64-bit editions of Windows® XP® operating system
Which are the 64-bit editions of Windows XP operating systems?
The Windows XP operating system was launched by Microsoft in 2001 as a consumer oriented operating system. Commonly available Windows XP 64 bit editions operating system includes Windows XP Home edition and Windows XP Professional. The Home Edition is mainly designed for the home users and Professional edition is intended for business oriented functioning. Since the professional edition is designed for the power-users, it contains more features than the Windows XP Operating System. Some of these additional features include ability to function as Windows server domain, sophisticated access control, remote desktop server, encrypting files system, and centralized administration features and support for two CPUs. 64 bit editions of Windows XP operating systems are mainly made up for the Intel Itanium processors. 64 bit edition Windows XP requires more memory support than 32 bit operating systems. With the multiprocessing technology of the Intel Itanium processors, Windows XP provides advanced scalability and high availability.
Some of the advantages and issues that can come up with the 64-bit editions of Windows XP OS are discussed below.
- Increased Memory Efficiency
- Improved Performance
- Issues with Windows XP
Increased Memory Efficiency
When you move to the 64-bit edition of Windows XP from the 32-bit one, you could allocate maximum memory with the OS. The 64-bit Windows could also provide better memory management, memory accessibility and enhanced security features. Also 64-bit editions Windows XP would benefit from increased virtual memory address space. With a 64-bit database and x64 Windows, it is likely to get huge amount of working data sets entirely into main memory and thereby vastly improving performance and scalability. Because of the capability of efficient memory management, 64-bit editions of Windows XP could enable very large and complex business applications to run effectively.
When you perform complex functions or vast mathematical calculations, you could realize the benefits of 64-bit operating systems over that of 32-bit. One of the beneficial things with the 64-bit operating systems include better handling of mathematical computations. Thereby save your time by decreasing the waiting time for the results. In the area requiring large amounts of calculations or processing, such educational institutions, business sectors or corporations, use of 64-bit editions, saves a decent amount of time.
Some of the common issues that can occur in Windows XP operating system include updating problems, inability to change the password of the Administrator account, and audio or video files not playing. Sometimes you might get blank Activate Windows page in the Windows Product Activation Wizard. Sometimes, when you copy data from optical discs to hard disk, Windows XP might copy them as read-only. Reboot problems can also come with the 64-bit Windows XP.