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Windows 7: 32 bit vs 64 bit Comparison

23 Jan 2011   #231
glenda17

Win 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Is the 64 bit Office 2010 a big upgrade over Office 2007, if all you use it for is light word processing and email ?


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23 Jan 2011   #232
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by glenda17 View Post
Is the 64 bit Office 2010 a big upgrade over Office 2007, if all you use it for is light word processing and email ?
There wont be much of a difference in performance, but I really like the Office 2010 layout and ribbon over Office 2007.

~Lordbob
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23 Jan 2011   #233
stereo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by duanebytes View Post
I have both x86 and x64 system. I think x64 systems are the best, performance is better!
Examples ?
Why is x64 better than x86 ?
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23 Jan 2011   #234
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stereo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by duanebytes View Post
I have both x86 and x64 system. I think x64 systems are the best, performance is better!
Examples ?
Why is x64 better than x86 ?
I covered the pros and cons on the first post.

~Lordbob
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24 Jan 2011   #235
Old Guy in NJ

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit.
 
 

>> Microsoft writes their Operating Systems with a Hybrid architecture (Windows In Windows, or WoW). This means that most 32 bit programs will work on 64 bit systems.<<

One specific application will not run on 64 bit - Intuit's Quicken Home Inventory. I discovered this AFTER I purchased and downloaded it. Fortunately, Intuit gave me a full refund.
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25 Jan 2011   #236
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Old Guy in NJ View Post
>> Microsoft writes their Operating Systems with a Hybrid architecture (Windows In Windows, or WoW). This means that most 32 bit programs will work on 64 bit systems.<<

One specific application will not run on 64 bit - Intuit's Quicken Home Inventory. I discovered this AFTER I purchased and downloaded it. Fortunately, Intuit gave me a full refund.
Just out of curiosity, did you try to run it in the Vista compatibility mode?
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25 Jan 2011   #237
Old Guy in NJ

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit.
 
 

It wouldn't install. Intuit admitted that it's not compatable with 64 bit, and they have no plans to make it so!
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25 Jan 2011   #238
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Thanks for the reply. I was curious.
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30 Jan 2011   #239
Dilbert8056

Win 7 32 & 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Thanks for the reply. I was curious.
Sometimes the installer has to be run in compatability mode as well as the main prog.

Dil.
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12 Feb 2011   #240
zenplace4

Windows XP 2nd
 
 

Lordbob75...

I bow to your greatness! This is by far the best, most concise, most helpful article on the subject of 32bit vs 64bit that I've had the good fortune to stumble upon.

My son and I are in the process of building a "Killer Gaming Machine", and have only a few pieces left to order. The OS is next. I consider myself to be a fairly experienced PC builder, but last night he asked me the dreaded question "hey dad, what's the difference between 32bit and 64bit?" .... "Well son, it's like this...hey would ya look at the time, gee we should really pick this topic up in the morning when I have more time to fully explain the complexities..."

Unfortunately--me being way too honest--I actually said..."I have no 'F-ing' idea. Why don't you go to bed while I stay up all night trying to find someone on the internet who can explain it to me in a simple, efficient, perfect, relay-able, most-awesome manner. Then, in the morning, you can yank my head up from my desk, wipe the drool from my mouth, and see if I was successful in finding this holy-grail. If, however, I am unsuccessful, feel free to call me a worthless tool, and hang your head in shame. And, of course, I will completely understand when you have decided to love your mother more than you love me.

Seriously, I spent two hours scouring the net for the best explanation. I got bits and pieces that made some sense, but not one, single, understandable article that got right to the core of the issues in objective, practical terms. That is, until yours....

Again, thanks for the article Lordbob75..., and most important...thanks for saving my dignity.

Zenplace4

PS. What do you know about CPU's?
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