The eBook every Windows Engineer should read – Deploying and Supporting Applications on Windows 64-Bit

While only a few years ago the 64-bit version of the Windows client would only be installed on special purpose systems, nowadays it has become the de facto standard for most OEM’s and Enterprises. In 2010 Microsoft published some numbers on their Windows blog indicating that in June 46% of the clients running Windows 7 and use Windows Update were running Windows 7 64-Bit. At the same time Gartner published a report saying that by Read More …

Saturday morning ramblings with Windows 8 Hyper-V and Sun VirtualBox

Yesterday I prepared a new system with Windows 8 CP that has the latest Intel I7 processor and 8GB of RAM. My initial plan was to use Hyper-V which is now also included as a feature on the Client. So on this beautiful Saturday morning I continued with the setup of this HP 8760w Elitebook.  But because I ran into several network related issues, others have also reported about on the Microsoft forums, I decided Read More …

Support for Windows XP 64 Bit

As most of you probably know by now, support for Windows XP SP2 ends on July 13, 2010. Well that’s for the 32 bit version of Windows XP, but what about Windows XP 64 bit, knowing that there isn’t an SP3 for that one? I found the answer within the End of Support FAQ where it states: Q: If I have 64-bit Windows XP, do I also need to apply Service Pack 3? A: No, Read More …

What you should know about Office 2010 64-bit

If you are in the process of deciding whether to deploy Office 2010 32-bit or 64-bit, I recommend to read through the following content. Note that Microsoft recommends installing Office 32 Bit even on Windows 7 64 bit. TechNet – 64-bit editions of Office 2010 Understanding 64-Bit Office Compatibility Between the 32-bit and 64-bit Versions of Office 2010 64-bit Client Installation of Microsoft Office 2010 Office Resource Kit Blog – Office 2010 64-bit editions 4SysOps Read More …

ToolTip: Processor Check for 64-Bit Compatibility

In my earlier post “Detect XP Mode support” I wrote about a utility that checks the system for virtualization support. I have just found a similar one from VMWare that helps detecting if your CPU supports running virtual 64 bit guest operating systems. The VMWare Guest Check utility can be downloaded from here The following message appears when your system does not support running 64 bit guest operating systems: The following message appears when your Read More …

Great website with focus on 64 bit

Just came across this website where it’s all about 64 bit. If you’re interested in 64 bit related topics or maybe even already running a 64 bit operating system, you definitely want to visit this site.