About 10 years ago i bought Windows XP Pro. As one of a few i dare to admit that i like XP. I worked with many different operating systems including Apple's OS-X and several Linux distributions, but XP Pro is what i like.
Once every few years I am building a new system and that time is now. Since the CPU will be a Intel Quadcore 6600 i need to have a 64bit OS. I have a few questions about it.
1. I have the original XP Pro, is it possible to upgrade to 64bit? And if so what does it cost en where can i do it? I read it was free, but couldn't find more info.
2. XP is already 10 years old and SP3 was announced to be the last service pack. Is it wise to stick with XP or should i go with Vista? It has to be Windows since i won't be buying new licenses for all my software that won't run on other systems.
3. Will all my current software like Adobe CS premium 1, Premiere Pro, etc. work on XP64? And will they benefit from a quadcore?
Thanks in advance for all replies.