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Windows 7: which os to use

07 Jan 2016   #1
carputer93

windows 7
 
 
which os to use

I have acer aspire r1600 it currently has 150gb HD running windows 7 pro 32bit. I upgraded the ram to 4gb It was at 1gb . my question is would it be better to upgrade the OS to windows 7 ultimate 64 bit. on my system settings it says only 3gb is usable . I found out its cuz I'm using a 32bit OS . will the OS upgrade make any difference


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07 Jan 2016   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

There will be no difference if you installed Ultimate, you will gain nothing.

With 4 GB of memory 32 bit is fine.
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07 Jan 2016   #3
carputer93

windows 7
 
 

So your saying I still can't use the other gb at all I don't care too much for Windows 8 or 10
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07 Jan 2016   #4
joedaman633

Windows 10 x64
 
 

I agree that 4GB is borderline anyway. Although 32 bit won't read all the available memory, it's not worth spending the extra money to buy a 64 bit version of an OS just to use that much more RAM.
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07 Jan 2016   #5
carputer93

windows 7
 
 

i have the OS from a another computer I don't use . windows site states my bios could be outdated or that is the most ram the computer can support for my setup
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07 Jan 2016   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Using Ultimate has nothing to do with that, Ultimate is no different then Pro when it comes to memory.

Your memory is fine, don`t worry about it.

If you ever install more then 4 GB, then you might install 64 Bit Professional, you already have the key for it.

No need to buy Ultimate.
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07 Jan 2016   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carputer93 View Post
So your saying I still can't use the other gb at all I don't care too much for Windows 8 or 10
Your pc is using the other 1 GB, for graphics.

Open up Resource Monitor and you`ll see.
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07 Jan 2016   #8
carputer93

windows 7
 
 

ok thanks thus us where I got my info from
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/978610
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07 Jan 2016   #9
carputer93

windows 7
 
 

as stated above I already have ultimate from a old computer so getting the software isn't a problem . from what I think idk if I can stick more than 4gb of ram in that small computer it only has two slots for ram and if it can take more than 4 gb of ram idk I could be wrong
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07 Jan 2016   #10
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You`d have to find the specs for the PC and see how much the motherboard supports, I googled the model you posted and it bought up articles about the Chevrolet

There is no reason to install 64 bit unless you can put 8 GB in the PC.
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