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Windows 7: 32 bit vs 64 bit Comparison

16 Apr 2012   #371
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mueen Hasan View Post
Very Thanks to Dwarf for his so quick reply & for welcome a new member.
Now i got the point & going to install 32 bit windows 7.
In windows 7 forum, it was my first post & i get my answer so immediately.That's cool.
Again welcome Mueen and for what it is worth I had the choice on my Toshiba lappy to go either 32 or 64bit - slipped in the extra RAM mate and well the 64bit leaves the 32 in the dust and it's cheap enough to buy (RAM) and so easy to put in as long ads you are not ham strung by warranty. (by the way I threw in 8GB)

If you can afford it too an SSD is worth thinking about and check out Brinks tutorial on Optimising Windows 7
Optimize Windows 7[2]=Performance Maintenance

Plus most of the apps one uses now are in 64bit - have fun LOL!!


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15 May 2012   #372
zigurat56

Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Hello I need information about : how to go from 32 bit to 64 bit in my computer : I have Windows 7 Ultimate
Thank you
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16 May 2012   #373
Ztruker

Windows 8.1 Pro X64
 
 

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Can I upgrade from a 32-bit version of Windows to a 64-bit version of Windows 7 or from a 64-bit version of Windows 7 to a 32-bit version of Windows?

You can use the Upgrade option during Windows 7 installation, which preserves your files, settings, and programs, only if you're currently running a 32-bit version of Windows Vista and you want to upgrade to the 32-bit version of Windows 7. Similarly, if you are running a 64-bit version of Windows Vista, you can only perform an upgrade to a 64-bit version of Windows 7. For more information, go to Upgrading to Windows 7: frequently asked questions on the Windows website.
If you want to move from a 32-bit version of Windows to a 64-bit version of Windows 7 or vice versa, you'll need to back up your files and choose the Custom option during Windows 7 installation. Then, you'll need to restore your files and reinstall your programs. For more information about performing a custom installation, see Installing and reinstalling Windows 7*.
From here: 32-bit and 64-bit Windows: frequently asked questions

Note: Where it says Vista, you can insert Windows 7, same rules apply.
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17 May 2012   #374
Batroo

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit SP1
 
 

I have a question. Currently I have Win7 32bit Home Premium installed on a 1.5TB HDD, I have a 250GB HDD that's empty. My question is, if I get Win7 64bit Home Premium and install it onto 250GB HDD and use that for the OS, will I still have to uninstall my games/backup files on the 1.5TB HDD, or just update Video/Sound/Lan/Peripheral drivers?
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17 May 2012   #375
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Batroo View Post
I have a question. Currently I have Win7 32bit Home Premium installed on a 1.5TB HDD, I have a 250GB HDD that's empty. My question is, if I get Win7 64bit Home Premium and install it onto 250GB HDD and use that for the OS, will I still have to uninstall my games/backup files on the 1.5TB HDD, or just update Video/Sound/Lan/Peripheral drivers?
As far as I know, if you move from 32 to 64, you have to reinstall everything.
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18 May 2012   #376
Ztruker

Windows 8.1 Pro X64
 
 

They may run from the 1.5TB drive but it would be better to reinstall everything while booted from the 250GB drive.
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19 Jul 2012   #377
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Great information.

Many thanks.
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07 Aug 2012   #378
Bmi5611

Windows 7 Home x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

thanks for that mate, answered quite a few questions for me!
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11 Aug 2012   #379
x BlueRobot

 

Great information, might be late to reply, but thanks any way (:
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11 Aug 2012   #380
Bertison

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. (On both machines)
 
 

I really appreciate this article, perhaps I am a little late getting to it, but it answers every question anyone (including me!) would ask about the 32- and -64 bit O/S.

Useful knowledge given in a usable manner, btw regarding an earlier post about the title - title does not matter, it drew the eye to the subject for anyone who needed the knowledge. And it is the content that matters, after all.
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