Originally Posted by KartRacer
Is 7 x64 better than XP x64 is with compatibility with peripherals? I've had alot of pains with a 64 bit station here at work with printers, software, and other items. Anything not brand new doesn't work, or I have to jump through hoops to make them work.
I can't answer whether 7 is better in that manner, but I've never had issues with peripherals on my XP 64 machine at home. Based on my experience with it and the fact that I've had networking problems with XP Home before (usually dealing with wireless), I would choose 7 Pro 64 if it was all the same price.