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Windows 7: 32 or 64 bit?

03 Feb 2010   #1
billberry12

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
32 or 64 bit?

How can I tell if my Dell D430 Ltitude is 32 or 64 bit? I went into the setup screen, but found nothing on 32 or 64 bit.
Thank,
Bill


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03 Feb 2010   #2
SlackerITGuy

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

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03 Feb 2010   #3
billberry12

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

It says 32 bit is the type OS I have, but I am trying to find out if I can intall a 64 bit OS. How do find that?
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03 Feb 2010   #4
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Download HWInfo32 from the drivers guide in my sig and post a screenshot of the summary screen. However, your specs are barely enough for x86.
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04 Feb 2010   #5
styggy

Windows 7 x64
 
 

It depends on what CPU you have. The D430 either came with a U1400 core solo CPU or a U7600 Core 2 Duo CPU. If you've got the U7600 you're fine with 64bit, if you've got the U1400 you can only use 32bit..

Go here to check the specs of your machine..
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04 Feb 2010   #6
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Considering the hardware you currently have, Id stick with 32-bit.
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04 Feb 2010   #7
baron75mk2

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by billberry12 View Post
It says 32 bit is the type OS I have, but I am trying to find out if I can install a 64 bit OS. How do find that?
if you want to find out if you can run 64 bit windows download the windows 7 upgrade adviser it has a section dedicated to 64 bit - although looking at your specs i would stay with 32bit 64bit can recognize & use over 4gb of ram but you only have 2gb anyway exactly why do you want 64bit ? what do you use your PC for?
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05 Feb 2010   #8
billberry12

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I have a friend who will sell me a 64 bit, but I do not want to open it unless I lnow it will work on my system.
Thanks,
Bill
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05 Feb 2010   #9
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by billberry12 View Post
I have a friend who will sell me a 64 bit, but I do not want to open it unless I lnow it will work on my system.
Thanks,
Bill
Post a screenshot HWInfo32's summary screen. The link is in the drivers guide in my sig. I wouldn't bother - you will not see any benefit.
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05 Feb 2010   #10
Kari

 

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
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