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Ditto what bistro said. I'm running 64bit but a bit of problems on my end. Some software that is 32bit won't work. But these are older versions I got when I had win98, so I suspect that is the reason why. Other than that, I've had no problems and it picks up my 4gigs of memory installed.
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I've been running Vista x64 since the early betas and I've had virtually no problems to speak of. Win 7 x64 is even better still as there are plenty of drivers for it. 64-bit is definitely the way to go
Other than the memory issue are there any other reasons to choose 64 bit over 32 bit? Is the extra expense, small as it might be, justified by what the average user will see on the screen and feel on the keyboard?
Vista 64-bit is more secure for a number of reasons. It insists on using signed drivers for a start, as well as other baked in security features that aren't present in 32-bit. Plus the fact that a lot of malware can't install on x64, though that will change when it becomes really popular, of course.