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Windows 7: difference between 32 & 64 bit systems

15 Dec 2009   #1
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
difference between 32 & 64 bit systems

What are the difference's between the 32 bit and 64 bit OS? Are the differences significant and would they help or hinder somewhat? At the present time would it benefit switching from 32 to a 64 bit set up?


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15 Dec 2009   #2
RogerR

7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

There is a LOT of information on this topic at your Google-tips. At this time the differences are not great, simply because there are less 64-but apps in circulation.
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15 Dec 2009   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
What are the difference's between the 32 bit and 64 bit OS? Are the differences significant and would they help or hinder somewhat? At the present time would it benefit switching from 32 to a 64 bit set up?
Although there are others, I think that the most important benefit is the ability to use additional memory.
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16 Dec 2009   #4
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
What are the difference's between the 32 bit and 64 bit OS? Are the differences significant and would they help or hinder somewhat? At the present time would it benefit switching from 32 to a 64 bit set up?
Although there are others, I think that the most important benefit is the ability to use additional memory.
I completely forgot about the ram increase.
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16 Dec 2009   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

This was written with Vista, but the articles still apply though. It can help give detailed differences.

64-bit: More than just the RAM - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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