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Windows 7: Question. :/

16 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Question. :/

I'm new to Windows 7, installed it yesterday.

I installed the 32 bit version on my C: drive but later decided to install the 64 bit version as well on my D: drive as that would allow me to utilize all of my 4GB RAM.

Now my question is, does this affect the overall system performance? Also, the drivers that I installed for my 32 bit version, will work on my 64 bit version as well, right?

If not, can somebody link me to the 64 bit drivers for;

Dell Inspiron n5010 with these specifications:
Intel core i3 M 350 2.26 GHz
4GB RAM
320GB HDD
ATI Raedon HD57401


Thanks a bunch to anybody who could help me out.



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16 Aug 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Seefour View Post
I'm new to Windows 7, installed it yesterday.

I installed the 32 bit version on my C: drive but later decided to install the 64 bit version as well on my D: drive as that would allow me to utilize all of my 4GB RAM.

Now my question is, does this affect the overall system performance? Also, the drivers that I installed for my 32 bit version, will work on my 64 bit version as well, right?

If not, can somebody link me to the 64 bit drivers for;

Dell Inspiron n5010 with these specifications:
Intel core i3 M 350 2.26 GHz
4GB RAM
320GB HDD
ATI Raedon HD57401


Thanks a bunch to anybody who could help me out.

1-you can only run one system at a time having the other on the HD does nothing in terms of performance problems.

2-32 bit drivers dont work on 64 bit.

3-you can get 64 bit drivers from the same place you got 32bit (support.dell.com)]

Dont expect miricles. Remember 64 bit will let you use all 4 gigs but will use much more than it allows you to use. It is more resource intensive than 32 bit

Ken
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16 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Dell - Drivers and Downloads

Interestingly, I only see drivers for the X64 versions of Vista and Windows 7.

32 bit drivers will not, in general, work in a 64 bit OS.

How did you activate the X64 version? My understanding is that one license can be used for one version at a time.
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16 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Quote:

1-you can only run one system at a time having the other on the HD does nothing in terms of performance problems.

2-32 bit drivers dont work on 64 bit.

3-you can get 64 bit drivers from the same place you got 32bit (support.dell.com)]

Dont expect miricles. Remember 64 bit will let you use all 4 gigs but will use much more than it allows you to use. It is more resource intensive than 32 bit

Ken
Thanks for the reply Ken. I don't understand what you mean by 'resource intensive', does it mean things are going to work slower or what? :S

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
Dell - Drivers and Downloads

Interestingly, I only see drivers for the X64 versions of Vista and Windows 7.

32 bit drivers will not, in general, work in a 64 bit OS.

How did you activate the X64 version? My understanding is that one license can be used for one version at a time.
I haven't activated the 64 bit version, it says 30 days remaining for activation. Did my activation on the 32 bit version.
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16 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

If I were you, I'd play around with both for at least a couple months and decide which one I like better, as opposed to paying for another key. I know what your thinking. "What does he mean 'couple months?'" This might be of some interest to you: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...120-days.html?
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17 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
If I were you, I'd play around with both for at least a couple months and decide which one I like better, as opposed to paying for another key. I know what your thinking. "What does he mean 'couple months?'" This might be of some interest to you: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...120-days.html?
Dude. Thanks a bunch!

If I had any reputation, I'd give it all to you.
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17 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Unless you have a specific reason for using the x86 version, I'd go with the x64 version only and be done with it. Besides, you won't be able to keep both activated anyway...one license, one install at a time. If you don't see drivers for x64 from Dell, you can either get them from the manufacturers, like the chipset drivers right form Intel, or from Windows Update.
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