64bit and x64 - Start64!
Windows Vista Beta2 Build 5308 32 and 64-bit operating systems have recently been released. Now we extend the previously created 64-bit test environment with options of switching to the new systems.
A new operating system has a lot of attractive features, and many would probably switch over to it at once if it offered that quantity of software from the time of its introduction that users have grown accustomed to. In the case of the 64-bit Windows, Microsoft promises full compatibility on the level of user programs.
Good question. And here is the answer in a single sentence: We have everything and still, we have nothing. Of course, this sounds cynical and highly biased. The truth lies somewhere in the middle. It will probably be best for us to take a look around. A detailed analysis
An article with the above title has been published, which, for the first sight, seemed pretty trivial to me. Everybody knows exactly if he/she has a 64-bit CPU, so there’s no point in wasting time on it, this must be another needless article – I thought. Yet, I could not get it out of my head and started to study the problem from several aspects. This issue may be very important since when you buy or build a new computer nowadays, you pay virtually the same amount for both a 32-bit and a 64-bit rig.
Installing several operating systems on one computer can be especially important during the phase of changeover. These systems often reside on different partitions of the same hard drive. After turning the computer on, a boot manager program is used to choose the operating system to be booted up. BootPart is in fact not a boot manager but helps to configure the existing boot manager.
Microsoft originally released Tweak UI as a value add tool with Windows 98. Since then, its popularity has grown and its usage expanded, and with it, its power as well. Today, Tweak UI is the best tweaking tool out there for the important changes, and Microsoft has refused to provide official support for it. While that is not an issue, and there are hundreds of support websites on the web, the fact that Microsoft has not yet released a version compatible with the ever-growing true 64-bit PCs is.