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Windows 7: Dump 64..try 32

16 Dec 2009   #1
Boastree

Win7 Ultimate
 
 
Dump 64..try 32

The vast majority of problems I am seeng posted here are Win7 64 related. I am experiencing practically none of these problems with 32. I would also be willing to bet that most of the problems with 64 is not with the OS but with hardware and software makers who dont really want to put in the extra effort.

I have used MS OS's since 95, a very good system for it's time (never was 64 bit), and I am very impressed with this Win 7 32. I started seeing the writting on the wall with XP 64 and its multitude of problems.

With a good processor (3 gig dual core or better), 4 gigs of ram (yes I know the 32 bit will not see over about 3.5 but still better than 3), and a good video card with a gig or better memory I dont think there is much of an advantage with 64 and loose all the compatability issues....what works, works.

Dump the 64 bit OS get 32 and ejoy this new OS at its best...
Just my opinion.


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16 Dec 2009   #2
MrMephitis

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM
 
 

I think half the time it is the luck of the draw, I have installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64 on two machines in my house, one fairly old hardware and one on my new rig and I have had no issues at all during or after installation on either of them.
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16 Dec 2009   #3
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

You are right: there are more problems with x64 because of driver issues. Only problem is when you want more than 3.5GB of RAM.
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16 Dec 2009   #4
dave1812

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boastree View Post
The vast majority of problems I am seeng posted here are Win7 64 related. I am experiencing practically none of these problems with 32. I would also be willing to bet that most of the problems with 64 is not with the OS but with hardware and software makers who dont really want to put in the extra effort.

I have used MS OS's since 95, a very good system for it's time (never was 64 bit), and I am very impressed with this Win 7 32. I started seeing the writting on the wall with XP 64 and its multitude of problems.

With a good processor (3 gig dual core or better), 4 gigs of ram (yes I know the 32 bit will not see over about 3.5 but still better than 3), and a good video card with a gig or better memory I dont think there is much of an advantage with 64 and loose all the compatability issues....what works, works.

Dump the 64 bit OS get 32 and ejoy this new OS at its best...
Just my opinion.
I won't use 64bit windows until there is no more 32 bit available for the very reason you pointed out--driver issues. If I was a graphics professional needing great performance from Photoshop, then I'd get the fastest PC I could find with all the memory the M/B would accept, meaning I'd need to use 64 bit Windows. I'd also keep some 323 machines around for when I need better compatibility. Seeing as I'm NOT a Photoshop pro, I'm fine with my 32 bit machine.
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16 Dec 2009   #5
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

With my specs (you can see below), I am having no issues with Windows 7 x64. The only issues have been minor software compatibility because they are really from the XP era BUT some manufacturer's have actually fixed the issues.
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16 Dec 2009   #6
dave1812

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
With my specs (you can see below), I am having no issues with Windows 7 x64. The only issues have been minor software compatibility because they are really from the XP era BUT some manufacturer's have actually fixed the issues.
Issues with 64 aren't so much about specs, but rather what hardware one has that requires drivers that aren't available for 64. For example, I have medical devices for which the mfgr has stated they won't provide 64 bit drivers. I'd rather continue to periodically hook up those devices to my PC for data analysis, rather than install a 64 bit OS that leaves that device out in the cold. that's just ONE example of why people shun 64 bit.
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16 Dec 2009   #7
z3r010

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boastree View Post
The vast majority of problems I am seeng posted here are Win7 64 related.

There are more x64 users here than x86, thus more x64 problems.
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16 Dec 2009   #8
c59

7rc
 
 

I haven't run into any problems with 7 64. I switched to 64 with the beta release. It felt more responsive so I even tried it on a 3 year old notebook that shipped with vista. No problems there also beta-rc-retail. I haven't had problems with drivers or software including Adobe CS3 suite Premiere and After Effects, video encoding software and i-tunes (I lied there was one version of itunes that took some tweaking). Use it or don't but my experience has been trouble free.
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16 Dec 2009   #9
pat247

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have been trying to like 64-bit windows for the past year, first with Vista and then with Win 7. Last week I did a clean install of the 32-bit version of Win 7 on my system and "Oh MY God" I love my computer once again. All the niggeling little problems that I was experiencing are gone and even though I lost 4 GB of memory, I will not be going back to 64-bit anytime soon.
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16 Dec 2009   #10
Im a Noob

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Ive had 64 Bit Windows Vista and Windows 7 and ive never experienced a problem. So i don't know what everyone has against x64
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