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Windows 7: upgrade 32bit or 64 bit?


10 Jan 2010   #1

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upgrade 32bit or 64 bit?

Hi, i bought a used Dell inspiron 1501 with XP pro and thinking about goin to win 7. I got no disc's with it .My question is after goin to win 7 will i have a problem when it comes time to REINSTALL win 7 at a later date (2-3 years) from the UPGRADE dvd as there will be no previous OS on it.

Also it has the 64 bit AMD 64 dual core running @ 1.8ghz i believe with 2 gig ram which is shared w video.will it run the 64 bit version well??? MAX ram is 2 GIG should I install 32 bit or 64 bit???

THANKS in advance Robert...


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10 Jan 2010   #2

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It will, but with the memory you have, you wont notice any difference from the 32 bit version... MS recommends a minimum of 4gb of memory for 64bit...

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10 Jan 2010   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roberthoyle View Post
Hi, i bought a used Dell inspiron 1501 with XP pro and thinking about goin to win 7. I got no disc's with it .My question is after goin to win 7 will i have a problem when it comes time to REINSTALL win 7 at a later date (2-3 years) from the UPGRADE dvd as there will be no previous OS on it.

Also it has the 64 bit AMD 64 dual core running @ 1.8ghz i believe with 2 gig ram which is shared w video.will it run the 64 bit version well??? MAX ram is 2 GIG should I install 32 bit or 64 bit???

THANKS in advance Robert...
Clean Install Windows 7

Here is a link to our tutorial regarding a clean install, with an upgrade DVD, when there is no OS installed. I think that after you read this you will see how it easy it will be to install a few years from now.
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10 Jan 2010   #4

windows 7
 
 

Would someone address the second part of my post
AMD 64 1.8ghz dual core with 2gig ram (MAX).... 32 bit or 64 bit upgrade???

THANKS Robert
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10 Jan 2010   #5

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It actually was answered by Tews. I did not answer but I agree with Tews. 2gb or less stay with 32. Others will come on and disagree. I do not think that it will be worth your while to go with 64. Although limited, there are problems with 64, with appl etc. I just had one poster who could not get her printer to work with 64.
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10 Jan 2010   #6

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Thanks,I need to check my reading glasses Will do the 32 bit upgrade..

Robert...
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