Longhorn



Ed Randall
07-10-2005, 02:04 AM
When it's released what will it do to the old 32 bit CPU's? Will it cause a
slowdown in performance? Will I need to upgrade to a 64 bit CPU? Thanks.

Mike Hall \(MS-MVP\)
07-10-2005, 02:04 AM
Ed

No, you won't have to do that..

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"Ed Randall" <ed@puis.net> wrote in message
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> When it's released what will it do to the old 32 bit CPU's? Will it cause
> a
> slowdown in performance? Will I need to upgrade to a 64 bit CPU? Thanks.
>
>

Ed Randall
07-10-2005, 02:04 AM
Thanks Mike. Will Longhorn slow down the performance of 32 bit processors or
will I not even notice the change? I'm asking because I went into Fry's
yesterday and the salesman said that 64 bit software would be coming out as
soon as Longhorn was released. His implication was that anyone without a 64
bit processor would somehow suffer. Was he just selling?
"Mike Hall (MS-MVP)" <mike.hall.mail@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
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> Ed
>
> No, you won't have to do that..
>
> --
> Mike Hall
> MVP - Windows Shell/User
> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
>
>
>
>
>
> "Ed Randall" <ed@puis.net> wrote in message
> news:uMwUf7MZFHA.1152@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> > When it's released what will it do to the old 32 bit CPU's? Will it
cause
> > a
> > slowdown in performance? Will I need to upgrade to a 64 bit CPU? Thanks.
> >
> >
>
>

Mike Hall \(MS-MVP\)
07-10-2005, 02:04 AM
Ed

64bit is obviously the future, and the hardware manufacturers are eager to
get us all to upgrade to the next level.. that is how they make their money,
after all.. however, I am not convinced that 'now' is a good time to
upgrade.. support for 64bit will get better, but is still very much in its
infancy..

For more on Longhorn.. http://www.winsupersite.com/faq/longhorn.asp

Longhorn will install on older computers.. it may not have the complete
feature set of the latest and greatest hardware, but it will still
essentially be Longhorn.. during install, Longhorn will decide what features
the detected hardware can support, and will install accordingly.. I would
imagine that any hardware upgrades made to a system will enable more
features to be added..

As yet, it is difficult to say what features may or may not be available..
we will have to wait and see..

In the meantime, 32bit is alive and well, and will continue in this way for
some time to come..


--
Mike Hall
MVP - Windows Shell/User
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm





"Ed Randall" <ed@puis.net> wrote in message
news:Ov1Pi3RZFHA.3032@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Thanks Mike. Will Longhorn slow down the performance of 32 bit processors
> or
> will I not even notice the change? I'm asking because I went into Fry's
> yesterday and the salesman said that 64 bit software would be coming out
> as
> soon as Longhorn was released. His implication was that anyone without a
> 64
> bit processor would somehow suffer. Was he just selling?
> "Mike Hall (MS-MVP)" <mike.hall.mail@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
> news:OYg$lhNZFHA.3132@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> Ed
>>
>> No, you won't have to do that..
>>
>> --
>> Mike Hall
>> MVP - Windows Shell/User
>> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> "Ed Randall" <ed@puis.net> wrote in message
>> news:uMwUf7MZFHA.1152@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> > When it's released what will it do to the old 32 bit CPU's? Will it
> cause
>> > a
>> > slowdown in performance? Will I need to upgrade to a 64 bit CPU?
>> > Thanks.
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>
>

Ed Randall
07-10-2005, 02:04 AM
Thanks, that makes me feel much better!
"Mike Hall (MS-MVP)" <mike.hall.mail@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
news:uzSuxXSZFHA.1092@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Ed
>
> 64bit is obviously the future, and the hardware manufacturers are eager to
> get us all to upgrade to the next level.. that is how they make their
> money, after all.. however, I am not convinced that 'now' is a good time
> to upgrade.. support for 64bit will get better, but is still very much in
> its infancy..
>
> For more on Longhorn.. http://www.winsupersite.com/faq/longhorn.asp
>
> Longhorn will install on older computers.. it may not have the complete
> feature set of the latest and greatest hardware, but it will still
> essentially be Longhorn.. during install, Longhorn will decide what
> features the detected hardware can support, and will install accordingly..
> I would imagine that any hardware upgrades made to a system will enable
> more features to be added..
>
> As yet, it is difficult to say what features may or may not be available..
> we will have to wait and see..
>
> In the meantime, 32bit is alive and well, and will continue in this way
> for some time to come..
>
>
> --
> Mike Hall
> MVP - Windows Shell/User
> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
>
>
>
>
>
> "Ed Randall" <ed@puis.net> wrote in message
> news:Ov1Pi3RZFHA.3032@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> Thanks Mike. Will Longhorn slow down the performance of 32 bit processors
>> or
>> will I not even notice the change? I'm asking because I went into Fry's
>> yesterday and the salesman said that 64 bit software would be coming out
>> as
>> soon as Longhorn was released. His implication was that anyone without a
>> 64
>> bit processor would somehow suffer. Was he just selling?
>> "Mike Hall (MS-MVP)" <mike.hall.mail@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
>> news:OYg$lhNZFHA.3132@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>>> Ed
>>>
>>> No, you won't have to do that..
>>>
>>> --
>>> Mike Hall
>>> MVP - Windows Shell/User
>>> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> "Ed Randall" <ed@puis.net> wrote in message
>>> news:uMwUf7MZFHA.1152@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>> > When it's released what will it do to the old 32 bit CPU's? Will it
>> cause
>>> > a
>>> > slowdown in performance? Will I need to upgrade to a 64 bit CPU?
>>> > Thanks.
>>> >
>>> >
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>

Ron Martell
07-10-2005, 02:04 AM
"Ed Randall" <ed@puis.net> wrote:

>When it's released what will it do to the old 32 bit CPU's? Will it cause a
>slowdown in performance? Will I need to upgrade to a 64 bit CPU? Thanks.
>

Every new version of Windows has had increased hardware requirements -
CPU speed, amount of RAM, and disk space, compared to the preceding
version.

There is no reason not to expect the next version of Windows
(Longhorn) to carry on with this tradition.

Therefore a computer that is marginal for Windows XP will likely prove
to be inadequate for Longhorn.

Insofar as I am aware precise hardware requirements for Longhorn have
not yet been published by Microsoft.

Good luck


Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
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