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Windows 7: Should I go for x64 or stick with x86?

06 May 2009   #11
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

^^ LOL

Enzo.


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06 May 2009   #12
SkyDX

Vista and 7 Dualboot
 
 

Yeah go with x64, you shouldn't have issues with it. The only reason I personally stick with x86 is that most customization stuff only works on x86.
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06 May 2009   #13
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

SkyDX, i like that signature, you make it yourself?

Enzo.
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06 May 2009   #14
SkyDX

Vista and 7 Dualboot
 
 

Thanks! Yeah I made it myself^^
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06 May 2009   #15
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

looks great

Enzo.
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06 May 2009   #16
SkyDX

Vista and 7 Dualboot
 
 

Thanks you! If you want an anime styled sig too I could make one for you^^
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06 May 2009   #17
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I was nervous going to x64 a year ago but have had very few problems. I would not go with 32 bit again.
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06 May 2009   #18
patrickt

Windows7 beta 7000
 
 

Right now, you get to try 64bit for free. You can install Windows7 RC1 64bit and see if any of your critical programs won't run or if some of your beloved hardware doesn't have, and possibly won't have, drivers.

For a long time I wondered about 64bit but wasn't curious enough to spend the money to buy Vista64. With the beta, I tried it because it was free. I didn't have any significant drivers problems, had one program that wouldn't run, and had a set of codecs for photo files that wouldn't work. I can live without the codecs, replaced the program that didn't run with one that did.
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06 May 2009   #19
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

Why everbody (well not everybody) keeps saying drivers are hard to come by for x64 I don't know because it is not true. It was true 8 years ago when xp first hit the shelves but things have got a whole lot better. we are in the age of multiple cores, quad sli set ups, ddr3 etc etc and to think all this has progressed at an alarming rate but x64 drivers haven't. Get real.

I would say definitely go with the x64 because most if not all software is now for x64 as well. And even if it's not then most x86 software will run just fine. Don't listen to those that say drivers in the same sentence as 64.

I have been on x64 for 5 months and have yet to encounter ANY problems relating to drivers and their availability. Go for it you and will not want to go back to x86.
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06 May 2009   #20
GatoSoft

@Home/Work: Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64
 
 

Hi! ^_^

I'm using x64 editions of Windows since I've 6 GB. of RAM, before start testing Windows 7, several months ago. I've maybe too much hardware connected to my PC but, although I'm still using build 7048 for social and time issues, I can say that I had no problems at all.
My USB Realtek 8185 Wireless LAN was installed without problems with the Vista driver, my Sound Blaster Audigy SE is working with the custom Win7 x64 driver from Daniel_K as a Sound Blaster X-Fi, my nVIDIA chipset and video are fully supported by nVIDIA itself, my 4 generic joysticks with vibration are working with their WinXP x86 drivers (incredible! xD), my wireless mouse Euro Case EUML-1680W works with the Vista driver, my Pinnacle PCTV 110i was detected automatically without problems and works great with both Windows Media Center and the old honestech TVR.
All 32 bits applications works perfectly lika with Win7 x86. The unique REAL problem is with some old DOS application that now are fully unsupported. But that can be fixed with some freewares like DOSBox.
The rest works like magic. ^_^

Hope it helps.


PS: By the way... SkyDX, I need a signature! Can you do some for me, please? Yours looks so cute... :3
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