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Windows 7: x64 Top Tips


19 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
x64 Top Tips

I've just moved to x64 after using x86 exclusively for 2 years (Vista & Windows 7).
Does anyone have any top tips to bear in mind when using x64 on a day-to-day basis?


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19 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rsvr85 View Post
I've just moved to x64 after using x86 exclusively for 2 years (Vista & Windows 7).
Does anyone have any top tips to bear in mind when using x64 on a day-to-day basis?
Make sure your devices have x64 versions?
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19 Nov 2009   #3

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

My advice to you would be, just to enjoy and wait (probably just a couple of years), until 64 will be the norm and you will be all set.
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19 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Been using x64 for a little while now (including XP 64) and love it. Windows 7 x64 is fantastic.

The other good thing for me is that it means I can compile my code to x64 only versions if I need to.
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19 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AntiSilence View Post
Been using x64 for a little while now (including XP 64) and love it. Windows 7 x64 is fantastic.

The other good thing for me is that it means I can compile my code to x64 only versions if I need to.
In order to compile to x64 versions, do you need to use different data types, like int64? Or does the x64 compiler do all the x64 conversion?
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