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Windows 7: need to understand user accounts

01 Oct 2010   #11
SouthParade

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01 Oct 2010   #12
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Great solution, James. Thanks.
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01 Oct 2010   #13
Laryl

Windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

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thank you I'll look into that
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01 Oct 2010   #14
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

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01 Oct 2010   #15
Laryl

Windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

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I endorse Karen's Cookie Viewer. I have used it for over ten years.
I didn't want to ask.. but that was on my mind, wonder about users and win7 64bit

I was able to see and delete cookies the regular way but this looks easy
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01 Oct 2010   #16
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

It is easy. 32 bit programs will run on 64 bit systems. 16 bit programs will run on 32 bit systems; but not on 64 bit systems.
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01 Oct 2010   #17
deepakumar

windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

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It is easy. 32 bit programs will run on 64 bit systems. 16 bit programs will run on 32 bit systems; but not on 64 bit systems.
Will add some more to this:
As you know that 64-bit version of Windows handles large amounts of random access memory (RAM) more effectively than a 32-bit system. Most programs designed for the 32-bit version of Windows will work on the 64-bit version of Windows. Only exceptions to this are many antivirus programs. Device drivers designed for the 32-bit version of Windows don't work on computers running a 64-bit version of Windows.
E.g. If you're trying to install a printer or other device that only has 32-bit drivers available, it won't work correctly on a 64-bit version of Windows.
You can always use XP mode or a virtualbox from Sun or any such program to run a 32bit program on your 64bit...
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01 Oct 2010   #18
Laryl

Windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

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It is easy. 32 bit programs will run on 64 bit systems. 16 bit programs will run on 32 bit systems; but not on 64 bit systems.
Will add some more to this:
As you know that 64-bit version of Windows handles large amounts of random access memory (RAM) more effectively than a 32-bit system. Most programs designed for the 32-bit version of Windows will work on the 64-bit version of Windows. Only exceptions to this are many antivirus programs. Device drivers designed for the 32-bit version of Windows don't work on computers running a 64-bit version of Windows.
E.g. If you're trying to install a printer or other device that only has 32-bit drivers available, it won't work correctly on a 64-bit version of Windows.
You can always use XP mode or a virtualbox from Sun or any such program to run a 32bit program on your 64bit...
I understood enough of what you just said, when my computer guy said it, to get that I have to be careful to NOT install 32bit drivers...because my system will drop me down if I do. I really don't get all the 32 vs 64 thing, and thought if I'm at 64 it would be ok to run things that are only 32. Guess when it comes to drivers that's not as easy as it sounds. I have 2 printers I haven't hooked up yet, will have to look into that. That being said guess if I plug them in and win7 sees and likes them, I'm good to go.. just haven't tried it yet.
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01 Oct 2010   #19
James Colbert

 
 

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Great solution, James. Thanks.
Thanks Carl.

James
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01 Oct 2010   #20
James Colbert

 
 

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I understood enough of what you just said, when my computer guy said it, to get that I have to be careful to NOT install 32bit drivers...because my system will drop me down if I do.
64 bit Windows does not support 32 bit drivers, i.e., an attempt to install a 32 bit driver in a 64 bit OS will fail.

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I really don't get all the 32 vs 64 thing, and thought if I'm at 64 it would be ok to run things that are only 32.

Most 32 bit software (programs) will run just fine. The main advantage between 32 bit & 64 bit is that 64 bit has the ability to address much larger amounts of RAM (128 GB for Vista, 192GB win7 Pro & above). 32 bit will only address 4GB (of which about 3-3.5 are available). Amongst the advantages in being able to use more RAM are:

1) editing large files such as photos and video does not choke the system
2) Multitasking is taken to an entirely new level

Here are a few links that will give you more info, if you're interested:

32-bit and 64-bit Windows: frequently asked questions

Should You Install Windows 7 32-bit or 64-bit? - TechSpot

If you are interested in further info, just google the term:

"64 bit vs 32 bit windows 7" (without quotes)

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Guess when it comes to drivers that's not as easy as it sounds. I have 2 printers I haven't hooked up yet, will have to look into that. That being said guess if I plug them in and win7 sees and likes them, I'm good to go.. just haven't tried it yet.

Windows 7 has fairly extensive driver support. I'm running my HP 7210 Officejet with Windows drivers (on a win7 Ultimate x64 machine). It doesn't have all of the bells and whistles of the HP drivers, but I've always found HP's printer software to be quirky, buggy and bloated. I don't miss the HP drivers at all (and I use that printer in business).

James
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