stuff your linking to is for!
     
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    This thread is long overdue, a x64 compilation of sorts. Fully endorsed.
     
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    Hit a snag, can anyone find 64bit drivers for a Belkin 54Mbps wireless adpater rev 4002. The Belkin site doesnt appear to have ANY 64bit drivers :wtf:
     
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    Kinda screwed there...Netgear and Belkin are being arseholes about 64-bit drivers. Netgear is all but refusing to, and Belkin say it's currently a waste of time on anything but their new stuff.
     
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    thats actually a major problem..i cant use my wireless adapter im using my laptop. right now you see it seems their are a couple of drivers and one work around i found is that if your adapter uses ralink chips you can use the drivers from for example linksys which does have the drivers...your adapter will show up as something else but it should work....i found all this out while looking for drivers for my action tec problem is mine doesnt use those chips but it saeems wireless 64 bit drivers are crazy hard to find.
     
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    My v4002 wireless USB adapter uses a ZyDAS ZD1211B-QF chip. Can anyone find 64bit drivers for that? I'm comin up short atm...
     
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    The only drivers for that chip are Linux ones. Only the one with RALINK chips has drivers for Windows.
     
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    Shit that blows... *sigh* /starts decompiling ZyDAS driver. I'll let you all know how it goes.
     
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    Now it's companies like these who cause all the "stick to 32 bit" bullshit
    If i worked for microsoft (in a high up position obviously) i'd refuse to sign any more drivers for their products till they sorted it out, see if they're happy only selling products to the minority of people using macs or linux

    How are computers supposed to make any progress limited to 2gb ram? (well, 3.whatever, but you cant buy 1.5gb sticks of overclocking ram now can you)
     
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    32bit = 4GB max + slowness of 32bit (which is now becoming very apparent)
     
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    i tried seeing if i could modify the driver/.ini thing but no luck perhaps if iu look at the differances between the linksys one and my default 1 ill try to perhaps it might be as simple as copy/overwrighting some code ill let you knbow how it goes kett if y get anyware let me know

    hell back in the day ppl wrote their own device drivers ill do that if i have too
     
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    Yea I'm doing that atm, just finishing the setup info file then moving on to the "wonderful" system files.
     
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    how r u reverse enginnering them what prog? like r u disassembling?

    ill help out i have to go take some family pics then im going to a part i might have some time later but most deff tomarrow
     
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    Symantec offers their AV in 32 and 64-bit flavours. Like anyone will use them anyway.
     
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    I'm not doing any decompiling atm. Looking at the ZyDAS and Belkin files, for Belkin it looks like they simply didnt include the 64bit file in the install package, but the file (or what suspiciously looks like the 64bit file) is there, named "BLKWGU64" and right next to it "BLKWGUXP". The latter I assume being the WinXP 32bit driver, so the former must be the 64bit driver.
     
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    Is it an .inf file?
     
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    perhaps going into the device manager and pointing it at that spacific driver?
     
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    Yep their inf files. Pointing at the specific file also probably wont work. Gonna test the hacked files in a bit, hope they work. ZyDAS driver and utilities are probably far more powerfull than the shitty Belkin ones.
     
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    Put the adapter in, an dpoint the new hardware wizard to that file. Iy'll probably work, did for me when I was messing around.
     
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    is it a usb wireless adapter kett?......if so actually regardless or nopt could you upload the orig of both and your modded? i just want to see if what im doing matches somewhat to what your doing perhaps if upload our respective modded files we might be able to figure something out
     
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    Having a thread full of conversation with the occasional link really isn't that useful.

    Anyways here's my contribution. Itunes under any 64-bit OS cant burn cd's because itunes doesnt come with a 64 bit driver. You can get the 64 bit driver here though-
    http://www.gearsoftware.com/support/drivers.cfm
     
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    Nice idea for a thread.

    If anyone has any idea what drivers I can use for a DLINK DWL-G520M Wireless Adapter I will personally proclaim you as my God.

    [​IMG]

    That was the only thing stopping me from running wholly in x64.
    Its like that with lots of Wireless adapter brands.
     
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    The discussion going on is on topic and related. More specifically, information within the posts could help other users make their own x64 wireless driver, I'd call that pretty damn useful info :p

    For those wondering, no, I havent got a working x64 driver yet, only a partially working one.
     

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