I just spent 2 weeks experimenting with winxp64 on my new shiny conroe computer. I thought "This is the time to make the switch, sw has 64 bit etc etc."
Today I rebuilt my system with my old win32 disc. Apart from solidworks issues there were:
I'm wondering how other people put up with 64bit systems. Below is a list representing about 10% of the problems I encountered. I'm breathing a sigh of relief that the experiment is over!
No printer drivers for my 9650hp or my canon all-in-one No cd burning in itunes (I need music to work!) Nvidia 64bit drivers (solidworks cert ones) would not, no matter what, respect dualview settings in regards to applications being limited or not to one monitor - this was driving me batty.2 plugins I use with sw wouldn't load of course My online backup service would only work with a hack Many very minor things functioned just slightly differently enough to be noticable SW64 crashed 'a lot'. It crashed just after opening, and select file open probably 20 times. I had hosts of bizarre non-repeatable bugs and ctd's. Including a cosmos motion dialogue popping up on screen everytime photoworks finished rendering. Animator not respecting time segment to render and rendering the whole thing etc. I wont bore you with the details