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Windows 7: New install Windows 7 or Vista 64 bit or 32bit?

01 Jun 2009   #11
Dorfdad

Windows 7 7264
 
 

Thanks for the input Im not worried about JUNE 2010. As im sure once it goes retail I will be re-installing it

Im more worried about it being stable at this point. I want to fire it up and be gaming not worried about BSOD and incompatibility. However it would give me a chance to learn windows 7 at the same time so when reatial comes Im edumacated.


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01 Jun 2009   #12
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by John Henry View Post
you can always use some virtual pc emulation program in your 64bit system and install a 32bit on a virtual HDD so you can run those out of date utilities.
I will give that a try, however, I have some 16-bit applications as well.

I've been installing some programs of a CD and I noticed the setup.exe file had the generic icon. I guess Windows 7 requires that you have multiple resolutions and sizes to display the apps true icon

The tool tip indicated it was a 16-bit stub, and the only way to install was to run as Administrator and it then installed OK
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01 Jun 2009   #13
Avien

Windows 7 Build 7600|16384- 64bit
 
 

Could you let us know what kind of games you worried about? I myself am somewhat of a gamer, and have not had any problems with Windows 7 64bit yet.
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01 Jun 2009   #14
DOC8

windows 7 64bit
 
 

I moved from vista 32 bit to Windows 7 ultimate build 7100 64 bit. I'll never go back to 32 bit. 64 bit takes time to get use to,but you'll have extra time because it is so fast. I have 4 gb you 8 gb WOW! what are you waiting for. I say go for it .good luck DOC
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01 Jun 2009   #15
Jverse

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Ok, beyond any shadow of a doubt use 64bit. I am a heavy gamer, in both senses of the meaning. As to what OS to use, that is totally up to what games you are going to be playing and the video card you will be using. Some specs on your system would be very helpful, mostly what videocard. Alot of windows 7 users seem to be having issues with 8800GTX cards and some aren't.

If I were you I would do as much research on the video card I was using vs the OS that I was planning on implementing into my system. Then I would make a decision based on my research.

IMO, I would go with windows 7 Build 1327, but I am the type that likes the latest and greatest by any means. Any to be honest you should always backup your files no matter what OS you are using. Easier to load up a 15 mins install then to lose 500GB of data. (Not that the data can't be recovered anyway.)
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01 Jun 2009   #16
Dorfdad

Windows 7 7264
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Avien View Post
Could you let us know what kind of games you worried about? I myself am somewhat of a gamer, and have not had any problems with Windows 7 64bit yet.
I play alot of FPS (Crysis I still need to play!!) RTS, and MMORPG Lord of the Rings etc..
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01 Jun 2009   #17
Dorfdad

Windows 7 7264
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jverse View Post
Ok, beyond any shadow of a doubt use 64bit. I am a heavy gamer, in both senses of the meaning. As to what OS to use, that is totally up to what games you are going to be playing and the video card you will be using. Some specs on your system would be very helpful, mostly what videocard. Alot of windows 7 users seem to be having issues with 8800GTX cards and some aren't.

If I were you I would do as much research on the video card I was using vs the OS that I was planning on implementing into my system. Then I would make a decision based on my research.

IMO, I would go with windows 7 Build 1327, but I am the type that likes the latest and greatest by any means. Any to be honest you should always backup your files no matter what OS you are using. Easier to load up a 15 mins install then to lose 500GB of data. (Not that the data can't be recovered anyway.)
Installing a ATi 4890 1GB Sapphire, Phenon X4 955 3.2 quad core, ASUS MB 8 GB DDR3 ram, and WD 1TB 7200 SATA, 750W PSU
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01 Jun 2009   #18
Orbital Shark

 
 

Any game related questions should be directed Here

Also, for game compatability with Windows 7 (x86 & x64) you can look Here

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01 Jun 2009   #19
Jverse

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

So basically DX10 games. I play WoW, CS:Source, COD4 and LEft 4 Dead on 7x64.1327 . Crysis is really video card intensive, but I would still run with 7x64. Ultimately it's going to come down to how your full system responds. Give it a run and let us know how it goes.

JV

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dorfdad View Post
Installing a ATi 4890 1GB Sapphire, Phenon X4 955 3.2 quad core, ASUS MB 8 GB DDR3 ram, and WD 1TB 7200 SATA, 750W PSU

With that video card I would be running 7x64. Do a little research on the compatibility/drivers with win7 and if all is good. Install and play. Update us on if it runs well or not, would be great info to document.
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01 Jun 2009   #20
Dorfdad

Windows 7 7264
 
 

Will due! Just found these forums and Im sure to be around for the long haul! Between this and my own Iphone application review website Im quite busy lately!!
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