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Windows 7: 32 bit or 64 bit

04 Apr 2011   #11
RealPetChicken

Windows Seven Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I had to have a 64bit PC, i work with 3d software, it is a must.


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04 Apr 2011   #12
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Just to clarify what Mike is saying.... it makes no difference where you or Windows puts the files/programs, if it's installed under a 64-bit OS, it needs to be 64-bit compatible - whether it goes into the 32-bit program files folder or not is irrelevant.

Just to clarify.
Hmmm...that's not true. I think you have mistyped something there. You can install 32 BIT programs under Windows 7 x64.

Windows 7 provides the compatibilty layer required, and it works for most of the available 32 BIT software.

I run many identical 32 BIT programs on various systems, including Windows 7 x64.

Regards....Mike Connor
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04 Apr 2011   #13
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BTNH108464 View Post
I had to have a 64bit PC, i work with 3d software, it is a must.
No, it is not a "Must". Some software runs somewhat faster on it, and it can address far more RAM than a 32 BIT system, and for those reasons alone it can be very advantageous, but it is not a "Must".

Which machine and system you obtain or use depends entirely on what you want to do with it.

Telling people that things are a "must" merely confuses the issue.

Regards....Mike Connor
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04 Apr 2011   #14
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Just to clarify what Mike is saying.... it makes no difference where you or Windows puts the files/programs, if it's installed under a 64-bit OS, it needs to be 64-bit compatible - whether it goes into the 32-bit program files folder or not is irrelevant.

Just to clarify.
Hmmm...that's not true. I think you have mistyped something there. You can install 32 BIT programs under Windows 7 x64.
I probably explained it wrong but yes you can install 32-bit programs under a 64-bit OS. I very aware of that

What I meant by 64-bit compatible is it needs to ba able to work on a 64-bit OS, not that it had to have a 64-bit installer.

Again I'm quite aware that 32-bit programs work under a 64-bit OS through WoW64 - WoW64 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hope that clears things
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