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Windows 7: Win7 32 to 64 bit clean install?

08 Nov 2010   #11
Night Hawk

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

Your present hardwares see 64bit updates from Dell. That wouldn't be a problem that way.

If and When note once that time comes about you can see how the 64bit would be by using the option to extend the trial period before seeing Windows activated. https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...-120-days.html

With most 32bit programs they will still run on the 64bit 7 while those seeing both 32bit and 64bit flavors usually requires that you go with the 64bit version.

Here when trying to connect online with 64bit 7 beta the ISP plus ISP provided modem had to be replaced. By that time the RCs were just out making it possible to run the 64bit as the default OS! That would be another possible consideration for a temp install of the 64bit to see if you were to run into any similar problems depending on you connect.

(often the ISP provided plug into usb ports without 64bit driver support from the equipment manufacturer)


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08 Nov 2010   #12
kr236rk

Windows 7
 
 

thanks - guess i will cross that bridge when i come to it - cannot see that there would be a problem but i'm not a heavy gamer or something, the extra memory freed up/available to Win7 64bit would not be critical just very handy ... all systems crave more memory at some stage.
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08 Nov 2010   #13
Night Hawk

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

More so for larger applications like CAD programming, working with video projects, graphics design, etc. over pc games which tend to be geared for OEM systems that typically 2-4gb unless specified otherwise.

For running multiple virtual machines 4gb wasn't enough in that area running into the "out of resources" type errors and why I planned a good 8gb for the present build.

With a ton of startup items having the extra available in the 64bit does tend to see Windows run a bit smoother however while not realizing any major performance gains. It comes down to what suits your own personal needs the best.
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08 Nov 2010   #14
kr236rk

Windows 7
 
 

I do do a spot of video editing now and then, the extra memory would be worth the clean install - it's a definite target to set myself
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09 Nov 2010   #15
Night Hawk

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

I think you will find most now are taking a serious look at the 64bit side even if they decide to stay with the 32bit or have to. The software market is what needs to play catch up however while newer versions of various programs have been realizing both 32bti and 64bit editions.

Video capturing is helped with the extra! But even that will still tend to pull more on cpu time then take up ram. As far as 7 being the last to see 32bit editions that was the page filler the early blogs on 7 were reporting with the new blogs for the next "speculating" on a 128bit OS?! We'll just have to see on that one!
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