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Windows 7: 32 bit vs 64 bit Comparison


30 Aug 2010   #111

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Excellent Comparison

I learned something new! Thanx


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30 Aug 2010   #112

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit (Build 7600)
 
 

Thanks for the hugely informative post
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30 Aug 2010   #113

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by QueenBonita View Post
I learned something new! Thanx
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Thanks for the hugely informative post
You're welcome guys.

~Lordbob
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31 Aug 2010   #114

windows7 32
 
 

thanks aloot for this great comparison
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01 Sep 2010   #115

Win7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Gr8 post!

I was thinking this nu rig was a 32 bit, then - had to look it up because that didn't sound right, for some reason. And lo and behold - it's a 64!

-charles
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03 Sep 2010   #116

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Home Premium x64
 
 

You will find that most new rigs coming out will generally lean towards x64 simply because x32 is handled by x64 for Vista and Win 7. As Lord Bob pointed out, it is rare for any programs not able to work under x64 that is written for x32, only the really old legacy programs which most companies have abandoned in favor of new systems and coding methodologies as well as just taking advantage of newer technologies to make up for the need for 'tight' code, for the sake of expediency.

I think the only time you will see systems running on x32, it would be on lean, older systems or systems where you know you can't really meet the demands. Usually places where you have existing hardware but not the budget to upgrade the hardware a bit more, just the OS due to environment requirements. While processors shouldn't be a problem for 3 to 5 year old computers, nor should memory, the time invested in a replacing parts of hardware and OS is more expensive than just simply using an image that will work with the hardware as well as possible legacy issue (Although if you have legacy programs... You would still have problems due to possible changes from OS and software implementations, as I have come to learn where there is a company that still has to use a Windows 95 machine for their out of date, out of product support program they still want to use.)
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05 Sep 2010   #117

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Thank you for a very comprehensive summary answering my question. Another piece of knowledge in the old man's head.
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05 Sep 2010   #118

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bsquire View Post
Thank you for a very comprehensive summary answering my question. Another piece of knowledge in the old man's head.
Glad I could help.

~Lordbob
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06 Sep 2010   #119

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

great post, you should also mention that ~50% of all windows 7 copies sold are now 64bit, and companies such as DELL only provide 64bit OS. Personnally I haven't had any driver related issues, when I swith to x64. Almost all hardware from the common manufacturers, released after ~2006, have 64bit compatible drivers
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06 Sep 2010   #120

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by winkerbie View Post
great post, you should also mention that ~50% of all windows 7 copies sold are now 64bit, and companies such as DELL only provide 64bit OS. Personnally I haven't had any driver related issues, when I swith to x64. Almost all hardware from the common manufacturers, released after ~2006, have 64bit compatible drivers
This is a comparison of x32 vs x64, therefor market shares are not consequential.

Glad you liked the thread

~Lordbob
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