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Old September 1st 06, 07:54 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
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I am a bit confused now, lol. I have an AMD 64 machine but I installed Beta
2x86.... If i try the Beta 2x64 disc it says wrong version.

Anyway, my nvidia drivers don't work well on it and I wish I could uninstall
it now but it seems impossible without major work...

"Rick" wrote:

The x86 designation is taken from the Intel line
of CPUs, 8086, 80286, 80386, & 80486. There
never was an official 80586 or 80686 although
the latest version of the CPUs are sometimes
called that. The x64 was used to designate the
64-bit extensions AMD added to make a 64-bit CPU
that also retained the old 80486 instruction set
and compatibility. For awhile you would see
86_x64 to indicate the CPU followed the old 8086
line versus the Itanium being designated IA64
because it had a different, incompatible
instruction set.

gwenael wrote:

but it's funny to use a higher number for a lower version.

"Boomer" wrote:

"gwenael" wrote in message
I want to download the beta drivers from Nvidia for windows vista 32, but i
am a little bit confuse about the the numbers nvidia uses for the version.
It has drivers for vista x86 and x64, I guessed x64 would be the 64
of vista but is x86 for the 32 version of vista ?


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