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Windows 7: Why is Windows 7 64-bit not 64-bit?

06 Dec 2012   #81
cheezz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
I'm finding this thread a very interesting psychological experimant. Everytime Spock3 is presented with any form of logic he/she fights to get out of the corner he/she has created. Weird but interesting! I wonder how it will end?
As I said before, the OP doesn't understand logic.


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06 Dec 2012   #82
cytherian

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Windows 7 x64 is not pure 64-bit because it contains a 32-bit compatibility layer (as King Arthur pointed out earlier), so that 32-bit applications can be executed. Is that a fault? No. It's a feature.

Windows comes with a wide range of features, some of which are innately tied into the operating system. For example, the Explorer program. There's a component of it that is used for Internet browsing, and one for browsing local files and folders. You CANNOT remove it from the system. No matter how badly you felt your alternate worked better, you wouldn't be able to force it in place, unless you were a Microsoft developer and could recompile the operating system to your specifications. Thus, there was an uproar from other Internet browser makers about Internet Explorer being the forced default and there being no way to change this. Microsoft conceded, but the core of Internet Explorer still remains--you cannot remove it without compromising the whole system.

I suspect you cannot remove the 32-bit compatibility layer either.

Back in the days of anemic processors and scarcity of ram and hard disk space, I could see the merits of painstakingly removing every little piece of non-essential software from a system. But today? It's an unproductive concern. Additional RAM and hard disk space is cheap. There is a vast array of CPU choices out there that will run Windows 7 just fine.

I really can't see any need to press on the complaint of being unable to rid Windows 7 64-bit all traces of 32-bit programs, other than to just stir chaos for one's amusement.
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06 Dec 2012   #83
OCIR

windows 7 home permium 64 bits
 
 

This was a fun read lol helped me pass the time at work
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06 Dec 2012   #84
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OCIR View Post
This was a fun read lol helped me pass the time at work
At least it served some useful purpose'

Better than doing this in the office
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06 Dec 2012   #85
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OCIR View Post
This was a fun read lol helped me pass the time at work
It has made me feel smarter.
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07 Dec 2012   #86
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Methinks the OP will be in for a rude shock when Micro$snot does come out with a "pure" 64 bit OS with no 32 bit compatibility. I'm personally dreading the day.
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07 Dec 2012   #87
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Methinks the OP will be in for a rude shock when Micro$snot does come out with a "pure" 64 bit OS with no 32 bit compatibility. I'm personally dreading the day.
Don't worry, i doubt the OP will recognise it when it does come out! One of us will have to explain to him/her how it works or more likely why it doesn't work!
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07 Dec 2012   #88
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

We haven't heard from OP in a while. I think he might've figured out a way to delete the Program Files (x86) folder
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09 Dec 2012   #89
proudtobegreek

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

I think he was last seen at BTjunkie,downloading some 64bit RAM...
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09 Dec 2012   #90
Spock3

7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

It's interesting that Greek people think they can download RAM. Maybe they have to, because they're short of cash! However, it can only be 'virtual' RAM.
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