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Windows 7: Why Win7 64 bit instead of 32 bit

View Poll Results: Which Win7 OS have you installed?
Win7 32 bit 23 22.77%
Win7 64 bit 78 77.23%
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07 Apr 2010   #11
ehren444

windows 7
 
 

I have been running 64bit since win XP pro 64. Xp had MASSIVE driver issues but vista was much better and now 7 is back to stupid status. If your hardware is up to the task then run 64. The only problem i have run into has also been with vpn and remote software like citrix. I am able to run it in a 32bit envioronment but with flaws, like screen resolution recognition issues and explorer add-ons now working for those applications.


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07 Apr 2010   #12
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

I choose the 64bit version to be able to take the fullest advantage of the amount of Ram I have. I posted this article today Frequently asked questions 32 or 64 bit. Article from MS. 32-bit and 64-bit Windows: Frequently asked questions. Fabe
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08 Apr 2010   #13
IggyAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
I choose the 64bit version to be able to take the fullest advantage of the amount of Ram I have. I posted this article today Frequently asked questions 32 or 64 bit. Article from MS. 32-bit and 64-bit Windows: Frequently asked questions. Fabe
Finally! You are the first to actually say why you upgraded to 64 bit....
So you can utilize all your RAM. Good reason.
Now what programs do you run that can use all your memory?

Any others out there want to say why they needed Win7 64 bit?
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08 Apr 2010   #14
jr26

Win7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have x64 installed because I believe we will start seeing a lot more 64 bit apps/games in the coming years. I also have a number of x64 apps like 3dsmax and such that in my case work a noticeable amount better than the 32 bit versions. That and the main reason is I have 4gb(soon 8gb) ram so I don't want the 32 bit limit. Haven't had any issues and everything runs as good or better than my 32 bit xp previous install.
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08 Apr 2010   #15
PeteC

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I went with 64bit for my notebook w/4gb ram, but really? It was a close decision. Without a doubt, the future is rapidly approaching where 64 bit will be the mainstream. Had I any insurmountable driver issues with Win 7 64bit, I would have re-installed 32 bit...but everything I run has a compatible 64bit driver, or runs properly in 32bit emulation, so 64 bit it is!
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08 Apr 2010   #16
loaba

Windows 7 Home x64
 
 

I have 64b hardware, 4g of RAM (looking for an excuse to double), decided the 64b OS was a natural fit. Also, don't have any essential hardware/software issues that would preclude me from using it.

So far, no problems whatsoever.
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08 Apr 2010   #17
Billy

 

I chose it for the sole purpose of having more than 3GB of RAM.
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09 Apr 2010   #18
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

I was in the process doing a re-install from a factory image on my Toshiba laptop. To my surprise I was presented with the option of x86 or an x64 install of Vista. Just being curious, I installed the x64 version and haven't looked back since.

When it was time to install Windows 7, I didn't even look at x86 even being an option.
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09 Apr 2010   #19
Nigsy

openSUSE 13.1 64bit
 
 

64bit all the way!!
Only had one driver issue and that was for an Akasa multi card reader, easily sorted, and to Akasas credit they now have the full drivers on their website.

No harm in having 64bit, 32 bit is old news and will soon be obsolete, bring on 128bit....
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09 Apr 2010   #20
IggyAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
 
 

Well after reading all the messages I'm planning on staying with 32bit version of Win7 because I don't have any 64bit software and I'm not a gamer that needs 4 or 8 gig of ram.
I guess as more applications write their software in 64 bit I may change my mind.
Anyway great information all and I'm sure this will help others in deciding which version they need. 64 bit or 32 bit.

Thanks
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