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Windows 7: Going back to 32 Bit?

04 May 2010   #1
joelxxl

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Going back to 32 Bit?

Hey guys,

Coming Thursday I'm getting a new computer. With Windows 7 Home Premium as OS.
Is it possible to put Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit on a 64 bit computer?

Greets


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04 May 2010   #2
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Yes.
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04 May 2010   #3
joelxxl

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Yes.
Ok that's nice. Is it also possible to install software for example photoshop 32 bit?
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04 May 2010   #4
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Yes, it is.
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04 May 2010   #5
joelxxl

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Yes, it is.
Ok but what is exactly the difference of 32 bit or 64 bit software on a 64 bit computer?

Oh and if I install windows 7 ultimate 32 bit on a 64 bit pc will it run just as fast as on a 32 bit computer or slower?
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04 May 2010   #6
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Here you go, this wikipedia page presents a good amount of information
64-bit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
There is a section discussing differences between 32-bit and 64-bit.
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04 May 2010   #7
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

32 bit software does not take advantage of the the 64 bit processing power. 64 bit computers will run 32 bit programs; but they will not run the old 16 bit legacy software.

If it were me, I would opt for the 64 bit Windows installation if my computer and hardware were fully capable and I would install 64 bit programs when they are available. You may have some driver problems with a 64 bit installation, which you can correct. If my computer and hardware were marginal, I would opt for a 32 bit installation.

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Oh and if I install windows 7 ultimate 32 bit on a 64 bit pc will it run just as fast as on a 32 bit computer or slower?
That is a hard question to answer since "fast" depends on the processor speed, RAM, and hard drive speed.
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04 May 2010   #8
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

In addition to what Carl has said, an important note is that 32-bit will not allow you to use more than 3.5GB of RAM, even if you have more installed.
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04 May 2010   #9
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Very good point, Fred. I don't think of that because I a running 32 bit with 2.5 Gb of RAM.
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04 May 2010   #10
joelxxl

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Okay thanks for your information, I'm well informed my questions has been answered. Thanks all!
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