windows XP 64 bit??
Posted 18 October 2009 - 04:59 AM
issue is that damned Dell has shipped it with a 32 bit OS..
I have been searching for 64 bit Drivers for Win XP for my laptop but am having a real tough time..
Does anyone have 64 bit Drivers for the same ? or has faced similar issue?? I'm planning to dual boot it with Ubuntu later on..
any help/suggestion would be highly appreciated..
Posted 18 October 2009 - 05:16 PM
Posted 19 October 2009 - 01:19 AM
yeah i'm pissed to death by MS and Dell..I currently am running both Win XP and Ubuntu (32 bit ver of both)
Ubuntu has been great and so I wanted to switch over to 64bit for any speed benefits I might get in return
I guess I should go ahead with giving a majority of disk space to ubuntu and rest to windows..
Posted 19 October 2009 - 04:32 PM
I ran into the same problem when i installed xp 64. And actually all the drivers are the same for most of dell laptops(for matching components of course). But dell just let you download the driver for the windows version that ships with your laptop brand (lets say xps, studio, vostro, etc)
You can use Everest software to figure out the chipset/brand of all the components.
When you have components/chipset list, just go to the dell support web and search for xps/latitude/precision drivers (those 3 ships with xp 32/64 and vista 32/64) and download the drivers that match your components.
For example in the precision m6400 driver for windows xp 64 page, inside the audio tab you are gonna read "applies to 92HDxxx HD Audio"
(If i remember correctly, for windows xp 64 you need to install the Intel HD Audio patch before installing the actual driver, you can find it inside the folder in which you unziped the driver package)
My drivers are (SERVER2008/VISTA 64)(you can google them and check if "applies to..." your stuff, just if you are planning to install vista 64 or 2008 server 64)
Network BroadCom: R154493.EXE
Synaptics Touchpad: R165804.exe
WebCam Creative: R165116.EXE
Wifi depends on your choice
Search that one yourself, and if you plan to install xp 64, search them all that way
Easy as pie
Edited by EzequielM, 19 October 2009 - 04:36 PM.
Posted 20 October 2009 - 04:42 AM
So given the choices I would dual boot with a 64 bit Ubuntu rather..
How do you find Win 2008 Server??
Posted 20 October 2009 - 05:24 AM
The only downside with 2008 64 (as with the xp64 and vista 64) its the problem/bug in houdini(?) with the obj rop (sometimes it exports 0kb obj files).
Without considering that thingie i love it.
Boots fast, feels faster than xp, and uses the same amount of memory than xp 64, and actually the "windows getting slower and painful curve" is considerably slower.
I used to have several acronis disc images from the windows instalation and tunning stages to pour over the disc every 2 weeks or so. And i didnt use acronis since i installed win 2008 (almost 5 months now). Im impressed mainly about that i didnt feel the need to get the acronis cd because windows its gettin chubbie.
Not a technical review as you can see, just my experience, the last time i felt this way i was using win2000
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