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Windows 7: Why 32bit?

23 Jun 2008   #11
dmex

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
But think about it, by the time 7 is released everybody will be using 4gig or more of ram, and the people that aren't, well they really shouldn't be running Microsoft's latest OS.
I had a discussion about that with a few poeple, we where thinking its because the amount of things not supported on 32bit like Flash and a few other bits of needed software and things like the amount of people saying they would skip Vista for Windows 7, hence the reason why Microsoft probably didn't want to alienate all the same users once again..

If there was a 1 for 1 copy of all the software used on 32bit under 64bit plus minus the whingers and the heap of news storys who said they would skip Vsta for windows 7, I bet they would have made it 64bit only...

Even if Windows 8 was going to be the first 64bit only release they would still end up making a 32bit edition because I head the same statement from Microsoft about server 2008, They said it was only going to be 64bit yet I have a 32bit edition disk


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29 Sep 2008   #12
Element

Win7 Ult 64
 
 

Eventually the hardware is going to outpace the software in terms of usage and manufacturing. In essence forcing the software developers to scramble to make their programs 64bit. Right now they are still open to leaving them at 32 bit because the 64bit platform of hardware isn't dominating the market share yet. However in the next few years I can see that changing drastically.

Currently there are very few developers even embracing 64bit because the consumer market isn't demanding it. So what is going to happen when the hardware market outpaces the software market? I think there will be a HUGE rush to rewrite or recode certain software to 64 bit platform to accommodate the great advances in software, but I could be wrong.

I was last under the impression that MS had stated they wanted Windows 7 to be the first complete 64bit only released OS, but I guess they have to do what is best for the company in the long run to make and continue to make a profit.
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29 Sep 2008   #13
Adamd

Windows 7 7100 build
 
 

Well if they are going to release 32bit I just hope they focus even more on 64 bit like Vista and make it better or 100% just as good as 32 bit
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20 Oct 2008   #14
Everlong

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
I just dont get why there is a 32bit Windows 7 are there any 32bit PC's left?

Edit
Just noticed I didn't even get first post on my own forum!!
I did read just before Vista came out that the next Windows would just be 64 bit, but I guess they gave in to everyone asking for 32bit still, like they did with increasing the XP support.
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20 Oct 2008   #15
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

They are saying that 7 is the last 32-bit OS!













Later Ted
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21 Oct 2008   #16
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

POINTLESS!!!!!

x32 is DEAD!!... everything should be x64 by default from this point on.

they obviously wanna grab those extra pennys from the ppl still running x32 H/W
which is ''catch 22'' really seeing as those x32 rigs wont run Vista happily & will struggle even more with W7

for ppl to get the best experience from a new OS they need a good H/W base to start from, M$ should state ....
''it will not run on older tech'' ..&.. ''this will be a x64 release ONLY!!'', so the ppl who use it will love it from the outset

unlike the Vista fiasco where users with crap machines became ''Vista haters'' b/c it failed to work properly...

just my penny's worth.

SK
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21 Oct 2008   #17
z3r010

 

How many people will be using less than 4gig of ram by 2010 anyway!!
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21 Oct 2008   #18
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
How many people will be using less than 4gig of ram by 2010 anyway!!
These kind of people ...

excessive memory use 'heavy' sites - Vista Forums

Cleaning the (Recover D) drive - Vista Forums

system is a 64 bit, and it needs to be 32 bit - Vista Forums

And my first post in this same thread ...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid
Most people aren't ready for 64-bit as THIS THREAD from x64 points out.
This guy is going to go back to XP so he can run the program in question.
Some people will never be ready for the future!


Later Ted
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28 Mar 2009   #19
Fizban

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
But think about it, by the time 7 is released everybody will be using 4gig or more of ram, and the people that aren't, well they really shouldn't be running Microsoft's latest OS.
Nah 2 GB is honestly still plenty of RAM. My laptop has 2 GB RAM and runs windows 7 flawlessly and can also play games from a few years ago at beautiful framerates. Not as sure about new games simply because I haven't bought any recently, but it plays Oblivion at 60-80 fps when the video card is overclocked. In fact I'd say 4 GB of RAM is overkill still for most people.
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28 Mar 2009   #20
Fizban

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
unlike the Vista fiasco where users with crap machines became ''Vista haters'' b/c it failed to work properly...

just my penny's worth.

SK
Agreed. Mind Vista pissed me off a few times, specifically when Windows Update corrupted my USB drivers; but most people I know that disliked it had put it on PC's that in my eyes had no business running XP, let alone Vista. You put Vista on a PC with 512 MB RAM and then bitch about it not running fast....go figure.
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