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Windows 7: windows 32bit or 64bit


21 Apr 2012   #1

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windows 32bit or 64bit

If your computer came with 64bit is that the best option if you do a windows clean install? or can u pick and choose? I heard if u got 4 gigs u want to have 64bit?

also if u have a newer computer u can expect all drivers to work right?

says put a network driver on a flash drive just in case correct? Im just prepairing in case I decide to do this because of all the issues I have. I waiting find out if this would void warrenty for sure.

the computer has a issue just not sure if windows or not. Hope so that be easy fix :P

also if u got factory restore cds u don't need to back up the drive right? Just ur data? or is it worth it? feels weird backing up the drive when not working right. Btw already a recovery partion on the HD

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21 Apr 2012   #2

windows7 64bit
 
 

other wise would be that bad to just factory restore using back up cds? I dunno clean install seems troublesome if windows error a factory reset do same thing right?

I miss days of running norton utilites and fix everything (back when mac was king lol)
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21 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xxsicknessxx View Post
If your computer came with 64bit is that the best option if you do a windows clean install? or can u pick and choose? I heard if u got 4 gigs u want to have 64bit?

also if u have a newer computer u can expect all drivers to work right?

says put a network driver on a flash drive just in case correct? Im just prepairing in case I decide to do this because of all the issues I have. I waiting find out if this would void warrenty for sure.

the computer has a issue just not sure if windows or not. Hope so that be easy fix :P

also if u got factory restore cds u don't need to back up the drive right? Just ur data? or is it worth it? feels weird backing up the drive when not working right. Btw already a recovery partion on the HD
If you have anything above 3.5 gigs of ram, you definately want 64 bit.
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21 Apr 2012   #4

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

If you have more than 4GB of RAM you MUST use 64-bit to take advantage of it.
4GB or lower, and it's really up to the user, as it makes little difference in real terms.

You should back up your data whatever the condition of the drive - it's likely that your drive will be in worse condition than the backup after a while.

With pre-installed systems, you already have the most basic of system backups, but you almost certainly have applications that may be hard to reinstall on a 'new' or recovered system - and will take time to do so. Proper images or system backups will speed the recovery time.

For most people, Noton utilities (at least since Symantec took them over) proved more the problem than the cure.
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