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Windows 7: 32bit vs 64bit install.

11 May 2009   #11
Marokino

Windows 7 32 bit Beta
 
 

Hi im using the Windows 7 beta (32bit)
i have downloaded and extracted the windows 7 64bit, but when i run it i get a message that says: This version of this file is not compatible with the version of Windows youre running.
I got 8gb of ram so i would like to try the 64 bit version.


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11 May 2009   #12
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ranjan2001 View Post
With 2gb it would be waste of resources, 1gb itself will be used by the OS so hardly any ram left to actually make use of x64

Minimum 4gb ram to see the real advantage of x64
The official minimum specification for a 64-bit bit version is 2gb.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ranjan2001 View Post
64bit computer are meant for heavy lifting & can use 12-16gb of ram & upwards too, 32bit ram usage is limited to 3gb only that too with special switch in the ini file.

So if your work is regular computing then 32bit suits your needs but if you are in for heavy load of computing & multi tasking then go for x64 computing. The real noticeable difference with x64 hardware will be when you use x64 OS along with x64 software (quite many are available in x64 edition too) & having more than 4gb of ram.
I dont know where you got this idea from. 64-bit is just as mainstream as 32-bit and will increasingly replace 32-bit in the not too distant future. 64-bit is no more designed for "heavy lifting" than 32-bit is.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rosco997 View Post
I got just 2gig of ram..
That meets Microsoft's stated minimum requirement for 64-bit.
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11 May 2009   #13
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Marokino View Post
Hi im using the Windows 7 beta (32bit)
i have downloaded and extracted the windows 7 64bit, but when i run it i get a message that says: This version of this file is not compatible with the version of Windows youre running.
I got 8gb of ram so i would like to try the 64 bit version.
You will need to do a clean install (format) in order to install 64-bit. Dont forget to back up all your personal files.
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11 May 2009   #14
Marokino

Windows 7 32 bit Beta
 
 

So i have to take a copy of the windows ive downloaded and install it from a cd after i have formated my hard drive?
P.S. I have 2 hard drives, one with windows 7 and the other one with windows vista home premium.
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11 May 2009   #15
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

yep, use something like ImgBurn to burn the iso to dvd (wont fit on a cd) and then reboot. Make sure the dvd drive is listed before the hd in the bios boot order.
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11 May 2009   #16
Marokino

Windows 7 32 bit Beta
 
 

Well here goes everything, cya on the other side!
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11 May 2009   #17
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Good luck
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11 May 2009   #18
Marokino

Windows 7 32 bit Beta
 
 

Okey, i was unable to boot from my DvD with the new Windows 7 on.
And i cant Format my hard drive because im using it?
Could someone help me please?
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11 May 2009   #19
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Go into bios and make sure that the dvd drive is listed BEFORE the hard disk as I stated in my previous post.
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11 May 2009   #20
Marokino

Windows 7 32 bit Beta
 
 

so i have to do that even tho i chosed to boot from the dvd? ( i pressed F11 and chose the dvd driver with the dvd in it and nothing happened)
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