Windows 7 32 or 64 ?

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Windows 7 32 or 64 ?

Postby [FnG] Silke » Thu Jun 24, 2010 5:20 pm

I have got my hands on a Win 7 home premium, the thing i want to know is there any drawbacks by installing the 64bit version ?

I have only new hardware in the computer so i guess there wont be problems finding 64bit drivers for it.

I have only 2g ram right now but i will put in 2 more before i install.

Anything else i need to know before i go ahead ? :chin:

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Re: Windows 7 32 or 64 ?

Postby [FnG] Unholy Eve » Thu Jun 24, 2010 6:49 pm

One of the things to bare in mind is that the 32bit O/S limits you to 3.5gb of Ram were as the 64bit does not.
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Re: Windows 7 32 or 64 ?

Postby [FnG] LcNessie » Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:09 am

I know of no drawbacks in using Windows 7 x64. Even drivers for (current!) hardware is no longer a problem in the 64 bit arena.

Windows 7 x64 will run anything that ran on Windows 2000 and up, if I'm not mistaken.

Things that were programmed for Windows 95, 98 or M(ore) E(rrors) may not run anymore, but you could always run that in a virtual machine. Even then, those programs also didn't run in Windows XP anymore in 99% of the cases. they won't even run on Windows 7 32 bit, because they may require direct hardware access, which is forbidden in all Windows NT deriviates ( NT3.51, NT4, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7)

This however excludes many DX8 games, which will run just dandy on 7 x64, like Unreal Tournament and stuff. Some programs may need patches or some tweaking, but nothing a quick browse on the internet can't handle.

To speak with the words of Rick Mayal at the end of Cliff Richard's dual number one hit single "Living doll", if you don't buy 64 bit, you're an utter utter UTTER utter utter UTTER [insert hammer blow to head here]
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Re: Windows 7 32 or 64 ?

Postby [FnG] RampantBunny » Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:15 pm

I have been running win 7 64 for many months now, never had any issues
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Re: Windows 7 32 or 64 ?

Postby [FnG] Silke » Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:29 pm

Thanks for the answers i have now installed Win7 64 and it is working good. :rockin:

Had minor problems with Outlook 2002 changed it to 2007 now the stupid mail remembers the passwords :stars:

Now i have to do some downloads off GW,DDO and Muonline.

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