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Windows 7: Installing x64 - My Story

04 Oct 2009   #1
sergiogarcia9

 
Installing x64 - My Story

Installing x64 on a pc with 2 GB DDR2 RAM, Intel Pentium Dual Core 1.60 GHZ, and 160 GB HDD:

After talking to Mark/Mr.Grim yesterday about his installer for his awesome icons, he convinced me to install x64. I downloaded x64, and burned it to a dvd. Then i had some trouble getting the dvd to boot, but in the end i figured it out. The install went really fast, faster than i expected. I made a 38.9 GB partion for the x64. It installed in about 20 minutes. After install, i was really surprised on how fast x64 is. It installed my drivers without any problems, got it activated with technet key, installed various apps like PS, Firefox, Fireworks, Flash etc and again i was amazed. The speed of PS is much better than on x86!

Until now this has been an amazing experience, i will definitely use x64 from now on.

Now on to play with x64

- Sergio


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04 Oct 2009   #2
QuackPot

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Just hose faster is x64 compared the x86 version of Windows 7?
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04 Oct 2009   #3
sergiogarcia9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by QuackPot View Post
Just hose faster is x64 compared the x86 version of Windows 7?
Well for me it has better performance, in all apps, including PS, which is a very good thing for me as i do a lot of graphic work.
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04 Oct 2009   #4
Subsonic

Windows7 x64 7600 16385
 
 

I think it depends on other specs of your computer as well. My old laptop has a Turion 64 processor so is certainly capable of x64, however, its maxed out on ram at 2gb. I don't believe I would see any improvement with this rig running x64.
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04 Oct 2009   #5
FyrmnJ

Dual Booting Windows Vista32 bit And Windows 7 Home premium (x64) (build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sergiogarcia9 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by QuackPot View Post
Just hose faster is x64 compared the x86 version of Windows 7?
Well for me it has better performance, in all apps, including PS, which is a very good thing for me as i do a lot of graphic work.
Yeppo, and it is much faster when using a SSD harddrive.

FyrmnJ in Philly
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04 Oct 2009   #6
sergiogarcia9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Subsonic View Post
I think it depends on other specs of your computer as well. My old laptop has a Turion 64 processor so is certainly capable of x64, however, its maxed out on ram at 2gb. I don't believe I would see any improvement with this rig running x64.
Well i thought the exact same with my laptop. But there is a big improvement
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04 Oct 2009   #7
Subsonic

Windows7 x64 7600 16385
 
 

Well, next time I need to reinstall, I may have to try it.
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04 Oct 2009   #8
Pandemonium

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Great stuff.

Most threads are made by people asking for help because something has gone wrong. Its refreshing to read a positive Windows experience. I too have gone to x64 from x86 and absolutely love it.
Good to read some positive feedback
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04 Oct 2009   #9
Antman

 

Sergio is a perfect candidate for 64-bit. Graphics apps are a class of software that gets the "boost".
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04 Oct 2009   #10
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

I switched to 64 bit when 7 rtm was released. i will never go back to 32bit.
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