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

19 Nov 2009   #1
brother

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

Hi,
I was running Windows 7 premium 32bit. My 500gb Western Digital hard drive was very noisey and getting on my nerves. I have an external Hitachi 500gb hard drive, so I decided to swap them around. I backed up everthing on my external drive then cloned my C drive onto it using Acronis 2010. Everything worked fine.
Then I had the idea of trying the 64bit version on my noisey drive, and if everthing works, I will then clone it again onto my quiet drive. I've had to get a few drivers from the net and a couple of my software programs didn't run, but I might stick with it.
I have 3Gb of RAM, I might just make it up to 4Gb now!


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19 Nov 2009   #2
win7clutz

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
 
 

Haven't personally seen anyone have to revert back to 32... Yet from what I've seen loading both on my clients machines/networks tells me that the performance difference is negligible if any at all...
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19 Nov 2009   #3
Crispy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 

You wont need to get a extra 1gb RAM 3gb will be enough 32bit is dead now Windows 8 will not support 32bit anymore.
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19 Nov 2009   #4
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

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.

Please cite your sources for both of these statements... particularly the last one...
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19 Nov 2009   #5
Tork64

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

even if i had 2gb, id still get the 64bit os
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19 Nov 2009   #6
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If I were to put Windows 7 on my work laptop....I would go with 32-bit rather than the 64-bit. Even though I have 4GB of RAM...our corporate CheckPoint VPN doesn't support 64-bit...and dealing with a VM to run the VPN and then not having my actual applications and data available to me from my host machine really isn't productive.

64-bit really isn't the "be all end all".


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by win7clutz View Post
Haven't personally seen anyone have to revert back to 32... Yet from what I've seen loading both on my clients machines/networks tells me that the performance difference is negligible if any at all...
Unless you are using true 64-bit applications and are number crunching or doing some type of heavy media encoding...you are right...there isn't much difference at all. If any.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Crispy View Post
Windows 8 will not support 32bit anymore.
Is this been stated somewhere, or just speculation?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tork64 View Post
even if i had 2gb, id still get the 64bit os
Any particular reason?

Unless you are using true 64-bit apps and have something very CPU intensive...there really isn't much benefit. And if you did have something that was quite CPU intensive...I would expect you would have more than 2GB of RAM.
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19 Nov 2009   #7
patrickt

Windows7 beta 7000
 
 

If someone were to have a critical application that didn't run under 64-bit, that would be a reason to roll back to 32-bit. Or, if someone had a beloved piece of hardware that doesn't work with 64-bit, again it would make sense to roll back.

I can't think of any other reasons for preferring 32-bit over 64-bit.

It would make no sense, to me, to buy a new computer just to run 64-bit. I added some memory but memory is cheap. I also bought a new program for one task but it was $50 and I, purely by luck, like the new one better than the old one.

It's my impression that the move to 64-bit has passed a critical point. I needed 64-bit codecs for my raw files and my camera manufacturer hasn't made them. But, an individual did write the codecs and they're on the net for free. I see that as significant.
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19 Nov 2009   #8
satchmo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

I have 8GB of memory installed.

It wouldn't make any sense to use a 32-bit OS.
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19 Nov 2009   #9
dave1812

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by satchmo View Post
I have 8GB of memory installed.

It wouldn't make any sense to use a 32-bit OS.
Conversely, it makes no sense for me to install 64-bit OS's that don't support the drivers I need for proprietary devices I use with PC's. I fully expect that those devices will NEVER have 64-bit drivers written for them. AAMOF, one vendor explicitly has told it's customer base that there will never be 64-bit drivers for their devices.
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19 Nov 2009   #10
Sekko Da Vinci

Windows 7
 
 

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 ?
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