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Windows 7: Which version of Windows7 to download

10 Oct 2014   #1

Which version of Windows7 to download

I have just acquired a Macbook Air. Using an App called Parallels I have set aside an area into which I can load Windows. I need to do this in order to work on Excel projects as the Masc version of this program has some differences from the windows versions which are critical for me.

I have looked at websites from which I can download official versions of Windows7 but in a bewildering variety. The main difficulty I have is the question of 32bit or 64bit. Which do I need for Mac OSX.
As you can see from my language I am very much a beginner on this aspect of computing so I would very much welcome some advice.

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10 Oct 2014   #2


I've just looked at the parallels site and you can use either, if it was me I'd use the 64bit, but that's just personal preference.
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10 Oct 2014   #3


Thanks for that advice. From a users point of view what are the differences between the two versions (32bit and 64bit)?
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10 Oct 2014   #4


No difference, the 64bit can just use more memory (over 4GB) and has different drivers, the 32 bit may take up a little less space though.
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10 Oct 2014   #5

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
I agree 64 bit is best but here's a good read,
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