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Windows 7: 64bit vs 32bit

30 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 32 bit Home Premium
64bit vs 32bit

Hello all :-)

Have just got myself a 1TB Samsung HDD, Lovely.

What I`d like to know is when I reformat from FAT32 to NTFS should I use the 64bit
format or 32bit? I`m fairly sure I wasn`t dreaming when I noticed the option?

If it is possible, can I use 64bit format with 32bit OS and if so does it make a difference. Also with a 64bit OS, does a 32bit formatting slow disk transfer rate?

I`m, as ever, perplexed and need some reliable guidance and information.

Thanks all, Stoo :-)

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30 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

You might have that confused with OS type.
NTFS is pretty much NTFS.
Check here,
for more info.
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31 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7 32 bit Home Premium

Lovely, thanks for the reply. Have some rep, too :-)
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