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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

04 Apr 2010   #1

win7 64 & ubuntu 64
 
 
why is there not a windows 7 64-bit discussion group?

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

seriouly 64-bit issues will have very little to do with 32-bit windows 7
it would really help to have a forum for 64-bit only users.

nutz
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04 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Welcome!

Most problems are either caused by the user, by programs they install, or driver issues.

For our purposes, usually x86 and x64 don't make a ton of difference. If we need to, we can ask.

Hope this helps.

Let us know if you have any problems, and you'll see what I mean.
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04 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Valid point, but in the long run almost all 64bit unique problems fall into 2: catagories drivers and compatability.

Other than that, most users be them 32bit or 64bit users expierience the same sorts of problems.

Oli
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04 Apr 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello nutpantz, welcome to Seven Forums!



As I'm sure this thread will be moved to The Chillout Room why not make this the thread you want it to be, it's up to you.
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04 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by osholt View Post
Valid point, but in the long run almost all 64bit unique problems fall into 2: catagories drivers and compatability.

Other than that, most users be them 32bit or 64bit users expierience the same sorts of problems.

Oli
+1 additionally, if there were seperate forums, i think alot of X64 users would just haunt the X64 forum and all the X86 users would lose out on the knowledge and experience that those users have to offer, and vice versa of course
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04 Apr 2010   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I fail to see the point. I run both x86 and x64 Windows7 and my problems (if any) seem to be the same.
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04 Apr 2010   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

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.
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04 Apr 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nutpantz View Post
why is there not a windows 7 64-bit discussion group?

seriouly 64-bit issues will have very little to do with 32-bit windows 7
it would really help to have a forum for 64-bit only users.

nutz

This is a windows 7 64 bit discussion group !!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Apr 2010   #9

win7 64 & ubuntu 64
 
 

so the group list is something like this:

News
General Discussion
Drivers
Graphic Cards
Hardware & Devices
Installation & Setup
Network & Sharing
Performance & Maintenance
Sound & Audio
Windows Updates & Activation
Crashes and Debugging
Software
Browsers & Mail
Customization
Gaming
Media Center
Music, Pictures & Video
Microsoft Office
System Security
Virtualization
Tutorials
Chillout Room
Windows Vista Forums

now sure some groups overlap 32 bit and 64-bit.
but unless you are running all 32 bit software on a 64 bit machine ( which im sure LOTS of people will do) with a 64 bit OS you see much better performance from 64-bit software.
so strip out the generic groups that having windows 7 32 or 64 had no bearing on.
and now oyu have..
Drivers
Graphic Cards
Hardware & Devices
Performance & Maintenance
Sound & Audio
Crashes and Debugging
Software
Customization
Gaming
System Security
Tutorials

and you have forums that having 64-bit issues have near to no impact on 32-bit users and vice versa.
saying that its all windows, when Micro$oft suggests that you DONT use a 32 bit virus scanner on 64-bit windows, is a bit silly. if 64 bit worked exactly the same as 32-bit everything why even have the two editions? if the software worked the same then M$ would not bother having 64-bit builds that differ from the 32-bit versions.

just the way i look at it.
nutz
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04 Apr 2010   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I fail to see the point. At best, you would catch a 5% difference.
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