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Windows 7: A Real Newbie Here!!!

12 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate, 32-bit.
A Real Newbie Here!!!

Hello! Pardon my stupid questions with my Windows 7. And if what I have posted is in the wrong section, please help me to move it. Sorry and thanks.

Anyways, recently, I am experiencing some problems with my Windows 7 Ultimate lately and I'm too fed-up with the current 32-bit setup so, I google'd and found;

32-bit and 64-bit Windows: frequently asked questions

To my shock, my computer is 64-bit capable...
Here are my computer specs; (A real shitty computer, I know...)
Current OS: Windows 7 Ultimate, 32-bit
CPU: Acer MCP73, Dual Core Intel Core 2 Duo E4600, 2400 MHz (12 x 200)
System memory: 2GB of RAM
Display adapter type: NVIDIA GeForce 8400
HDD size: 764 GB

I would like to check, is it okay for me to go with 64-bit? Will I have a rough time using or is it okay? Do I have to take note of anything like softwares, etc after I have install 64-bit?

Sorry about all the questions and thanks in advance!

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12 Sep 2010   #2

Windows 8 Professional x64

everything seems to be fine...u can install 64 bit without any problem..But for optimum performance 4 GB RAM is recommended..
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12 Sep 2010   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


I agree you should max out your memory to 4GB. This Microsoft article gives a bit more info about 32-bit vs. 64-bit:

32-bit and 64-bit Windows: frequently asked questions

As well as this post by one of our own forum members:
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12 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate, 32-bit.

Thank you, guys! That would have solved my problem... I have bookmark'd the comparison page. It'll be useful for me to take note before attempting to switch. Looks like a 4 GB of RAM first before switching...

Once again, thanks!
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12 Sep 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

You should note that there are a few programs that do not run in 64bit. The driver situation for 64bit is also not as good as for 32bit. That is usually not a big problem, but in some rare cases it can be a showstopper. I have 3 Win7 systems and in my book my 32bit with 3GB of RAM is optimal. The other two are 64bit with 4GBs of RAM.
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12 Sep 2010   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Here is another excellent article, at the link below.

64-bit: More than just the RAM
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