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Windows 7: how can i know my laptop can run 64 bit windows?

27 Dec 2009   #1
gamepoint

windows 7 professional x64 bit RTM
 
 
how can i know my laptop can run 64 bit windows?

i just installed 32 bit windows.but how can i know i can install 64 bit coz im looking forward to install it


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27 Dec 2009   #2
RogerR

 
 

Microsoft has an on-line compatibility checker that will tell you if your hardware is compatible. More important to your decision will be any legacy software you can't leave behind.

Here
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27 Dec 2009   #3
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

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27 Dec 2009   #4
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Have a look at this old thread. Half way down the page is a link for testing 64 bit capability.

how to check if my system is 64 capable?
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28 Dec 2009   #5
Ray95

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

As RogerR says, before i had Windows 7 i downloaded this Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor, It must work for you, I found out from it that I'd need a custom install if i wanted to go with 64 bit but I have too much files to risk loosing.

So anyways, download the advisor, connect to the internet and see if its working or not.

Hope it all works out for you!
-Ray95
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28 Dec 2009   #6
gamepoint

windows 7 professional x64 bit RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
yes..it is compaq presario..so?can i installed the 64 bit windows?
my processor is AMD athlon x2 dual core QL 65 2.10 GHz.memory is 4g..but since i installed 32 bit.it says only 2.75g usable
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28 Dec 2009   #7
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Use the Upgrade Advisor, once you are sure that you have the minimum specs, you can return here and we can decide if your computer is powerful enough to give you the full impact of all the special features or if you will just get by.
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29 Dec 2009   #8
gamepoint

windows 7 professional x64 bit RTM
 
 

i run the program which myzr7 recommends,(securable.exe)..and this is what the program says


This processor does offer 64-bit modes of operation. This means that this system is able to run the significantly more secure 64-bit versions of Microsoft's Windows XP and Vista operating systems.

The biggest challenge for 64-bit Windows systems is the fact that existing 32-bit device drivers cannot be used by the 64-bit operating system kernel. So if you do plan to try switching to 64-bit Windows, you should be sure to have a means for reverting to 32-bit operation if your system's hardware turns out to be incompatible with 64-bit operation. Many people have reverted to 32-bit operation after bravely giving 64-bits a try for a short time.

should i move to 64?what is the pros and cons of installing 64?
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29 Dec 2009   #9
yowanvista

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gamepoint View Post
i run the program which myzr7 recommends,(securable.exe)..and this is what the program says


This processor does offer 64-bit modes of operation. This means that this system is able to run the significantly more secure 64-bit versions of Microsoft's Windows XP and Vista operating systems.

The biggest challenge for 64-bit Windows systems is the fact that existing 32-bit device drivers cannot be used by the 64-bit operating system kernel. So if you do plan to try switching to 64-bit Windows, you should be sure to have a means for reverting to 32-bit operation if your system's hardware turns out to be incompatible with 64-bit operation. Many people have reverted to 32-bit operation after bravely giving 64-bits a try for a short time.

should i move to 64?what is the pros and cons of installing 64?
You should go to 64-bit because you will be able to use all your 4GB of ram
I have also installed 64bit on my laptop and it runs fine with no compatibility issues
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29 Dec 2009   #10
gamepoint

windows 7 professional x64 bit RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gamepoint View Post
i run the program which myzr7 recommends,(securable.exe)..and this is what the program says


This processor does offer 64-bit modes of operation. This means that this system is able to run the significantly more secure 64-bit versions of Microsoft's Windows XP and Vista operating systems.

The biggest challenge for 64-bit Windows systems is the fact that existing 32-bit device drivers cannot be used by the 64-bit operating system kernel. So if you do plan to try switching to 64-bit Windows, you should be sure to have a means for reverting to 32-bit operation if your system's hardware turns out to be incompatible with 64-bit operation. Many people have reverted to 32-bit operation after bravely giving 64-bits a try for a short time.

should i move to 64?what is the pros and cons of installing 64?
You should go to 64-bit because you will be able to use all your 4GB of ram
I have also installed 64bit on my laptop and it runs fine with no compatibility issues
i have run the windows 7 upgrade advisor and the results is i CAN install 64 bit windows.But,in the ram section,it says that i installed only 2.8 g of RAM while my computer's properties says i installed 4g of ram but 2.75 usable...so??which one is coorect amount of ram i've installed??i'm quite sure i had installed 4g.
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