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Windows 7: Windows 7 - 64-bit to go prime time

10 Aug 2009   #1

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Windows 7 - 64-bit to go prime time

Consumers have had the option of 64-bit Windows computing since the release of Windows XP Professional x64 Edition in May 2005, four years after the release of Windows XP 32-bit. At the end of 2006, Windows Vista 32-bit and 64-bit versions were released simultaneously. Yet chances are you're currently using a machine that runs the 32-bit version of Windows.
This is about to change. Windows 64-bit has started to gain a significant foothold in the past two years as more systems ship with 3GB or more of memory. However, with Windows 7, 64-bit computing is likely to become even more common.



Windows 7: 64-bit to go prime time | Crave - CNET


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10 Aug 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

This is from an old article. You need to edit your title
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10 Aug 2009   #3

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Thanks, if its old Mods delete please.

I just had a look around and this article surfaced at 1.30pm on 10 August 2009 is that old?
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10 Aug 2009   #4

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Don't worry about it! Someone threw a new date on old content. That simply fills a blog page. That part of that one which is off is why the 64bit Windows is being paid attention to more then just hardware capabilities.

Due to many finding Vista changed their gaming habits they switched from the 32bit to 64bit Winodws if they could find the drivers. Now most are automatically looking at the 64bit 7 simply from that as well as the eventual trend going that way for computing reasons. Like the 8bit and 16bit retirements the 32bit is waning away.
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11 Aug 2009   #5

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It may be old, but I had never read this before. Although it's old, I consider it a good article about the evolution of computing. Very interesting.
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12 Aug 2009   #6

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Someone decided to rehash older data on a new blog while it still makes a good reference for those looking into the 64bit Windows for the first time with 7 in mind there. Often I run into articles just from the week before to post after the latest is already posted simply since it wasn't seen until after a newer one came out.

You can't alway have all news in consecutive order by material or date but simply making it available when it hasn't been posted previously. Once you have something obviously dated too old like pre 7 reliease stuff then you know you don't want it!
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12 Aug 2009   #7

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From what I understand the original Windows 7 wasn't even supposed to have an X86 version but Msoft gave up on that idea realizing that not enough older systems would be able to run Windows 7. With Win8, Msoft may give up on X86 completely.
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12 Aug 2009   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
From what I understand the original Windows 7 wasn't even supposed to have an X86 version but Msoft gave up on that idea realizing that not enough older systems would be able to run Windows 7. With Win8, Msoft may give up on X86 completely.
I agree. Windows 7 initially may have been intended to be x64 only (and it is with Server 2008 R2), but IMO it was a good thing that they held off on that for now. One of 7's best features is how well it runs on older hardware, giving some old machines a new lease on life, especially for those of us who are sick of using XP.
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13 Aug 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
From what I understand the original Windows 7 wasn't even supposed to have an X86 version but Msoft gave up on that idea realizing that not enough older systems would be able to run Windows 7. With Win8, Msoft may give up on X86 completely.
Actually It was the other way around where one blog announced that Microsoft planned to dump the 32bit kernel after 7.
July 31, 2008 |
Microsoft ready for 64-bit push

By John Lister


"Microsoft believes a change in the hardware market means it could be time for the 64-bit edition of Windows to catch on.
To recap: 64-bit processors have been used in large-scale computers for decades, but it’s only in the past five years or so that they’ve become a genuinely feasible option for home PCs. Most people still run the 32-bit systems which have been ‘the norm’ since around the early 90s.
Microsoft decided to prepare for the growing popularity of 64-bit machines by producing separate 64-bit versions of both XP and Vista; operating systems need to be majorly overhauled to run in 64-bits.
Chris Flores, a regular blogger on the official Vista site, has revealed that the proportion of all US machines with Vista running the 64-bit edition has tripled in the past three months. And in the same period, the proportion of new installations being the 64-bit version has gone up from 3% to 20%. So 64-bit is growing at a quickening pace.
Flores’s piece aims to reassure potential buyers that any product marked compatible for Vista will run on both editions. He also says retail computers should generally work “quite well” in terms of driver compatibility, but isn’t making any promises for home-built machines. (There is a built-in compatibility mode to run 32-bit software on the 64-bit Vista, but its performance is patchy.)
The biggest advantage of a 64-bit machine for most people is its increased memory, usually at 4GB or more. Flores lists some studies showing the increased performance of high-memory machines under Vista. However, he’s cautious enough to point out that the average home user, who doesn’t need to run multiple memory-intensive programs (such as video editing) at once, will probably not see any major benefits at the moment.
There had been some speculation that Windows 7, due for release in 2010, would be a 64-bit only system. However, Microsoft recently confirmed it will be available in a 32-bit version as well. That’s likely a very sensible decision as it’s still unlikely 64-bit machines will become anywhere close to ‘standard’ within 18 months. And even when that does happen in the US, developing markets may still provide plenty of business for 32-bit systems."
Microsoft ready for 64-bit push - VISTA.BLORGE

That wasn't the same article also seen in the same time frame last year but sums up the point. When making an inquiry to an MS MVP at the time upon running across the other one with the title I was then told that 7 would see 32bit editions.
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13 Aug 2009   #10

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Honestly, I really hope that Windows 8, or whatever it's called, is 64 bit only. With XP Mode, there is no excuse not to move to 64 bit. It's a great way to keep backwards compatibility, while at the same time getting rid of outdated tech.

The jump from 16 bit to 32 bit didn't seem this difficult. I can only imagine how the jump from 64 bit to 128 bit will be.
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