The 64-bit version is only useful if you have software written to run in
64-bit mode, otherwise it's not going to make anything faster as the
programs just run in 32-bit mode. Right now, the vast majority of software
available on the consumer market is 32-bit.
As to the drivers
, yes, that is a correct assessment. Component
manufacturers aren't rushing out to create them for x64, and in Vista it is
required to have signed drivers for a component to work. If the component
isn't natively supported, and the manufacturer hasn't released a 64-bit driver
, the component simply isn't going to work (and this is quite common
for a lot of peripherals).
Also, there is no upgrading from a 32-bit to a 64-bit OS, it is clean
Best of Luck,
Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
"Littlejoe" <Littlejoe@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> First time doing this so pardon my stumbles. I am going to purchase
> Windows Vista home professional, the question is do I purchase a 64 bit
> system or a 32 bit system, I was told by the it person that will be doing
> upgrade for me that the 64 bit version might be missing some drivers and
> recommends the 32 bit version. I am using an AMD 64 processor on an ASUS
> motherboard and personally felt that it made more sense to use the 64 bit
> version as it is a bit more powerful and was designed for a 64 bit
> Is there any truth to the driver issues?
> I currently have Windows XP Pro.
> Best Regards, Joe