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Windows 7: why is there not a windows 7 64-bit discussion group?

View Poll Results: do we need a windows 7 64-bit only forum section?
Yes we need a 64-bit only forum section 9 14.29%
No, its fun to confuse the two. 9 14.29%
There is just no need. 45 71.43%
Voters: 63. You may not vote on this poll

06 Apr 2010   #21

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I fail to see the point. I run both x86 and x64 Windows7 and my problems (if any) seem to be the same.
+1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I fail to see the point. At best, you would catch a 5% difference.
+1, again...

Following the logics of OP: I'm running Ultimate and Enterprise editions because of Bitlocker and language packs. Should we get Windows 7 x86 Ultimate & Enterprise forums, and Windows 7 x64 Ultimate & Enterprise Forums, because issues with these two editions are so different?

Starter and Home Basic are so reduced, and different than other editions, so do we need Windows 7 x86 Starter and Home Basic forums and Windows 7 x64 Starter and Home Basic forums?

You see where I'm going?

Kari
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06 Apr 2010   #22
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Well said Kari!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Apr 2010   #23

win7 64 & ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Starter and Home Basic are so reduced, and different than other editions, so do we need Windows 7 x86 Starter and Home Basic forums and Windows 7 x64 Starter and Home Basic forums?

You see where I'm going?

Kari

is there any software that Ultimate & Enterprise will run that starter and home will not?
are there different drivers?
are the updates the same? or do special ones come out for Ultimate & Enterprise?
any other basic limitations?

seems to me if issues like that affected Ultimate & Enterprise and not starter and home basic
they should have a section on the forum also.

should some 32 bit user have to wade pages of issues of getting a nice 64-bit browser to work with flash, issues that dont matter to him at all?
how about the newest video driver for his card? wait once again not his problem and not info he can use
and about 5000 more issues like this will crop up
leaving the post to remember to post his version of windows and the version of the software he wants to use.
just take a look at the post of some guy looking for a 64-bit image browser
about 20 idiots chimed in about the cool 32bit viewer they were using telling him it worked fine in 64-bit. i bet he enjoyed filtering all that out. just look at the guy telling my with out flash player my life will not exist

fact is there are major operating differences between 32bit and 64 bit.
today the issues are small as it will take time for pure 64bit software and hardware to come out.
and when they do, there will be TONS of newbies who cant tell the difference. if half the conversation is what bit is the software and what bit is the os it will be a night mare.

Windows 8 Server Will Support Exclusively 64-Bit (x64) CPUs

http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/new...ing-32-bit.ars
http://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey/

nutz
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Apr 2010   #24

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

i give up... i think this pic pretty much sums up the thread


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My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Apr 2010   #25

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Yet again it all boils down to general 'everyone no matter what version of Windows 7 they are running could expierience this problem' such as registry BSODs which is probably 80%+ of this forum or specialist problems like the age old flash in a 64 bit browser problem or how to get Windows XP mode apps in the Windows 7 start menu.

If we're looking to satisfy the masses it would be easier to not have specialist pages and lump them all in together and hope the specialist ones get spotted by specialists and are solved.

However if we had specialist forums, for example 64 bit specific specialist problems, who's to say we shouldn't keep creating sparsely populated niche forums for everything?

Oli

EDIT: For the love of Atheizmo, how do you keep beating me to put down posts severedsolo?!???!?!!!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Apr 2010   #26

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

quick links>Live Posts and very fast typing fingers
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Apr 2010   #27

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

You really don't have to use the Seven Forums. Membership here is voluntary, nobody is forcing you. Feel free to setup an x64 forum and stop trolling here.

Your posts, this whole thread, are pointless. Please try to find a more intelligent way to show how clever you are, as this seems to be your main point.

Kari
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Apr 2010   #28

win7 64 & ubuntu 64
 
 

someone has a different opinion. and is not willing to conform and agree with you
so you think im a troll
how nice for you.

you never answered my question..


is there any software that Ultimate & Enterprise will run that starter and home will not?
are there different drivers?
are the updates the same? or do special ones come out for Ultimate & Enterprise?
any other basic limitations?

not lots of intelligent conversion going on. what is now degraded into name calling.
good luck with that.

i can see why they have a chill out room
im just surprised it dose not have more posts in in
unless they delete them from time to time to reduce the impact

nutz
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Apr 2010   #29

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Break it up Kari and Nutpantz you know what the consiquences for fighting can be.

In answer to your questions Nutpantz all the updates (except perhaps Windows Aero ones) are the same for every version of 7. The drivers are all the same. Pro, enterprise and ultimate will run Windows XP mode as well as being able to perform certain network connectivety tasks as well as some other stuff I don't use that the other versions can't do. Home Basic and below don't support Aero.

Oli
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Apr 2010   #30

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

There are more differences between Ultimate / Enterprise and the other editions, than there is between x86 and x64. If you were half so clever you'd like us to believe, you would have noticed it yourself. Same with Starter compared with the rest. Compare Windows 7 Editions

Over 70,000 members here, mostly quite happy, and then come you. Second day as a member, 16 posts, over third of them in this thread, which you started with your third post.

Yes, it's trolling. I beg you to start your own x64 forum, so you can feel yourself better.

Kari
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