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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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11 Apr 2010   #41
Pieloi

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

It's about adequacy.
and thus it's regularly the RAM we crave since computers have turned us all into performance freaks.
Either that or people want to use programs that use all x cores efficiently with 4≥ ram.
And taking advantage of some of the..scarce software coming in 64bit.

I used to have Ubuntu installed as an alt os, and I picked 32x because 64x was just way too much grief since no one really was programming the drivers I needed and a few important 32x programs weren't working, and I generally wanted stability, plus theres generally nothing that can use more than 3.2GB of ram on ubuntu. (casually)

Come to think of it, there's not alot of programs that actually are 64x, I've seen 32x programs on win7 64x utilize all 4 cores anyways, Spybot S&D for example. Then all of a sudden Dragon Age: origins the game, decides to use all 4 cores, I check task manager, *32 ! Lies !
yet I suppose on a 32bit OS, Dragon Age wouldn't do that. (or would it ?)

My head hurts from my indecisiveness, time to be quiet.


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11 Apr 2010   #42
AussieGuy92

 
 

my parents brought me the 64bit version since they did not know that there was a two versions but i have had not any driver issues only programs that wont run on 64bit but most are they wont run on windows 7 at all but aside from the more extra hard drive space it takes up i dont see any problem.
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12 Apr 2010   #43
Al Fairclough

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Four sticks of 2GB RAM and zero driver problems = I love 64
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12 Apr 2010   #44
Fantail

7 x64 | 7 x64
 
 

Why?

Why not?
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12 Apr 2010   #45
N8Dreams

W7 pro
 
 

A funny question at all.

64-bit will make the future OS. Remember the cries and weeps when we updated from 8 to 16, then to 32 bit?

Im running W7-64 since 5 months and all what I can say: Its f**king quick. I have no major problems, much less than with XP ( I dont speak about Vista, LOL, I never tried that crap). Never I saw a BS yet, and my most important programs are running at double speed.

Let me give you a little example, nothing great: Im using for years SpeedCommander. Now SC13-64-bit. Its marvelous. Finally, my PC does act like I have wished since 20 years: SC13 pops up in miliseconds - and Im running TBs of Harddrives.

Installing W7-32 instead of 64 reminds me to buy a steamloco instead of an electric powered.

Of course, John Doe or Sarah Palin who wants to read some emails and browse some adult sites and write some crap, wont never need a 64-bit OS. They only need a dial-up modem and a shot gun and DOS 2.0

But running some highbrowed applications like Photoshop, 3D-construction-sw, or bashing Pumkin Palin, is worth enough to start with W7-64.
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12 Apr 2010   #46
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by N8Dreams View Post
Im running W7-64 since 5 months and all what I can say: Its f**king quick. I have no major problems, much less than with XP ( I dont speak about Vista, LOL, I never tried that crap). Never I saw a BS yet, and my most important programs are running at double speed.
For me, it's Windows 7 in general that is quick as well as my PC itself. I haven't noticed much difference honestly between 32-bit and 64-bit. I run a mix-n-match of 32-bit and 64-bit because I've got some work hardware that doesn't work under 64-bit.
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12 Apr 2010   #47
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by N8Dreams View Post
I dont speak about Vista, LOL, I never tried that crap).
how do you know it was crap if you never tried it?

keeping this on topic... im really not suprised to see that 64 bit is winning hands down, i don't think many new PC's are even being sold with 32 bit any more
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13 Apr 2010   #48
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by N8Dreams View Post
Installing W7-32 instead of 64 reminds me to buy a steamloco instead of an electric powered.
Some of us don't have the electricity to power an electric locomotive. My ancient hardware will not support 64 bit and 32 bit runs very well on it. So there are valid reasons for installing 32 bit.
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13 Apr 2010   #49
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
So there are valid reasons for installing 32 bit.
Absolutely agreed.
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13 Apr 2010   #50
QuackPot

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I have 4GB of RAM and I need 64bit. Plus 64bit has some other advantages too.
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