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Windows 7: Need to upgrade to 64bit, stay with 7 or go for 8?


10 Jul 2013   #1

windows 7 32bit
 
 
Need to upgrade to 64bit, stay with 7 or go for 8?

Thread title says it all, I need to upgrade to a 64bit OS. Should I get stay with windows 7 and get the 64 bit version of should I upgrade to windows 8?

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10 Jul 2013   #2

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

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If you already have a valid Windows 7 Key you can very easily go from 32 bit to 64-bit.
Using the tutorial below you can download whatever version of Windows your key is for in 64-bit and burn the .iso to a DVD.
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Jerry
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10 Jul 2013   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

STAY WITH 7!!!! You'll hate life in ways you've never contemplated if you decide to move to 8. Of course, that's just my opinion.
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10 Jul 2013   #4

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I have both installed (dual boot). But, Win 7 is what I mostly use.
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10 Jul 2013   #5

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PeaB4YouGo View Post
STAY WITH 7!!!! You'll hate life in ways you've never contemplated if you decide to move to 8. Of course, that's just my opinion.
Wow, no beating around the bush with you, eh !

Can't be all that bad, can it ?
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10 Jul 2013   #6

windows 7 32bit
 
 

Ill try and go for the clean 64 bit win 7 install, thanks for the advice guys! thanks for the link jerry!
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11 Jul 2013   #7

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

You're welcome, if you need any more advice or help just ask.

Jerry
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11 Jul 2013   #8

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Here's a thought;
Download and install the Windows 8.1 preview. Love it or hate it, you'll at least have first hand experience with it. You can always slick it and put 7x64 on if you don't like 8.

Personally I like 8 and look forward to the day when we use it here at work officially. Right now it's just a geek thing for my colleague and me, with the rest of IT shunning it for some reason.

8 is "tuna fish" though. You either love it or hate it.

Joe
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11 Jul 2013   #9

Win 7 Ultimate (64-bit), Win 8.1.1 (64-bit)
 
 

There's really nothing wrong with Win 8, it's actually a pretty decent OS as long as you don't use any Metro apps. I run both Win 7 & Win 8 and both work fine for me.

Metro apps are what people really don't like about Win 8 (that and the fact that they can't adjust to not having a Start button). Metro apps run full screen and are very shallow in their capabilities. I removed all the Metro apps from my Win 8 machine and just run the same apps there that I run on my Win 7 machine.

Personally, I would go with Win 8 but since you already have a license for Win 7, it makes sense for you to go with that since it won't cost you anything. Win 8 is perfectly usable but, IMO, there isn't enough pluses there to warrant spending money to move to it.
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