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Windows 7: Why "System Type" says 32 bit OS?

09 Aug 2009   #11
xendrome

Windows 7 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by septprince View Post
It is ok like that. And 32 bit version of the OS is more efficient.

DUH.. you get more miles per gallon on 32bit then 64bit... so of course it is more efficent....


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09 Aug 2009   #12
septprince

Window 7 build 7600, Xp pro(VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 1gnition View Post
Thank you all.
You actually mean it is better to install the 32-bit even if this is a 64-bit processor? Why? Where can I read about that?
32 bit runs faster because it have to only load 32bit dll files to the memory but in case of 64-bit it have to load 64 bit version of dll files also 32 bit files. that is why 32 bit is better even if your system supports 64 bit.

Moreover sometimes it is hard to get 64 bit version of drivers because some of the companies like dell had not even released 64 bit driver of Windows 7 for some of there older models.
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09 Aug 2009   #13
spliff

7600x64 RTM
 
 

^Is that right? I'm running 64bit win 7 and ran 64 vista before that...check out my specs.
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09 Aug 2009   #14
septprince

Window 7 build 7600, Xp pro(VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spliff View Post
^Is that right? I'm running 64bit win 7 and ran 64 vista before that...check out my specs.
I did not say that for all models. For some older models....
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09 Aug 2009   #15
spliff

7600x64 RTM
 
 

Mine IS an "older" model....
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09 Aug 2009   #16
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by septprince View Post
It is ok like that. And 32 bit version of the OS is more efficient.
This topic has several threads full of opinions here at SevenForums. Personally I recommend 64-bit if you have more than 3 gigs ram. It is faster and more reliable, IMHO.

Kari
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09 Aug 2009   #17
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
You have installed a 32-bit version of Windows 7. A 64-bit Windows 7 can legally be found here. As the image taken from that site here shows, you have to choose if you want to download a 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 7.

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You have to do a clean install, a 32-bit system can not be upgraded to a 64-bit system.

Kari

EDIT: Please remember that free downloads will only be available until August 20, 2009.
That's not the final RTM version please note. That's build 7100 (RC).
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09 Aug 2009   #18
spliff

7600x64 RTM
 
 

Figures.
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09 Aug 2009   #19
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
That's not the final RTM version please note. That's build 7100 (RC).
Did you notice the word "LEGAL" there in my post? RC build 7100 is the latest build you can obtain free completely legally. Later builds are leaks.

I am one of those "idiots" who refuse to use any software, application or OS that is not 100% legal. For this reason I do not give tips telling where to get or how to find Windows 7 that is not officially released by Microsoft.

I know this kind of behavior makes me seem like a nutcase in the eyes of the majority of this community, but I am not willing to change the way I think only to please others.

Kari
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09 Aug 2009   #20
dook

Windows 7600.16385 / Vista x64 / XP
 
 
@Kari

@Kari

Are you going to purchase Windows 7? If so then why would you not try the builds inbetween to watch how the product develops?

In my mind, with the intention of purchasing windows 7, I can't see a problem with using leaked builds.
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