Windows XP 32-Bit or 64-BIt?

United States
January 14, 2012 10:35pm CST
A question I've always wondered is what's better; 32-Bit Windows or 64-Bit? I understand that with 32-Bit, you get better compatibility with programs and such, but is there really a difference? They wouldn't have made 64-Bit for no reason, right?
6 responses
@br3ndy (468)
• Indonesia
15 Jan 12
I never install XP 64-bit myself but based from my friends opinions who already installing both versions, they says that 64-bit can work a little faster than 32-bit. But the problem is, the 64-bit has a low compatibility with most programs that can be used for XP. Most of the programs my friends usually use can't functioned properly but it is true that the programs that can be used by 64-bit has a little better performance. Based on that, all my friends prefer the 32-bit one for XP. Happy mylotting...
• United States
17 Jan 12
Yeah, I found that with iTunes. It is possible to get it to work with XP 64-bit, but it's very difficult, and isn't worth your time unless you have no other choice.
16 Jan 12
My think so windows XP 32 so best. because many software run on 32 bit than winxp 64 bit so faster but that it if any person wants require information, if you use different software than i give the suggestion install the windows 32 bit.
@lovedude (4454)
• India
16 Jan 12
in XP only you can get bit compatibility problem.. when you go with vista/ windows 7 there won't be much issues with compatibility.. only reason behind making 64 bit OS is now most of processors are of 64 bits only.. and if you install 32 bit OS on it.. there is not use of using higher hardware.. it's just wastage.. that's why x64 OS came to a picture and providing faster execution speed and supports more RAM.. so if your computer supports 64 bit OS and you are having license of it.. I suggest one should use only 64 bit. but in case of XP yeah there are some compatibility issues.. but with vista/7 it's not..
• Indonesia
15 Jan 12
you right with 32 bit. for 64 bit, you have a good processor, fast, and good screen quality. so, they have reason to make 64 bit.
@Jhovarie (1169)
• Philippines
15 Jan 12
Hey im using windows XP i already try to install some software 64 bits but it could not install to my computer so it means my windows XP is 32 bits. i think 64 bits is for Windows Vista or Windows7 i will just guest i think 32 bit is faster than 64 bit because im very sure Windows XP are faster than Windows Vista or Windows7 thats why i dont change my operating system i stick to Windows XP
@surfer222 (1715)
• Indonesia
15 Jan 12
i'm not a computer expert, but if i'm understanding it right, then 64-bit is a maximum length of data that the processor can process. Most of today program still use 32-bit length data so we as regular people still see that 32-bit windows has better compatibility but now many popular programs are already made their 64-bit version of their software. I think the easiest way to understand it, is try to imagine a calculator with two digit and try to calculate 111 x 111 ... because the calculator is only two digit then after the two digits have been filled with 11 we cannot enter the third 1. now imagine other calculator with four digit then try to calculate the same number, the calculator can recieve the 3rd number because there's still a space for the third 1. I think that's the difference between 32-bit and 64-bit.