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Windows 7: Is a 64-bit Windows 7 quicker than 32-bit in itself, as an OS?

07 Oct 2012   #21
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot.
 
 

I should have added that what the above means is that , with 4GB of memory on 32 bit windows, only 3.3 - 3.5 GB is usable.

In addition, programs running on 32 bit windows are limited to 2GB of memory. This is because windows reserves 4G of virtual memory for the operating system. With 64 bit this is not a limit.

I don;t think there is any upside to using Windows 32 bit. The only reason anyone would is if they have very old legacy software that won't run under 64 bit even under comparability mode, which there are none I know of that would affect an average user. 32 bit programs as a whole run under 64 bit windows just fine.


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07 Oct 2012   #22
Wrend

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit, Debian GNU/Linux 64bit (virtual machine on a RAM drive)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
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No offense, but the way you write makes me twitch.

Their: possessive - as in: Their neighborhood is nicely decorated for Halloween.

There: location - as in: I thought I saw something over there. also: There once was a man from...

They're: they are - as in: They're going to see a movie later this evening.

Your: possessive - as in: Your time is up in this round of the game.

You're: you are - as in: You're reading this on the Windows Seven Forums forum.

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I'm editing this post so as to not derail this thread further. I honestly don't mean to offend anyone and I'm sorry if I have. I suppose it's just a touch of OCD on my part. As you were, and best regards.
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08 Oct 2012   #23
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

@ Wrend, English isn't always a persons first language you know. And saying "No offense" won't magically stop your post from offending someone.

Person alley eye always spell cheque my posts bee four posting them. Eye donut sweat the grammar though.
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08 Oct 2012   #24
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

@Wrend - whey u r so pindantick? Mebbe u shud litin urp a bitt. Ur reeepli mak mi twich
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08 Oct 2012   #25
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Grig, alluw mi too korict yer grimmar. Itss stups, nat steps. Pls no orfence.
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08 Oct 2012   #26
gregrocker

 

NVM I googled it's to find out I can indeed use its because its is a word. Some kind of itty it mindblock there.
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08 Oct 2012   #27
OldMX

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional
 
 

I've been using 64bit oses since XP x64 was released and never had a single performance issue, then used Vista x64, now 7 x64 and several linux based distros, all 64bit, so i really recommend to move forward and leave 32bit behind.
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08 Oct 2012   #28
gregrocker

 

I still get sluggish 64 bit performance on some older hardware with less than 4gb RAM. But I will try it again to see if some recent change has improved this.
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08 Oct 2012   #29
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot.
 
 

The minimum requirements for Windows 7 are:

1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)

So that may explain what you are experiencing: you are running at the bare minimum for 64-bit
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