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06-28-04, 05:57 PM #1
can beta windows 64 bit edition be installed as a rigs OS without a other OS?
i was wondering could i save 90 dollars on buying an OS by DLing the windows beta 64 bit edition and installing it on a new rig? anybody know?
06-28-04, 05:58 PM #2
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you could, you couldn't run any programs, but you could.Heatware
8gb GSkill 1600
06-28-04, 05:59 PM #3
Sure you can, it's good for 365 days. I wouldn't recommend doing that though, there are few drivers for it right now, and the ones that are out are still in beta.CPU: AMD 64 3000+ DTR @ 2750
MB: DFI Lanparty UT 250GB
Memory: 2x 1GB G.Skill PC3200
Video: Radeon X800XT-PE w/ Maze 4 GPU
Hard Drives: 36GB Raptor (Main) 160GB Hitachi (Storage)
Optical Storage: 44x CD, 8x DVD-RW
Sound: Audigy 2 ZS Case & Power: Black Chieftec FT w/ Window, Antec TP 430
Watercooled WW, Pro Core (2) 120mm Deltas, Hydor L20
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
06-28-04, 06:02 PM #4
06-28-04, 06:03 PM #5
Yeah stay away from it for a while.
Boy it'll be exciting when 64 bit windows becomes mainstream.