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Windows 7: Things I have noticed on 7 64bit

07 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 32 & 64 bit
Things I have noticed on 7 64bit

i have recently put windows 7 64bit on my pc that had 7 32bit and have noticed it has to IE 8 installed on it normal version and 1 that says IE8 64bit same with adobe cs4 master suite does it with photoshop does any 1 know y this is?

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07 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Can you clarify your question? I'm having a hard time following it. Are you asking why Microsoft provided a 32 bit and 64 bit version of IE8? Because you can install 32 bit applications in 7 x64, and if they need to use IE8, it would have to use a 32 bit version.
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07 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

The reason is you have 64-bit Windows 7 installed on your computer.

Check your computer. Right click on My Computer, then click properties.

If you check under the System information, it will tell you it's 64-bit.

64-bit Windows 7 runs a bit differently than 32-bit. Some programs can run faster, like IE and Photo Shop. This only happens if you run them in 64-bit mode, hence the two version that have appeared on your computer.

Also, 64-bit programs are not compatible with all 32-bit add-ons, so if you want to run a 32-bit add-on, such as Flash, you'll need to run the 32-bit version of the program, the one without "-64-bit" in the name.
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08 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 32 & 64 bit

just wunderd why there was both 32 & 64 Bit versions on there?
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08 Nov 2009   #5

Windows7 beta 7000

I think the main reason is that there is still no Flash player for 64-bit Windows. I have both IE on my taskbar and use 64-bit for normal browsing but if I want to view a video clip I switch to 32-bit. Adobe doesn't seem to be able to get up to speed.
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08 Nov 2009   #6

Win7 Build 7600 x86

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by supernova View Post
just wunderd why there was both 32 & 64 Bit versions on there?
It's for your convenience, that's all. Probably when you run into compatibility problems, in which case you could revert to the 32bit version.

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08 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7 32 & 64 bit

ohh cool thanks for the replys.
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