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Poll: Should Windows 9/Threshold be X64 only?

Should Windows 9/Threshold be X64 only?  

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  1. 1. Should Windows 9/Threshold be X64 only?



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neo1911    795

Explain your choice.

 

X64 Means no WOW or X86 Emulation layer. Pure 64bit where 32bit apps will not run.

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+simonlang    530

i voted yes: in my experience and from talks with windows users, they have at least a quad-core, 8GB ram, 2GB graphics to even use that tile-based piece of os fluently..... :ike:

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elenarie    830

NO. Surely you cannot be serious? That would simply destroy gaming on Windows.

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neo1911    795

^^ absolutely valid point. But newer games are coming out with 64 bit support. But once the OS goes X64 only, game support will quickly catch up.

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Graimer    22

It will never happend. The moment you kill 32bit software, you loose enterprise customers. There are lots of enterprise software(old software) that will never be compiled for 64bit and that costs way too much money to replace.

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virtorio    2,181

Dropping WoW64? You've entered a new level of crazy.

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+Frank B.    7,104

32-bit software does run on 64-bit Windows. It's 16-bit software which won't work. 

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virtorio    2,181

32-bit software does run on 64-bit Windows. It's 16-bit software which won't work. 

Not without the WoW64 layer.

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dwLostCat    982

Explain your choice.

 

X64 Means no WOW or X86 Emulation layer. Pure 64bit where 32bit apps will not run.

A version of Windows that runs hardly any apps?  Great.

 

I'd love a 64 bit only release, but not with that restriction.

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+Frank B.    7,104

Not without the WoW64 layer.

Ah, I did not see that part of the OP.

 

Win9 without WOW? That'd be silly.

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-T-    619

It should be x86_64 only but retain the WoW64 layer, otherwise it's go nowhere like the previous pure 64 bit windows

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Studio384    1,390

No, while most computers and laptops are 64bit nowadays, tablets aren't, you'll leave a lot of Windows tablets behind, and that wouldn't make a very good start.

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Raa    1,407

Ahh, another day, another public poll...

 

I think we still need both flavours for now.
 

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InsaneNutter    943

Not been able to run 32bit apps would be a big no, as someone else mentioned that basically kills all but the newest of PC games. Plus the majority of apps I have installed are 32bit only, with the exception of Microsoft Office and Photoshop.

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Aergan    621

I think like Server, WOW64 should be an optional (but enabled by default) feature.

 

If you're wanting to harden a client Windows installation, being able to remove WOW64 would be a great.

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Aokromes    146

64 bits only installer: yes.

No support for 32 bits apps: no, because most of apps and games around world are 32 bits only.

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cork1958    1,073

As much as I would've liked to vote yes, I went with a no vote.

 

If nothing else, there are still to many 32 bit machines out there that couldn't be upgraded.

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Biohead    144

Somone's already mentioned it, but it'd completely fail in the enterprise world - which is arguably MS's largest market.

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lt8480    51

Support for 32 bit programs is essential as it's the majority of the applications in use.

 

However installation wise they should be looking at 64 bit only now.

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Orange Battery    250

No, it would cause too many problems.

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articuno1au    1,264

This community makes me sad. The fact that there's more than 5 votes for "yes" just shows the extent to which the community had deteriorated.

 

Way to show a complete lack of understanding with regards to how people use their computers and what they use on them.

 

People couldn't work out how to use the big tiles, they aren't going to be able to work out how to resolve all of their programs not working all of a sudden.

 

Also, moving programs from 32 to 64 bit isn't as simple as flicking a switch (in most cases) it requires redesign of the programs or tweaking. Either way, not simple.

 

Just.. bleh..

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Hum    6,929

Absolutely.

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articuno1au    1,264

Absolutely.

Merry Birthdaymas.

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Ambroos    803

People need to understand that WoW64 does not impact performance, and that (besides some advanced calculations) everything 32bit runs just as fast as 64bit. It's not emulation or anything, x86-64 processors are perfectly capable of running 32bit code natively.

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Tech085    34

64bit only no 32bit disc or downloads only available in 64bit version get rid of 32bit already.

ppl who still buy 32bit are either elderly or retarded.

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