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Microsoft Windows 7 Will Allow Downgrades too

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Whats wrong the x86?

I'm all for the move to x64, but slating x86 just because you want to... :)
 

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I like the pre beta. Which in fact I just burned off a copy to use on my PC>
 

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Whats wrong the x86?

I'm all for the move to x64, but slating x86 just because you want to... :)
I can't use all of my RAM? I have 1gb card and 4gb of ram, x86 is murder.
 

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:p

I don't like x64. Why? Because one company holds the IP for it, and I'm not happy about x86 either for the same reason.

But moving on, anyone tried the new 7077 build or found the changelog?
 

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What do you mean one IP holds x64?
 
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What do you mean one IP holds x64?
I don't even know what you guys are talking about, x86 is the architechture.

x64 does not exist, its just an abbreviation.

the 64 bit is an extension of 32 bit for the x86 arch. There is no IP to charge for, as it is a specification of the hardware. Implementation, may be, but for the most part, an AMD x86-64 and an Intel x86-64 are interchangable.

The most notable difference for 64 bit to a 32 bit windows, is memory addressability/performance, and drivers/software compatability.
 
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#57
actualy, till core2 intels x86-64 was a partial implementation that did not perform as well as amd's.

amd owns the IP for amd64 the currently used x86-64 implementation, intel gets to use this due to amd and intel having a cross licencing deal for x86 based development.

Intel was working on their own x86-64 but it wasnt ready in time to convence ms to support it and ms said they would only support one 64bit extention to the x86 platform.
 

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Thanks FryWeesel for explaining that, I am sorry I caused a bit of confusion, but I could see no way of referring to architecture without confusing the readers not in the know, so I stuck to the terms we know.
 
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Offering a "downgrade" at this point is stupid. XP should be retired when 7 comes out.
 
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they really cant retire xp after extending it to like 2012, they did that due to the netbook market and vista(and probbly7) having a higher drain on system batt's then xp, personaly with a netbook i would probbly put windows 2000 on it, even lower power drain=even longer batt life=even more movies i can watch :)