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Windows 7: 32 bit vs 64 bit Comparison


15 Jul 2010   #71

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

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Typically, those "essential" programs are very expensive.
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Typically, those "essential" programs are very expensive.
Very true.
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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).
In the business world there are many custom programs that are very expensive. You just don't go buy one off of the shelf.

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16 Jul 2010   #72

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Upgrade went well!

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Just wanted to follow up with my progress in getting a copy of the x64 media...
...I expect to be building my new machine in the next few days. I'll post back and let you know how it went.
I finished building my new machine over the last two days, and everything went beautifully. The x64 media I downloaded from Digital River installed without a flaw, and the key I bought with the 32-bit version in October took.

I did have an issue with activation, though. Online activation did not work; it would not accept my key. Guess it thought of it as a second installation... I had to call the toll-free number and activate by phone. Interesting experience... It is all automated, with voice-recognition. First, I read off a code that my machine gave me. Then they asked me how many computers the SW was running on. When I said "one", it gave me an activation code to type in. It all took less than 10 minutes, and now I'm up and running!

So anyway, I'm now happily running my very first x64 system! See specs below for my new machine...
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16 Jul 2010   #73

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

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Just wanted to follow up with my progress in getting a copy of the x64 media...
...I expect to be building my new machine in the next few days. I'll post back and let you know how it went.
I finished building my new machine over the last two days, and everything went beautifully. The x64 media I downloaded from Digital River installed without a flaw, and the key I bought with the 32-bit version in October took.

I did have an issue with activation, though. Online activation did not work; it would not accept my key. Guess it thought of it as a second installation... I had to call the toll-free number and activate by phone. Interesting experience... It is all automated, with voice-recognition. First, I read off a code that my machine gave me. Then they asked me how many computers the SW was running on. When I said "one", it gave me an activation code to type in. It all took less than 10 minutes, and now I'm up and running!

So anyway, I'm now happily running my very first x64 system! See specs below for my new machine...
Nice, congrats!

I have been through that phone system too many damn times for all the times I have reinstalled.

~Lordbob
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17 Jul 2010   #74

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

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Just wanted to follow up with my progress in getting a copy of the x64 media...
...I expect to be building my new machine in the next few days. I'll post back and let you know how it went.
I finished building my new machine over the last two days, and everything went beautifully. The x64 media I downloaded from Digital River installed without a flaw, and the key I bought with the 32-bit version in October took.

I did have an issue with activation, though. Online activation did not work; it would not accept my key. Guess it thought of it as a second installation... I had to call the toll-free number and activate by phone. Interesting experience... It is all automated, with voice-recognition. First, I read off a code that my machine gave me. Then they asked me how many computers the SW was running on. When I said "one", it gave me an activation code to type in. It all took less than 10 minutes, and now I'm up and running!

So anyway, I'm now happily running my very first x64 system! See specs below for my new machine...
Congratulations
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22 Jul 2010   #75

windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Hi there, Sorry if this is the wrong thread or if the question been asked somewhere I can't find. I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit. When it comes to software, if a website offers a 64-bit version and a 32-bit that is 64-bit compatible, is either one more compatible/stable than the other? If that makes sense.
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22 Jul 2010   #76

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

kiwichick, both versions, as you describe them, should work fine. As the 64 bit version is, well, native 64 bit, I recommend using that version. 64 bit software is designed specifically for running in a 64 bit environment.
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22 Jul 2010   #77

windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks Petey7, I asked mostly for software that I want for both my 32 & 64-bit computers and whether I should download both versions or just the 32-bit with 64-Bit compatibility.
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29 Jul 2010   #78

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'd like to add if you have a Large Address Space aware 32-bit program like Civ 4, rusiing on Win 7 64 you get the full 4 GB.
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30 Jul 2010   #79

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vratar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vratar View Post
Just wanted to follow up with my progress in getting a copy of the x64 media...
...I expect to be building my new machine in the next few days. I'll post back and let you know how it went.
I finished building my new machine over the last two days, and everything went beautifully. The x64 media I downloaded from Digital River installed without a flaw, and the key I bought with the 32-bit version in October took.

I did have an issue with activation, though. Online activation did not work; it would not accept my key. Guess it thought of it as a second installation... I had to call the toll-free number and activate by phone. Interesting experience... It is all automated, with voice-recognition. First, I read off a code that my machine gave me. Then they asked me how many computers the SW was running on. When I said "one", it gave me an activation code to type in. It all took less than 10 minutes, and now I'm up and running!

So anyway, I'm now happily running my very first x64 system! See specs below for my new machine...
Congratulatons, Vratar. I love a story with a happy ending. I have used phone activation four times with no hassles.
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04 Aug 2010   #80

win7 64bit
 
 

Very informative and without a doubt useful info here
I have a Asus CM5470 still factory and do not have a bunch
on the hard drive, no music saved or downloaded; I have approx 600photos
saved and it seems that sometimes the system just gets bogged down with
things to do and I have checked most places to find if this is the reason
and yet when I first hook it up last year the speed just scared the sh_t out of me
and now a year later I am wishing I would have waited for the I series from Intel and
see if they work better than a quad core with 6gb of memory, most of my problems
come from youtube and some other video access sites and when I go to Dailymotion
the video's are clear and without buffering problems like on youtube; is this because
of bandwidth or just my system? Anyway I may take another look at I series processors
from Intel and a new video card from nvidia and its competent rival and see if things need to
be tweak a bit, I am Running Windows 7 64bit and its great offline and just so slow when I go
to certain sites and would like to know should I consider overclocking or find the reason for
decrease speed while online?
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