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Windows 7: Windows 7 64 bit on this pc

30 Aug 2016   #1
craftplayeri2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Windows 7 64 bit on this pc

Should I install windows 7 64 bit on my PC? the specs are on my profile, I've had windows 7 32 bit for 1.5 years until it got corrupted and won't boot properly anymore

I looked online and I saw you can install 64 bit on this PC, so is it worth it or am I just good by using 32 bit?


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30 Aug 2016   #2
Eric3742

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Welcome to Win 7 forum

Nope.

A 32 bit PC can only install Windows 7 32-bit.

A 64 bit PC can only install Windows 7 64-bit.

This is the rule.
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30 Aug 2016   #3
craftplayeri2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Eric3742 View Post
Welcome to Win 7 forum

Nope.

A 32 bit PC can only install Windows 7 32-bit.

A 64 bit PC can only install Windows 7 64-bit.

This is the rule.
I have pentium 4 650 and I think it can install windows 7 64 bit because I remember I checked using a software(forgot the name) and it told me my pc is capable of 64 bit
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31 Aug 2016   #4
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Eric3742 View Post
A 32 bit PC can only install Windows 7 32-bit.

A 64 bit PC can only install Windows 7 64-bit.

This is the rule.
This is not correct.

32 bits CPUs effectively are constrained to 32 bits OSs, there is no way around that.
But for 64 bits CPUs, they CAN support 32 bits OSs, they're backward compatible, and in fact, it's used in many places. Also, 64 bits CPUs are the norm now, pretty much any computer in built in the last 10 years, if not more, if 64 bits capable.

It's totally possible to install x64 on that computer. Although, given the specs, it's a bit constrained in the CPU power, it definitely supports it. I would give it a try.
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31 Aug 2016   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yes 4gb's of ram is the minimum amount of memory I'd run 64 bit on
You can see after installing 64 bit if you can add more ram using this
Crucial.com - Crucial System Scanner

Not sure what the scanner would say if you used it on 32 bit the machine is already at the max 32 bit can use.

Nope 4gb's is the max
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But you can still run 64 bit.
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31 Aug 2016   #6
wasnotwas

W10 Pro x64, W7 Pro x64 in VMware
 
 

According to the Intel sheet, the OP's cpu is single core (with HT), launch date 2005, 64 bit. Kudos for keeping it running, but I bet it struggles in today's environment, even with YouTube.
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31 Aug 2016   #7
craftplayeri2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Yes 4gb's of ram is the minimum amount of memory I'd run 64 bit on
You can see after installing 64 bit if you can add more ram using this
Crucial.com - Crucial System Scanner

Not sure what the scanner would say if you used it on 32 bit the machine is already at the max 32 bit can use.

Nope 4gb's is the max
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But you can still run 64 bit.
I checked in my BIOS it said my PC supports "EMT64" the software said the same thing, so should I go install 64 bit win7?
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31 Aug 2016   #8
craftplayeri2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wasnotwas View Post
According to the Intel sheet, the OP's cpu is single core (with HT), launch date 2005, 64 bit. Kudos for keeping it running, but I bet it struggles in today's environment, even with YouTube.
It doesn't struggle if you don't have much programs installed and watch YouTube videos in 720p
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31 Aug 2016   #9
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

If you have to do a clean install, you may as well use 64 bit if your hardware supports it---so yeah, I'd go for it.

You likely won't notice the difference, but 64 bit does have some behind-the-scene improvements and security enhancements.
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31 Aug 2016   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
You might look into a dual core pentium d is compatible looks like and dirt cheap
https://www.amazon.com/Intel-Pentium.../dp/B000YDLNGS
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