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Windows 7: 32 or 64 bit?

05 Feb 2010   #11
billberry12

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

So you are saying stay with XP Pro? What if I can find a 32 bit Windows 7 Pro. Would I benefit from that upgrade?

Thaks,
Bill


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05 Feb 2010   #12
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
According to your system specs, you have only 2 gigs of RAM. Absolutely no need to install 64-bit, you should IMO keep the 32-bit.

Kari
That and his CPU model - it may not support x64 extensions/architecture, that's why the screenshot is necessary.
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05 Feb 2010   #13
billberry12

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

What's your opinion of 32 bit Windows 7 Pro vs. XP Pro on my machine. Is it worth the change over you think?
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05 Feb 2010   #14
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

For the hardware, XP is better, but for features and everything else, 7 is the way to go.
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05 Feb 2010   #15
billberry12

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Right, and that's the dilema. I LUUUVVVEE Windows 7, and XP is getting OOLLDD. So... what 'cha think. Is XP Pro better because it just works better with the hardware, or is 7 better because it is cooolller???
Thank for everyone's opinion.

Bill
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05 Feb 2010   #16
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by billberry12 View Post
Right, and that's the dilema. I LUUUVVVEE Windows 7, and XP is getting OOLLDD. So... what 'cha think. Is XP Pro better because it just works better with the hardware, or is 7 better because it is cooolller???
Thank for everyone's opinion.

Bill
Personally, I wouldn't want to use 7 with it, but try it and find out. XP is obsolete - 7 has better security, better looks, better feature support - DXVA 2.0 etc - try it and see.
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05 Feb 2010   #17
billberry12

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Curious. YOU would use XP with it, then in the next sentence you say how cool 7 is, and how old XP is. Give me your opinion of a way to go. All things considered Windows 7 Pro 32 bit or XP Pro??????????? in my situation.
Thanks,
Bill
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05 Feb 2010   #18
Victek

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by billberry12 View Post
What's your opinion of 32 bit Windows 7 Pro vs. XP Pro on my machine. Is it worth the change over you think?
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You may still be able to install the Windows 7 RC if you want to try before you buy. (Can someone say whether or not the RC is still viable?) If you image your XP install first it wouldn't be hard to switch back if necessary.
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05 Feb 2010   #19
billberry12

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Ii have that (RC) now, and it expires soon. That's where the problem is. I like it, but now I Have to spend money. I don't know if I like that much or not.????????????
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07 Feb 2010   #20
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by billberry12 View Post
Ii have that (RC) now, and it expires soon. That's where the problem is. I like it, but now I Have to spend money. I don't know if I like that much or not.????????????
Go for it and kill obsolete XP.
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