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Windows 7: Why 32bit?

28 Mar 2009   #21
Orbital Shark

 
 

Isn't it funny how every1 want's to jump on the x64 bandwagon, then shoot down any1 still using x86?? I'm using a 32 bit laptop with only 768MB of memory (will eventually upgrade to 2GB) and it runs W7 flawlessly, where Vista was so sluggish. Even a lot of new laptops still have 32 bit hardware.

Don't be so x86ist as it works perfectly well for those who use it.

I agree that 64 bit IS the way forward but sometimes it just takes a bit of time (and money LOL)....


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28 Mar 2009   #22
LAPS

 

My opinion is this:

Microsoft wants kill Windows XP, but the most part of computers with XP only supports 32 bits. My computer dosn't suporte x64, but run W7 x86 perfectly.

And not everybody has money to buy a pc good enouth to use a 64 bits version. A good Core2Duo in Brazil costs more than R$350, and now with the dollar expansive, the things gets more expansive.

Windows 7 should be the last x86 version of Windows, when Microsoft makes Windows "8", the most part of PCs will support x64, but now the 32bits is essential to the system sucess.

(sorry about the write mistakes)
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28 Mar 2009   #23
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Perhaps we should start a petition while theres still time to make MS really push 64-bit this time around.
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28 Mar 2009   #24
Fizban

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
Isn't it funny how every1 want's to jump on the x64 bandwagon, then shoot down any1 still using x86?? I'm using a 32 bit laptop with only 768MB of memory (will eventually upgrade to 2GB) and it runs W7 flawlessly, where Vista was so sluggish. Even a lot of new laptops still have 32 bit hardware.

Don't be so x86ist as it works perfectly well for those who use it.

I agree that 64 bit IS the way forward but sometimes it just takes a bit of time (and money LOL)....
What new laptop is x86? I can't think of a single one. 95+% of new laptops are Cpre 2 Duo's.
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28 Mar 2009   #25
Orbital Shark

 
 

I must have had my head in the clouds LOL, point taken. I'm still gonna stick with x86 as the driver signing for ALL drivers will just wind me up LOL. Although software/hardware developers will eventually sort this out.
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28 Mar 2009   #26
Zanarkand

 
 

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?
What you have there corei7 965 (yes I checked) is nothing but a 32 bit processor with 64 bit extensions (x86-64) So maybe that's why! If you're so pro , Yes there will be and there is true 64 bit version of Windows 7: Windows Server 2008 R2 Itanium. That's 64 bit. Good luck

edit: and x86 OS-es can use more than 4G ram too.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/w.../bb430827.aspx
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28 Mar 2009   #27
DiamondNRG

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zanarkand View Post
What you have there corei7 965 (yes I checked) is nothing but a 32 bit processor with 64 bit extensions (x86-64) So maybe that's why! If you're so pro , Yes there will be and there is true 64 bit version of Windows 7: Windows Server 2008 R2 Itanium. That's 64 bit. Good luck

edit: and x86 OS-es can use more than 4G ram too.
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Server operating systems are not designed for the same kind of usage as client operating systems and don't belong being compared to them that way.

Windows 8 is going to be x64 only, as windows 7 should have been (AND WAS PLANNED TO BE), they just didn't have the balls to do it.
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28 Mar 2009   #28
Zanarkand

 
 

I know, but he didn't mention that. MS may didn't have the balls, but I think they did it right and with that it is 32 and 64 bit too they made a really good OS. It supports forward and backwards a lot, and I think it's very important. Or maybe just a nice gesture
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28 Mar 2009   #29
Jaqie

Windows 7 Beta (and others, multiboot)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
How many people will be using less than 4gig of ram by 2010 anyway!!
My brand new Lenovo S10 has a hardware limitation of 2GB ram (which ive upped it to already) and I dont plan on replacing it at the beginning of next year - or for lots of years, either. I finally got this when replacing my toshiba libretto 70CT. Many people are on hardware rotations of 2-4+ years, and even less for their notebooks. I've been heavily considering setting up win7 32 bit onto my S10, to replace the xp pro ive got on it now, and I tried win7 7000 on my old main system which had only 1.5GB ram before my recent upgrade. It doesn't really run all that bad compared to XP on 1.5GB or 2GB ram.
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28 Mar 2009   #30
AllanJacques

XP/7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fizban View Post
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.
So do you think 2gig is enough to run 64-bit windows 7? I mean, will there be any disadvantages in doing so?
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