64-bit XP

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by tnish_usgs, Dec 8, 2006.

  1. tnish_usgs

    tnish_usgs

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    I'm running 3036 on a MacPro (2.66 ghz w/ 3 gb RAM). This version is the best so far and fixed a what was for me a major bug (HASP driver installations).

    Is PD compatible w/ the 64-bit flavor of XP pro?
     
  2. palter

    palter

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    No. PD only virtualizes a 32-bit processor.

    64-bit support is supposed to be one of the major features of the 3.0 release due sometime early next year.
     
  3. BillInSoBe

    BillInSoBe

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    I wouldn't be so quick to run 64bit VMs anyway. I run the 64bit versions of W2K3 and XP-Pro using VMware on a dual-core 3Ghz PC and it's not very speedy.

    I'd much rather run 64bit OSes on physical machines.
     
  4. bcjenkins

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    OOC - Does Apple even put out 64-bit win drivers?
     
  5. palter

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    I don't care about 64-bit Windows. I need to run 64-bit Fedora Core to work with my customer's application.
     
  6. palter

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    Apple hasn't yet released 64-bit drivers for Boot Camp. But you wouldn't use those drivers in a VM anyway so it's not that important. (Unless you're talking about a 64-bit Boot Camp installation being shared using the new features of 2.5)
     
  7. tgrogan

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    I see a nice 64bit AMD PC in your future....:D
     
  8. palter

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    You might but I don't.
     

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