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Win7 32 bit 23 22.77%
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07 Apr 2010   #1
IggyAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
 
 
Why Win7 64 bit instead of 32 bit

It seems to me that most of the issues we find here are related back to 64 bit Win7 drivers. I'm using the 32bit version and would think that most users at home could also user the 32 bit version.

So the question for everyone is why did you select Win7 64bit over 32bit or visa versa.

I will start by saying I selected 32bit because I knew it would have drivers for 100% of my hardware and I didn't need to buy more memory just to name a few reasons I stayed with 32bit.

if you don't want to write at least you can fill out the pole above by selecting 32bit of 64bit.


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07 Apr 2010   #2
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

is what?
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07 Apr 2010   #3
IggyAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
is what?

I just updated my message LOL
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07 Apr 2010   #4
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

well i basically picked 64 bit because i had the choice between 32 and 64, my PC originally came with 32 bit Vista, so when i upgraded i thought "hell i may as well go 64 bit" touch wood, so far have only had one driver issue, which was fairly easy to sort out
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07 Apr 2010   #5
burtie

Vista/Windows 7
 
 

I just switched to 64bit after building a new machine and have had no driver or program problems...but saying that I have only been running it for a few weeks.
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07 Apr 2010   #6
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by burtie View Post
I just switched to 64bit after building a new machine and have had no driver or program problems...but saying that I have only been running it for a few weeks.
My build is only about a month old. It's my first x64 machine. Now my PC at work is also x64 and I'll never run x32 again (except for my little laptop..not x64 capable) I've not 1 single problem the whole time and I've made a lot of tweaks.
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07 Apr 2010   #7
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I picked 32 bit because my computer is old and 32 bit runs well on it. I am in the process of building a new computer and I'll have to decide which to install when that time comes.
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07 Apr 2010   #8
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

64, because I had 4GB RAM when I installed, and didn't know if I was going to upgrade. Sure enough, I will be receiving 2GB more in the mail tomorrow morning.
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07 Apr 2010   #9
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

When I built my new computer in July of 2009, I knew that I would be going with Windows 7 on the box. I also planned to install 8GB of RAM, as I'm a systems admin for a living and running virtual machines simultaneously is very important to me. I tried the release candidate of Windows 7 64-bit and I didn't have issues with the hardware that I needed on that computer. Thus, when I purchased Windows 7, I stuck with 64-bit to support my 8GB of RAM.

However, on my work laptop, it's only got 4GB of RAM and I knew that our corporate VPN did not have a 64-bit client based on the version of the hardware we are running...so I stuck with 32-bit on this machine.

If I didn't need/want more than 4GB of RAM at home, I would NOT have went 64-bit.
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07 Apr 2010   #10
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

My new build was 64 bit capable so why not. Plus I could if I had to, go back to 32 bit and use the same product code, so there is no big risk in going 64 bit that I can see. Aside from the time it takes to re-install if I hit a deal breaker.
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