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Windows 7: 64-bit Capable?!

10 Jul 2013   #1
Yatchiie

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 
64-bit Capable?!

Hello, I was just wondering if my PC can handle 64-bit version of windows. My friend has been forcing me to switch from 32 to 64 but I'm a little bit worried because I have only 2gb of ram. Any suggestions? Should I go for 64-bit without upgrading my ram or stay with 32-bit? Your answers will be highly appreciated, thanks in advance By the way, I attached my pc specs for your reference.




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10 Jul 2013   #2
strollin

W7 Ult desktop, W8.1 laptop, W7 Home netbook, W8.1 tablet, Win 10 TP VM
 
 

Unless you plan to install 4GB or more of RAM, moving to 64-bit will not buy you anything. 2GB is the MINIMUM amount of RAM for 64-bit Win 7.

If you look at the screenshot you posted of your system info, at the bottom of the System section, it tells you that the system is 64-bit capable.

If I were to upgrade something on your system, the first thing I would upgrade would be your video card.
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10 Jul 2013   #3
DMHolt57

 
 

You should look for two sticks of dual channel 4GB ram which is pretty cheap now, then go to 64 bit.
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10 Jul 2013   #4
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Your computer can run 64 bits OS with no problems (all recent and not-so recent CPUs can really), but you're a bit short on memory for Windows x64. 2GB is the bare minimum, and 64 bits is even more memory hungry than x86, so unless you upgrade your RAM first (to 4GB I would say, at least) it's better to stay with 32 bits.
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11 Jul 2013   #5
Yatchiie

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

By the way, how about my hard disc capacity? Do I need to upgrade it too?
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11 Jul 2013   #6
strollin

W7 Ult desktop, W8.1 laptop, W7 Home netbook, W8.1 tablet, Win 10 TP VM
 
 

It looks like you have a 300GB drive with 86GB free on your C: partition and 74GB free on your D: partition so you have approximately 1/2 of your drive still free. It wouldn't hurt to upgrade it but it's not necessary unless you have software that you want to install but can't because you lack storage space.

One upgrade you might consider is to install an ssd as your boot drive and then use the existing hdd for data storage.
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11 Jul 2013   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
It looks like you have a 300GB drive with 86GB free on your C: partition and 74GB free on your D: partition so you have approximately 1/2 of your drive still free. It wouldn't hurt to upgrade it but it's not necessary unless you have software that you want to install but can't because you lack storage space.

One upgrade you might consider is to install an ssd as your boot drive and then use the existing hdd for data storage.
+1 - I would subscribe to that. A small SSD (60 to 128GB) for the OS (and only for the OS and programs) will give you a significant performance boost.
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14 Jul 2013   #8
Yatchiie

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Thank you! Now I know what I should upgrade in order to install 64-bit of Windows
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