Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Upgraded from x86 to x64

07 Dec 2009   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zone23 View Post
Wow, this place is very much a great source for useful information, but man, the sarcasm is pretty thick. lol
LOL ya the sarcasm around here is brutal.
Indeed it can be. Stay out of the Chillout Room, and you should be ok.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Dec 2009   #12


I just loaded my VB6 PE that ran on XP. When I tried to load the MSDN it reported that the OS I was using was not compatible. Why did it load the first disk and not the second ?? Could I be running 64 bit without knowing ? I don't remember having to make a choice during set-up. I assume I am running 32 bit
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Dec 2009   #13

Windows® 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yanks0826 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MUff1N View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yanks0826 View Post

No, there is a change. I am a heavy video editor, while multitasking with other tasks, and the speed that I am experiencing now opposed to when I was running 32-bit, is a HUGE difference. My computer is running much more smoother, slicker, and faster.
And therein lies the reason you are seeing the speed diff & torrentg did mention video editing.
These are the areas it's most noticeable, but for gaming & everyday tasks there's very little diff in speeds.
I've done numerous tests to see for myself as well as real-world apps testing.
The major benefit as everyone already knows is there's basically no memory limits (192 Gbs usable) with W7U x64 were as the x86 system limit is 4Gbs total which includes HW (hardware) memory usage.
That's why most will see that they got 3.325Gbs usable RAM (or there abouts) out of the installed 4 is because the other HW is using the rest.
For complete info on memory limits of all Windows operating systems click this text!

Wow, this place is very much a great source for useful information, but man, the sarcasm is pretty thick. lol
Sorry yanks0826, I meant no disrespect & wasn't trying to be sarcastic (at least I didn't think so)...just informative.
Not all users of W7 are totally tech savy & that is the reason for the way I worded my post.

Yes, this is a very, very good source for info on W7 so stick around & learn some more!!!
How I found this place was Googleing questions on "How to" when I first started working with W7U beta & this site kept coming up in the results with the correct information I needed! So I decided to stay & learn some more & have never stopped learning new stuff with this new OS.

For's one cool plugin I learned about here in the Windows Media Center section of this forum which is Media Browser! I'd never heard about this until this forum!
Extremely cool plugin so check it's in a sticky in that section.

Attached Thumbnails
Upgraded from x86 to x64-media-browser-slumdog-millionare.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Upgraded from x86 to x64

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Just upgraded
I just upgraded to the latest Ivy Bridge. I pretty happy with it. Multi tasking seems much smoother now things seem to load up just hair faster. Haven't had a chance to fire up a game yet since it was late by the time I finished. I only upgraded the CPU, Motherboard and Ram. Specs listed...
Chillout Room
Upgraded my PC again.
Upgraded from an i7 2600K and Asus P8P67 Pro Rev 3.1 to an i7 3770K and Asus Sabertooth Z77. No issues at all during the upgrade, so now my original Windows 7 Ultimate install from August of 2009 has survived 3 major upgrades with no issues. Started with a Q6600 and Asus P5Q Pro, then to an i7...
Chillout Room
Upgraded to Win 7 pro
Have recently upgraded to windows 7 pro on a nice new 1TB hard drive. I have removed the previously installed win xp drive, and that is now in an external caddy. I have been in the pricess of moving the files from the xp drive to the win7 drive. I forgto to backup my IE8 bookmarks before the...
General Discussion
Upgraded from 32 bit to 64 bit
I just completed this process and thought I would post my experience doing this. My original install was an upgrade from xp to 7 home premium 32 bit. I decided to upgrade to 64 bit to maximise my memory usage as 32 bit would not recognise my 4gb of ram. When I put the dvd into my drive it gave me a...
Installation & Setup
upgraded from xp to 7
hi. i upgraded from windows XP 32bit to Windows 7 ultamat 32bit. my raptor HD is still almost full. is it because there is still the XP partition? if so is it ok to delete teh XP partition and windows 7 will run fine and be like a fresh install?
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:28.
Twitter Facebook Google+