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Windows 7: x86 versus x64 questions

13 Jul 2009   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DJG View Post
Windows Easy Transfer does not work x86 <> x64. Must be same "x".
Well, that did my PC not know. For me it worked from x86 to x64. I have not tried the other way around. It was only the settings I make it store, no programs at all, since (as you wrote) the path is not the same. X64 is aware of "program files" from a x32 should go to "program files(x86)". Remember, this is not done by specific paths, but with systempaths, i.e. /%windows/system32 aso. Of course there are no x64 programs in a x32 system, so all paths leeding to "program files" are swapped, I guess.

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14 Jul 2009   #12

Win 7 x64

I must have gone off on a tangent explaining my hardware. I will probably just use the removable drive to play with Win7 x64. Rather than try to figure it all out before I start, I will just install it fresh and see if it all works. If it does all work, I will think about transferring it all over as my main drive, maybe just starting from scratch again.
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14 Jul 2009   #13

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11

As mentioned in another post why not go with a dual boot. If you have the capability then that is the best way to go. It will allow you to jump back to the x86 mode if you find something that is not capable with the x64 mode. Also, if you are going to install win 7 x64 it would be an excellent idea to install at least another 2 Gb of ram. You will find that when using Adobe 64 bit products that the extra 2 Gb will help increase your computers performance. In fact if you can a ford it go with 8 to 16 Gb.

Hope this gives you some good ideas.
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14 Jul 2009   #14

Windows 7 Build 7600

Here is some info on my computer I take it that my computer is a go with 64bit
Is there anything that would screw with the change over from 32bit ?
The one program I run that I am worried about is a cad/cam program
Surfcam Velocity 4 it makes a passing remark that it is 64bit capable
And I can't seem to find out anymore info as to how capable this particular build is with 64bit the vendor is so tight lipped about it that I'm suspicious it's like 2 builds behind the latest to which they want like 14 grand for the latest and I'm not going through that again

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