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Windows 7: What version of Windows 7 do you use?

View Poll Results: Which Versions of Windows 7 Do you use? (Multi Choice))
Starter 3 3.23%
Home Basic x86 3 3.23%
Home Basic x64 1 1.08%
Home Premium x86 13 13.98%
Home Premium x64 32 34.41%
Professional x86 7 7.53%
Professional x64 22 23.66%
Ultimate / Enterprise x86 22 23.66%
Ultimate / Enterprise x64 33 35.48%
I'm Not using Windows 7 2 2.15%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 93. You may not vote on this poll

16 Oct 2010   #31
madtownidiot

 

I use every version of windows 7 except for enterprise and starter, depending the machine or virtual machine I'm using ATM.. Right now I'm using a Ultimate x64 on a Dell latitude XT-2 with a 128GB SSD
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16 Oct 2010   #32
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SledgeDG View Post
That's good to know, Barman but for a first test I didn't want to make it harder then absolutely necessary. I was kind of "freaked" by all the messages I used to read about the lack of proper 64-Bit drivers (not that I have exotic hardware). But seeing how some games already don't run as expected I think I made the right decision.
IMHO with 2GB there is no real gain in using a 64Bit version.
Or am I too far off with my opinion?

-DG
Driver issues are basically non-existent with non-legacy components.

~Lordbob
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16 Oct 2010   #33
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Thank you for the confirmation Lordbob!...but I didn't know that then. Still..is there any gain over the 32 Bit version with 2GB RAM ?

-DG
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16 Oct 2010   #34
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SledgeDG View Post
Thank you for the confirmation Lordbob!...but I didn't know that then. Still..is there any gain over the 32 Bit version with 2GB RAM ?

-DG
Yes, but with 2Gbs it won't be huge.

I would not recommend an upgrade until at 3Gbs, but there is really no reason to NOT get x64 with a new comp anymore.

~Lordbob
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16 Oct 2010   #35
madtownidiot

 

I don't think there's any good reason not to install a 64 bit OS on a system that can run it... even if it only has 2GB RAM. I've noticed starting new processes while already running multiple heavy cpu-intensive processes e.g. opening up a webpage with windows update already running on new install while adding a 200GB music folder to WMP ..is less likely to freeze 64 bit windows 7 than in the exact same hardware running 32 bit windows 7. The reason.. a 64 bit OS is better able to fully utilize a multi-core system
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16 Oct 2010   #36
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

I have machines running Home Premium x86, Home Premium x64 and Pro x86.
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17 Oct 2010   #37
andsome

 

Home Premium 32 bit.
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17 Oct 2010   #38
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
I have machines running Home Premium x86, Home Premium x64 and Pro x86.
I see a lot of indecision on your part..............
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17 Oct 2010   #39
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
I have machines running Home Premium x86, Home Premium x64 and Pro x86.
I see a lot of indecision on your part..............
No indecision, just have too many machines!
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17 Oct 2010   #40
Windows i7 920

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Windows 7 Professional x64. It was only $29 more for it over Home Premium and iBuyPower does not offer x86 Windows 7 as an option
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