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Windows 7: 32 bit vs 64 bit Comparison


14 Jul 2010   #61

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
Hmm, there are many programs that are incompatible with 64-bit, at least for now. I would prefer 64-bit but the compatibility with other programs that require 32-bit would get in my way.
Well, a lot of us here have been using x64 OSes since Vista, and most of us have very little problems.

Worst case is you try it and cant use a few programs.

~Lordbob
+1 and on the odd occasion you find one that doesn't work, thats what XP Mode is for

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14 Jul 2010   #62

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
Hmm, there are many programs that are incompatible with 64-bit, at least for now. I would prefer 64-bit but the compatibility with other programs that require 32-bit would get in my way.
Well, a lot of us here have been using x64 OSes since Vista, and most of us have very little problems.

Worst case is you try it and cant use a few programs.

~Lordbob
+1 and on the odd occasion you find one that doesn't work, thats what XP Mode is for
Yeah, though even then if you find a program that ISN'T x64 compatible, it might be time to find a new program.

~Lordbob
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14 Jul 2010   #63

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
Hmm, there are many programs that are incompatible with 64-bit, at least for now. I would prefer 64-bit but the compatibility with other programs that require 32-bit would get in my way.
Well, a lot of us here have been using x64 OSes since Vista, and most of us have very little problems.

Worst case is you try it and cant use a few programs.

~Lordbob
Yet, those few programs can be pretty essential... oh well.
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14 Jul 2010   #64

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
Hmm, there are many programs that are incompatible with 64-bit, at least for now. I would prefer 64-bit but the compatibility with other programs that require 32-bit would get in my way.
Well, a lot of us here have been using x64 OSes since Vista, and most of us have very little problems.

Worst case is you try it and cant use a few programs.

~Lordbob
Yet, those few programs can be pretty essential... oh well.
Again... XP Mode
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14 Jul 2010   #65

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Well, a lot of us here have been using x64 OSes since Vista, and most of us have very little problems.

Worst case is you try it and cant use a few programs.

~Lordbob
Yet, those few programs can be pretty essential... oh well.
Again... XP Mode
I understand...
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14 Jul 2010   #66

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
Yet, those few programs can be pretty essential... oh well.
Again... XP Mode
I understand...
Again, if it is essential, maybe it is time to find a new one.

~Lordbob
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14 Jul 2010   #67

Windows 7 x64 (RTM via MSDN)
 
 

Typically, those "essential" programs are very expensive.
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14 Jul 2010   #68

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PhreePhly View Post
Typically, those "essential" programs are very expensive.
Very true.
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14 Jul 2010   #69

Windows 7 x64 (RTM via MSDN)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PhreePhly View Post
Typically, those "essential" programs are very expensive.
Very true.
What program is it? I've only run across one program that doesn't work for me. It was poorly coded and included a 16-bit printing sub-system. 16-bit does not run on 64-bit (CPU issue).
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14 Jul 2010   #70

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PhreePhly View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PhreePhly View Post
Typically, those "essential" programs are very expensive.
Very true.
What program is it? I've only run across one program that doesn't work for me. It was poorly coded and included a 16-bit printing sub-system. 16-bit does not run on 64-bit (CPU issue).
Most of the time games, the hardcore ones, I stumble upon many people who use 64-bit people which encounter many errors or problems.

Still, if I had to upgrade to 64-bit, I would need to get a new CD, also re-installation of all of my programs... I cannot count how many times I have re-installed.
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