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Windows 7: Anyone gone back to 32bit after trying 64bit?

19 Nov 2009   #11
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dave1812 View Post
one vendor explicitly has told it's customer base that there will never be 64-bit drivers for their devices.
That's when you tell the vendor that you will no longer be a customer of theirs. It is inexcusable for any vendor, here in 2009, to be saying this.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sekko Da Vinci View Post
What is the difference between an 32bit and 64bit OS...?? they all use a lot of resources to run, and all the graphics are the same... are they ?
I can't believe this is still asked (again, it's 2009). Anyway, the biggest difference is the amount of memory supported. If you have 4 GB, and want to use 4 GB, or more, you need an x64 OS. As more and more apps become x64, or ship with x64 executables, like Office 2010, the performance differences will grow. As for graphics...I'm not sure what you mean. Do they look any different? No. Will the performance be different? it can, especially as games become more intensive. That's not necessarily due to the game itself, but the fact the system can address and use more memory.


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19 Nov 2009   #12
Crispy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 

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You wont need to get a extra 1gb RAM 3gb will be enough 32bit is dead now Windows 8 will not support 32bit anymore.

Please cite your sources for both of these statements... particularly the last one...
Go look at Windows 8 Forums You will find all your info there.
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19 Nov 2009   #13
satchmo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

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I can't believe this is still asked (again, it's 2009)
Pretty soon, it will be 2010.
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19 Nov 2009   #14
dave1812

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dave1812 View Post
one vendor explicitly has told it's customer base that there will never be 64-bit drivers for their devices.
That's when you tell the vendor that you will no longer be a customer of theirs. It is inexcusable for any vendor, here in 2009, to be saying this.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sekko Da Vinci View Post
What is the difference between an 32bit and 64bit OS...?? they all use a lot of resources to run, and all the graphics are the same... are they ?
I can't believe this is still asked (again, it's 2009). Anyway, the biggest difference is the amount of memory supported. If you have 4 GB, and want to use 4 GB, or more, you need an x64 OS. As more and more apps become x64, or ship with x64 executables, like Office 2010, the performance differences will grow. As for graphics...I'm not sure what you mean. Do they look any different? No. Will the performance be different? it can, especially as games become more intensive. That's not necessarily due to the game itself, but the fact the system can address and use more memory.
You are clueless--I have a lifesaving medical device that I can't just give up because they don't make 64bit drivers for the software.
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19 Nov 2009   #15
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Crispy View Post
Go look at Windows 8 Forums You will find all your info there.
Where's the actual link in that forum that states 32-bit will not be supported?

Thank you.
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19 Nov 2009   #16
drironside

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Crispy View Post
You wont need to get a extra 1gb RAM 3gb will be enough 32bit is dead now Windows 8 will not support 32bit anymore.
Well that's what they are saying now. But Windows 7 was originally not going to support 32 bit either. Think it will depend on how the economy here in the US improves by then (it's going to be a long bumpy road I'm afraid). Microsoft will want the largest market available for sales.
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19 Nov 2009   #17
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dave1812 View Post
one vendor explicitly has told it's customer base that there will never be 64-bit drivers for their devices.
That's when you tell the vendor that you will no longer be a customer of theirs. It is inexcusable for any vendor, here in 2009, to be saying this.
This is sort of like predicting the future... Are you sure your vendor will be supportive when new technology arrives in the future?

They should, but we all know this isn't the case. How long has Windows 64-bit been around? But yet we still have no 64-bit supported Adobe Flash Player. Hmmm....

Additionally it's not as simple as just shelling out money for upgrades. We all can't assume everyone has extra money laying around for upgrades, especially when those upgrades can be extremely costly, or dare I say, not available.

However I do agree it's ridiculous for a vendor to say they won't support 64-bit. They might as well tell their customers to get lost.

Just providing a different perspective
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19 Nov 2009   #18
dave1812

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dave1812 View Post
one vendor explicitly has told it's customer base that there will never be 64-bit drivers for their devices.
That's when you tell the vendor that you will no longer be a customer of theirs. It is inexcusable for any vendor, here in 2009, to be saying this.
This is sort of like predicting the future... Are you sure your vendor will be supportive when new technology arrives in the future?

They should, but we all know this isn't the case. How long has Windows 64-bit been around? But yet we still have no 64-bit supported Adobe Flash Player. Hmmm....

Additionally it's not as simple as just shelling out money for upgrades. We all can't assume everyone has extra money laying around for upgrades, especially when those upgrades can be extremely costly, or dare I say, not available.

However I do agree it's ridiculous for a vendor to say they won't support 64-bit. They might as well tell their customers to get lost.

Just providing a different perspective

I don't know what your expectations are, but I'm willing to bet you just might be unaware of just how many specialty applications there are out there that don't have 64 bit drivers written for them. It's hardly a rare issue.
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19 Nov 2009   #19
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

It's true that 64 bit support is still somewhat of an issue, but it's gotten a lot better lately. All my mission critical stuff runs fine on my x64 system even if it is 32 bit. We now finally even have an IP blocker (PeerBlock) that works flawlessly (w/o tweaking) on x64 platforms.

That said, however, I did just yesterday encounter one of those little compatibility issues after I installed the 64 bit version of Office 2010. The 32 bit desktop calendar I use (Rainlendar Pro) no longer will sync with Outlooks calendar. Fortunately for me, that's not a deal breaker, (or even if it was I could always go back to the 32 bit version of Office 2010 which runs fine on a system with an x64 OS). So for me, that's the nature of the problems with x64 these days. It's mostly just really minor little issues (like the one with Rainlendar Pro) that occasionally still are encountered.
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19 Nov 2009   #20
dave1812

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by harpua View Post
It's true that 64 bit support is still somewhat of an issue, but it's gotten a lot better lately. All my mission critical stuff runs fine on my x64 system even if it is 32 bit. That said, I did just encounter a little compatibility issue after I installed the 64 bit version of Office 2010. The 32 bit desktop calendar I use (Rainlendar Pro) no longer will sync with Outlooks calendar. Fortunately for me, that's not a deal breaker, (or even if it was I could always go back to the 32 bit version of Office 2010 which runs fine on a system with an x64 OS). So for me, that's the nature of the problems with x64 these days. It's mostly just really minor little issues (like the one with Rainlendar Pro) that occasionally still are encountered.
what did u think of Office 2010? I was appalled at how long it took to install (roughly 15 minutes). Then, I went about using it...or should I say TRIED to use it. I couldn't find how to bring up the ruler in Word, despite searching through the help(less) system. I finally gave up. I find Excel and Word 2010 not worth the upgrade cost/learning curve because for me, 2003 is the cat's meow. It installed in just a few minutes, opens each app in under 1.5 seconds and has all the features I need, and most importantly, I'm very familiar with both apps. AAMOF I used to teach Excel. I think MS peaked with 2003. As long as I don't lose the installation disk or the product key, I'll just keep moving my 3 installations to the latest PC's I'm running. IF 2010 were FREE, I'd reject it for nothing more than the fact that 2003 does what I want it to do and then some. Anyway, that's this man's opinion of the latest Office effort.
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