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Windows 7: Window 7 64 bit


11 Dec 2009   #1

Window 7 Ultiamte 32bit
 
 
Window 7 64 bit

hey everyone, as you know, i am new, so if i post at the wrong section, please tell me where i should post.

So uhm, i have 32 bit version of window 7, and i wanted to install 64 bit version. Do you guys think its a good idea? and how do i know if my system can run 64 bit ?

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11 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7
 
 

The Intel Core 2 Duo T5450 supports 64 bit. So you should be ok, you may want to do some searching on driver compatability for your components in 64 bit, but I've not had any trouble. With only 3 GB of RAM it's not neccesary, but if you plan on upgrading your rig beyond that you'll want to go to 64-bit to ensure your system can address all of your memory. Personally, I'm an advocate for using 64-bit if you can.
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11 Dec 2009   #3

Window 7 Ultiamte 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bmj2728 View Post
The Intel Core 2 Duo T5450 supports 64 bit. So you should be ok, you may want to do some searching on driver compatability for your components in 64 bit, but I've not had any trouble. With only 3 GB of RAM it's not neccesary, but if you plan on upgrading your rig beyond that you'll want to go to 64-bit to ensure your system can address all of your memory. Personally, I'm an advocate for using 64-bit if you can.
hmm okay, so the only problem is that i have to check if my drivers are compatible with 64 bit ?
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11 Dec 2009   #4

Window 7 Ultiamte 32bit
 
 

need more advice from gurus please
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11 Dec 2009   #5
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Are you using any really old peripherals like an old printer or other some such, if not you should be ok; you can always install the 64-bit and if you have any probs that can't be overcome you could go back to 32-bit.
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11 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

I've been using 64-bit Windows for ages now (XP 64 and now 7 x64) and not had many problems. The odd piece of old hardware not working (a cheap old webcam, nothing important lol).

I installed Windows 7 x64 when I had 2Gb of RAM because I was planning on getting 4Gb (which I've now got). I agree with bmj2728 and say that if you can run x64, you should. Mainly because I think that eventually 32-bit software will become thin on the ground (maybe not for a while mind lol).
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11 Dec 2009   #7

Window 7 Ultiamte 32bit
 
 

thanks everyone for the advices,
i will try to install 64 bit tomorrow, but uhm sorry.. one last question ^^" do i need to do a clean install to install 64 bit ?
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11 Dec 2009   #8

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Yes, you cant do an in place upgrade to 64bit...
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11 Dec 2009   #9
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Yes it has to be a clean install, there's no upgrade path from 32-bit to 64-bit.
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11 Dec 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

I'm using x64 for games and everything is smooth. You won't have any issues.
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