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Windows 7: Upgraded from x86 to x64


07 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Upgraded from x86 to x64

Hey guys, I upgraded to x64 and I do notice a nice speed change. But, when looking at my hard drive I notice a folder called Programs Files (x84). Is this safe to delete? If so, how can I delete it?


Thanks guys!


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07 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yanks0826 View Post
Hey guys, I upgraded to x64 and I do notice a nice speed change. But, when looking at my hard drive I notice a folder called Programs Files (x84). Is this safe to delete? If so, how can I delete it?


Thanks guys!
NO!

It is the program folder for non x64 bit programs.

~Lordbob
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07 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yanks0826 View Post
Hey guys, I upgraded to x64 and I do notice a nice speed change. But, when looking at my hard drive I notice a folder called Programs Files (x84). Is this safe to delete? If so, how can I delete it?


Thanks guys!
NO!

It is the program folder for non x64 bit programs.

~Lordbob
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07 Dec 2009   #4

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yanks0826 View Post
Hey guys, I upgraded to x64 and I do notice a nice speed change.
That's mostly imagined and from the fact it's a clean install unless you're doing video editing or similar.
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07 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yanks0826 View Post
Hey guys, I upgraded to x64 and I do notice a nice speed change. But, when looking at my hard drive I notice a folder called Programs Files (x84). Is this safe to delete? If so, how can I delete it?


Thanks guys!
NO!

It is the program folder for non x64 bit programs.

~Lordbob
Listen to 'Bob. He's right on. The Program Files folder is for x64, while (as 'Bob mentioned) the Program Files (x86) is for 32bit programs.
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07 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yanks0826 View Post
Hey guys, I upgraded to x64 and I do notice a nice speed change.
That's mostly imagined and from the fact it's a clean install unless you're doing video editing or similar.

No, there is a change. I am a heavy video editor, while multitasking with other tasks, and the speed that I am experiencing now opposed to when I was running 32-bit, is a HUGE difference. My computer is running much more smoother, slicker, and faster.
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07 Dec 2009   #7

Windows® 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yanks0826 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yanks0826 View Post
Hey guys, I upgraded to x64 and I do notice a nice speed change.
That's mostly imagined and from the fact it's a clean install unless you're doing video editing or similar.

No, there is a change. I am a heavy video editor, while multitasking with other tasks, and the speed that I am experiencing now opposed to when I was running 32-bit, is a HUGE difference. My computer is running much more smoother, slicker, and faster.
And therein lies the reason you are seeing the speed diff & torrentg did mention video editing.
These are the areas it's most noticeable, but for gaming & everyday tasks there's very little diff in speeds.
I've done numerous tests to see for myself as well as real-world apps testing.
The major benefit as everyone already knows is there's basically no memory limits (192 Gbs usable) with W7U x64 were as the x86 system limit is 4Gbs total which includes HW (hardware) memory usage.
That's why most will see that they got 3.325Gbs usable RAM (or there abouts) out of the installed 4 is because the other HW is using the rest.
For complete info on memory limits of all Windows operating systems click this text!
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07 Dec 2009   #8

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MUff1N View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yanks0826 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post

That's mostly imagined and from the fact it's a clean install unless you're doing video editing or similar.

No, there is a change. I am a heavy video editor, while multitasking with other tasks, and the speed that I am experiencing now opposed to when I was running 32-bit, is a HUGE difference. My computer is running much more smoother, slicker, and faster.
And therein lies the reason you are seeing the speed diff & torrentg did mention video editing.
These are the areas it's most noticeable, but for gaming & everyday tasks there's very little diff in speeds.
I've done numerous tests to see for myself as well as real-world apps testing.
The major benefit as everyone already knows is there's basically no memory limits (192 Gbs usable) with W7U x64 were as the x86 system limit is 4Gbs total which includes HW (hardware) memory usage.
That's why most will see that they got 3.325Gbs usable RAM (or there abouts) out of the installed 4 is because the other HW is using the rest.
For complete info on memory limits of all Windows operating systems click this text!

Wow, this place is very much a great source for useful information, but man, the sarcasm is pretty thick. lol
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07 Dec 2009   #9

Windows 7 X64
 
 

Quote:
Wow, this place is very much a great source for useful information, but man, the sarcasm is pretty thick. lol
LOL ya the sarcasm around here is brutal.
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07 Dec 2009   #10

7600.20510 x86
 
 

I think you guys are taking his post wrong.

I don't think he's being sarcastic. Only informative. But of course, I can not speak for him. Only my opinion.
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