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Windows 7: Dump 64..try 32

16 Dec 2009   #11
win7clutz

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
 
 

No problems with 64 on multiple installations...


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16 Dec 2009   #12
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

My first experience with 64 Bit was with Windows XP, when I installed it for a brave customer that insisted on the best, but was unwilling to listen to reason. Needless to say, I switched the same customer back over to plain-vanilla XP 32 Bit a few days later.

Now, you might think that experience put me off x64 altogether. But when Vista was released, I took a deep breath, and installed Vista x64 Ultimate. I've been using x64 ever since, and to date, the only issue I've had was that I had to replace my Canon Lide20 scanner for which there are no x64 drivers. Everything on x64 just runs a lot smoother and with greater efficiency, from simple tasks like web surfing to more advanced processes like video editing and application development multitasking.

I seriously don't see the need to even think about which is the better one, x64 or x86. Dumping x64 in favor of the so-called "more familiar" and "more compatible" x86 is like GM dumping the EV1 Electric Car - it doesn't make sense.

64-Bit computing has been around long enough (4 years, 5 maybe?) to have matured enough to have become a viable solution. Windows 7 was supposed to be released in only x64, or so I heard, but Microsoft wanted to avoid more bad press above that of Vista.

Me, I'm hoping Microsoft dumps the old tech and releases Windows 8 in only x64.
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16 Dec 2009   #13
zrtom

W8 Pro, W7 Ultimate, XP Pro x64, Vista x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boastree View Post
The vast majority of problems I am seeng posted here are Win7 64 related.

There are more x64 users here than x86, thus more x64 problems.
That's a really good point!
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16 Dec 2009   #14
gregrocker

 

I was over 64 bit when I looked in the Programs Files and saw all of them had installed in 32 bit except Internet Explorer which was buggy as hell. No reason to change from 32 bit here.

My friend who uses Adobe PS Elements wanted to use his 6 gb RAM but couldn't get it to run in 64 bit.
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16 Dec 2009   #15
win7clutz

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
 
 

Don't know about Adobe PS Elements, but CS4 screams on 64.
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16 Dec 2009   #16
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dave1812 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
With my specs (you can see below), I am having no issues with Windows 7 x64. The only issues have been minor software compatibility because they are really from the XP era BUT some manufacturer's have actually fixed the issues.
Issues with 64 aren't so much about specs, but rather what hardware one has that requires drivers that aren't available for 64. For example, I have medical devices for which the mfgr has stated they won't provide 64 bit drivers. I'd rather continue to periodically hook up those devices to my PC for data analysis, rather than install a 64 bit OS that leaves that device out in the cold. that's just ONE example of why people shun 64 bit.

Except...he was speaking strictly about specs, not obscure or even old hardware; this was what I was replying to.

Please read his post again:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boastree View Post
The vast majority of problems I am seeng posted here are Win7 64 related. I am experiencing practically none of these problems with 32. I would also be willing to bet that most of the problems with 64 is not with the OS but with hardware and software makers who dont really want to put in the extra effort.

I have used MS OS's since 95, a very good system for it's time (never was 64 bit), and I am very impressed with this Win 7 32. I started seeing the writting on the wall with XP 64 and its multitude of problems.

With a good processor (3 gig dual core or better), 4 gigs of ram (yes I know the 32 bit will not see over about 3.5 but still better than 3), and a good video card with a gig or better memory I dont think there is much of an advantage with 64 and loose all the compatability issues....what works, works.

Dump the 64 bit OS get 32 and ejoy this new OS at its best...
Just my opinion.
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16 Dec 2009   #17
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by win7clutz View Post
Don't know about Adobe PS Elements, but CS4 screams on 64.
Thanks I'll tell him.
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16 Dec 2009   #18
Sbrideau

Windows 10 Pro / OpenSUSE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I was over 64 bit when I looked in the Programs Files and saw all of them had installed in 32 bit except Internet Explorer which was buggy as hell. No reason to change from 32 bit here.

My friend who uses Adobe PS Elements wanted to use his 6 gb RAM but couldn't get it to run in 64 bit.
Lol. I have quite a few 64bit programs installed, and the only buggy one is Internet Explorer. Guess MS didn't work enough on this one.
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16 Dec 2009   #19
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

I have 2 pc's running x64 - one laptop (next time I'll build my own, useless proprietary drivers) and a pc solely built for games. Both run great. As has been mentioned x86 needs to die and then proper support will be given to x64.
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16 Dec 2009   #20
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sbrideau View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I was over 64 bit when I looked in the Programs Files and saw all of them had installed in 32 bit except Internet Explorer which was buggy as hell. No reason to change from 32 bit here.

My friend who uses Adobe PS Elements wanted to use his 6 gb RAM but couldn't get it to run in 64 bit.
Lol. I have quite a few 64bit programs installed, and the only buggy one is Internet Explorer. Guess MS didn't work enough on this one.
Ashame too because IE8 in 32 bit is the best version ever.

Actually got me off of Google Chrome and Firefox.
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