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Windows 7: 64 bit = 32bit?

29 Apr 2009   #11
mxosder16

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

i know my laptop is x64 capable but i've never considered it because of the fact i've only got 2 gigs. i dont play games or anything too intense (just answer forum questions and wait for new builds) so maybe i'll give x64's a chance. although the x86's usually always leak first


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30 Apr 2009   #12
Azural

Windows 7 Build 7229 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by redsoxm16 View Post
his wei is high so it might be ok, but i always thought the rule of thumb is 2 gigs= x86 and 4 gigs= x64
Your WEI is higher than mine is and I'm running x64 fine on 2GB.
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30 Apr 2009   #13
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by redsoxm16 View Post
i know my laptop is x64 capable but i've never considered it because of the fact i've only got 2 gigs. i dont play games or anything too intense (just answer forum questions and wait for new builds) so maybe i'll give x64's a chance. although the x86's usually always leak first
If I hadn't just upgraded from 2 to 4gb on the system prior to January I would be running both here! If you can put up with the 3.581 out of 4gb for usable ram there's no problem with running either with a little extra while simply being a change of kernels doesn't require more just makes more memory available with the 64bit addressing. http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Win...c8a701033.mspx
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30 Apr 2009   #14
Handycam

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by redsoxm16 View Post
lol, i hear ya. do you still have the x86 link i gave you?
Yes I do - I'll use those same links...

Actually, I'll just use XP for now and wait for may 5th and get the RC beta from Microsoft..
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30 Apr 2009   #15
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Quote:
Actually, I'll just use XP for now and wait for may 5th and get the RC beta from Microsoft..
What you have is good.I would stick with it ,you wont have any problems with it ,and if you do you know where to come,you have a great WEI score ,better than a lot of people on this forum, so stick with it in my opinion.
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30 Apr 2009   #16
Handycam

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jfar View Post
What you have is good.I would stick with it ,you wont have any problems with it ,and if you do you know where to come,you have a great WEI score ,better than a lot of people on this forum, so stick with it in my opinion.
Well XP is just a temp OS for now until I download the beta from Microsoft may 5th..

Trail and error you know, this time I'll get it right...
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30 Apr 2009   #17
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

The recommendation for the installation of the RC is to perform a clean install uf your hardware meets the minimum requirements. Since you already seem to have had 7 that's already covered. I clipped this out of the email MS sent here.

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30 Apr 2009   #18
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by McBlzr View Post
Well my x64 sure is faster than my first C-64

Commador 64? About twenty years faster I guess.
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30 Apr 2009   #19
Handycam

 

What was up with the two program files? I noticed this when I had the 64bit installed.

1) Program Files

&

2) Program Files (x86)
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30 Apr 2009   #20
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Handycam View Post
What was up with the two program files? I noticed this when I had the 64bit installed.

1) Program Files

&

2) Program Files (x86)
That's ro be expected and normal there! When you go to install some older program even some games those will be seen in x86 folder while 64bit compatible softwares and updates plus default folders will be seen in the 64bit. This is how the 64bit 7 is now setup to separate by design the 32bit emulation from the normal 64bit programs.
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