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Old 7th July 2010
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Hello to all,
i have problem and some stupid question what version of windows to install. I use XP only for games and because of some work. Few years ago i left 2000 and maybe it's now time to left xp. What is safer Windows XP or Windows 7? 32bit application work faster on 32bit system or on 64bit system?
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Old 9th July 2010
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I can't say how the dual booting with BSD works these days but you would likely want Windows 7 32-bit.
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Old 10th July 2010
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> What is safer Windows XP or Windows 7?

You mean more secure? Between the two, Windows 7 (preferably the 64-bit version).

> 32bit application work faster on 32bit system or on 64bit system?

There isn't much difference in 32-bit application perf. b/w 'em.
I use Vista 64, although the OS feels sluggish (Win7 should be better in this respect), the apps run just fine.
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Old 11th July 2010
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Never have had a problem getting 32 bit apps to run in either Vista or Windows 7 64-bit. Drivers for older (less than a year old) hardware is trickier in the 64 bit world. So if you have a slightly used webcam or some other device you want to use make sure it has a 64 bit driver before you plunge into the 64 bit M$/OS world.
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