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Windows 7: windows 32bit or 64bit

27 Apr 2012   #1

windows7 64bit
windows 32bit or 64bit

If you running a new labtop with 4 gigs of ram (which you may update some day)

Its a 64bit windows system and your doing a clean install of windows wouldn't it make sense to stick with 64bit windows?

all the drivers are in 64bit, and someday I may upgrade it (soon possibly)
all drivers are 64bit from toshiba there are no 32bit drivers

I mean I don't do heavy video editing or anything but wouldn't it just make sense to stick with 64bit I don't like idea of having change operating systems a lot and im looking into using my computer for schooling possibly conputer programing or online classe's I won't want to clean install again (except maybe linux to play with) if I get into that im just wondering what the pros and cons are of 32bit over 64bit?

I do only have 4 gigs now and I will say computer isn't great at multi tasking my procesor gets a very low score one the assesment test. So would 32bit kick it up a bit on processing? or is that not what 32bit does?

Any web pages articles on this be great im in no rush just trying get as much info on this as possible...


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27 Apr 2012   #2

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium

Here is a good thread explaining the differences and the cons and pros.
32 bit vs 64 bit Comparison
As you can see there isn't a reason to not use 64 bit unless you don't have a 64 bit capable processor and less then 3gb ram most processors since 2004 are 64 bit I believe

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27 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP1

Stick with 64bit a 32 bit OS would only utilize 3.25gbs of your 4gbs of ram. Later on you can upgrade and add a ram stick with more memory that your laptop supports so just stick with 64bit. My machine runs great with no problems and I game on it with 64bit and have 4gbs of ram, runs like butter. Plus 64bit has backwards compatibility so it would be able to run 32bit programs as well.So the better choice would be 64bit
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28 Apr 2012   #4

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

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