I stand corrected. I thought both versions of xp had 4 gig limit.
There are some slight gains in memory capacity between XP
64 bit and later 64 bit, but they are of no practical value to anyone I know of (unless you use the home versions where memory is actually more
limited on Windows 7):
Op System/ max memory
XP 64 / 128 GB
XP 32 / 4 GB
Windows 7 home basic 32 / 4 GB
Windows 7 home basic 64 / 8 GB
Windows 7 home premium 64 / 16 GB
Windows 7 professional and enterprise 64/ 192 GB
Windows 7 professional and enterprise 32/ 4 GB
Windows 8 64/ 128 GB
Windows 8 professional and enterprise 64/ 192 GB
Windows 8 professional and enterprise 32/ 4 GB
The Microsoft OS XP is and always has MEDIOCRE AT BEST as well it’s lousy slow browser.
Every time it crashes I wonder about the billionaires from Microsoft and how they are little better than gangsters.
I have been a PC specialist for a long time and of all the Microsoft versions the only one that worked well was windows 3.11 way back in time and they
quickly moved out of that version to the next mediocre OS, I think win95.
So believe me there will be little lost with the company abandoning this lousy crashing monstrosity.
My experience is completely different. I
had lots of crashes with everything prior to windows 2000, but with windows 2000 and XP I almost never, and I mean almost never, have operating system
The few crashes I do have here and there can almost always be traced to things other than the operating system, like problems with hardware, problems
with software other than the operating system (and this is also extremely rare, happened maybe twice in the last decade).
However I suspect one reason the ISS stopped using Windows is greater reliability of Linux:
Station switches from Windows to Linux, for improved reliability
I do have problems other than crashes with windows, like bad memory management that force me to reboot when no reboot should really be necessary, and
other problems, but for me windows 2000 fixed the crashing problems I experienced frequently with previous versions. I'm not defending windows too
much though, and I think the ISS switching to Linux was the right move, as windows does have problems, I just wanted to point out that for me, windows
crashes haven't been a problem in the last decade (I did report so many crashes with my old laptop that the IT department ended up getting me a new
laptop, but it had the same operating system, and it didn't crash, so obviously the crashing problems were not the result of a problem with the
operating system, and I can see how some people might come to such a false conclusion).