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Windows 7: Should i upgrade to x64

07 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
Should i upgrade to x64

Sorry if this is in the wrong place.

I'm using windows 7 32bit at the min but i have a legit copy of 64bit and wondered if it is worth while upgrading.

Any thoughts very grateful.


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07 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by customBUILDER View Post
Sorry if this is in the wrong place.

I'm using windows 7 32bit at the min but i have a legit copy of 64bit and wondered if it is worth while upgrading.

Any thoughts very grateful.
Mostly depends on how you use the system. 64bit supports more memory, so if you use graphic intense programs or the like, it would help if you were to add additional memory. Sometime, in the future, more programs will be written to take advantage of 64bit OS, but not so much today.

Check the following site for more in depth information;

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...sked-questions#

HTH
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07 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by customBUILDER View Post
Sorry if this is in the wrong place.

I'm using windows 7 32bit at the min but i have a legit copy of 64bit and wondered if it is worth while upgrading.

Any thoughts very grateful.
If you could, can you fill in your system specifications: System Info - See Your System Specs
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07 May 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

I prefer 32 bit on 4gb RAM or less, but it also depends on the processor strength. You don't want to upgrade RAM too much if there's a weak processor Check that it's 64 bit capable.

Some of your RAM is reserved for hardware. YOu can see a graph of this by typing Resource Monitor into Start Search box, then clicking on the Memory tab.

32 bit vs 64 bit Comparison - Windows 7 Forums
64-bit More than just the RAM bit-tech.net

You are entitled to run either 32- or 64-bit with any Windows 7 license no matter what OEM manufacturer tries to tell you or how they limit driver availability - I've always been able to find them. Just use this method if applicable to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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07 May 2012   #5

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

I have found 64 bit to be faster, more secure, less problematic than 32 bit and that is on a system with 4 GB.

Here is a link for you:
32-bit and 64-bit Windows: frequently asked questions
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