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Windows 7: Toshiba a500/02j 32 64 bit ?

20 Mar 2010   #1

Toshiba a500/02j 32 64 bit ?

Just purchased a Toshiba a500/02j at switch on I was asked to decide on 32 or 64 bit to do with recovery partition. Anybody got a clue why I get a choice or which one I should decide as I dont want to make the wrong choice if there is one.

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20 Mar 2010   #2

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)

When I looked this up, It says it come with 32 bit installed, but a 64 bit recovery partition, I'm confused as to why ?

FEATURESSPECIFICATIONSCPU TYPEIntel® Core™ i5 processor 430M (2.26GHz/2.53GHz, 1066MHz FSB, 3MB L2 Cache)MEMORY (STANDARD/MAX)
4GB DDR3 (2GB + 2GB) (1066MHz) expandable to 8GB

VIDEO CARD TYPENVIDIA® GeForce® GT 330M (2299MB Total: 1GB discrete memory + 1275MB shared memory)OPTICAL DRIVEDVD SuperMulti Double/Dual Layer
DISPLAY SIZE/RESOLUTION16.0" Widescreen HD TruBrite® Display (1366 x 768), supports 720p
SOUND/SPEAKERSPremium Harman/Kardon Speakers VOLUME CONTROL, HEADPHONE, MICROPHONEVolume Control Dial, Headphone port, external microphone port. Integrated Microphone NETWORKINGIntegrated 1Gbit TX Ethernet, Wireless LAN 802.11(b/g/n), Bluetooth V2.1 + EDR
TYPE OF PORTS4x USB Ports (3x USB 2.0 + 1x eSATA/USB Combo with Sleep and Charge), SD Slot , VGA, HDMI, PCI Express, webcam
PORT REPLICATOR FACILITYOptional Toshiba Dynadock BATTERY TYPE/USAGE6 cell up to 3 hours
OPERATING SYSTEMGenuine Windows 7 Home Premium (32bit) (includes recovery partition for Windows® 7 Home Premium 64bit)
ADDITIONAL SOFTWAREConfigFree™, Google Picasa™, Google Toolbar™, Microsoft® Office 2007 Professional Trial (60 day trial), Norton Internet Security™ 2010 (Trial Version), Toshiba Face recognition, Wild Tangent
ADDITIONAL FEATURES Backlit Toshiba Multimedia Console Buttons, Touchpad™ with Gesture Support, Integrated Hybrid Digital / Analogue TV TunerDIMENSIONS & WEIGHT384 x 259 x 38.35(front) / 42.9(rear)mm , 2.94kg (May vary with spec)
WARRANTY1 Year Parts and Labour International Warranty
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20 Mar 2010   #3


But would you suggest I use the 32 bit or 64 bit recovery partition?
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20 Mar 2010   #4

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)

Well if it comes with 32 bit installed, I would think it should come with 32 bit recovery partition as standard. Could it come with both ? I would be asking them a lot of questions? Ask if it comes with install DVD's or recovery DVD's !
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20 Mar 2010   #5


Cheers Doc' will sort it out tomorrow as no DVDs with laptop
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21 Mar 2010   #6

windows 7 Home premium 32 bit

they come with both- I had a lemon toshiba for 3 weeks last year (bsod while idle took it back). Toshiba give the user the option to choose. 32 or 64 bit

you burn your own disks for toshiba - should have a short cut on the desk top if i remember. Very easy
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