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Windows 7: 32bit vs 64bit install.

11 May 2009   #31
Anthony

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MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Marokino View Post
Then you have the .iso on there somewhere, Which ever folder your downloads go into, it will be there unless you moved it while
messing around with it.....


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12 May 2009   #32
Marokino

Windows 7 32 bit Beta
 
 

ahhh great... because i formated the hard drive that i had it on... gonna DL it again and see.
If it isn't broken, keep fixing it until it is!! right?
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12 May 2009   #33
Marokino

Windows 7 32 bit Beta
 
 

what i had done wrong was that i extracted the file i had downloaded so
gonna burn it to an DvD now and see if it might work now
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12 May 2009   #34
Marokino

Windows 7 32 bit Beta
 
 

gonna boot from it now, cya on the other side!
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12 May 2009   #35
parypv

Win 7 7100
 
 

hey guys
i've downloaded the 64-bit win7 and i have a Intel Pentium D 830 3GHz processor (which supports 64 bit)
however i only have 1 gig of ram - should the installation let me go ahead with only 1 gig of ram?
i've burnt the 64bit version and i may plan on upgrading my ram later on - which is why i want to choose the 64bit not 32bit.

thx!
PPV
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12 May 2009   #36
ranjan2001

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 build 7600
 
 

On 1 gb yes you will be able to install & then make the OS crawl too unless you upgrade in a day or two. I would wait till I get the ram upgraded 1st.
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12 May 2009   #37
parypv

Win 7 7100
 
 

oh so having 1gig of ram would make the 64bit os run slower?
very noticeably slower or just 'normal'? - because i was keen on installing the 64bit - especially since i've burnt it and i'm ready to go with a key

thx for the reply
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12 May 2009   #38
Anthony

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Install the 64bit, it will be fine!!
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12 May 2009   #39
ranjan2001

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by parypv View Post
oh so having 1gig of ram would make the 64bit os run slower?
very noticeably slower or just 'normal'? - because i was keen on installing the 64bit - especially since i've burnt it and i'm ready to go with a key

thx for the reply
Yes it will bcoz the OS itself would need 900mb-1gb, you are not just going to use the OS alone , you would need many software too for your work, few of them would come in your start up folder too requiring some amount of ram.

With 8 items in my startup folder right now as I am typing my memory usage is 1070mb I am using firefox browser. So if I had only 1gb of ram I cant use more software while browsing the net.

My typical usage of the comp is, uploading or downloading to our ftp/chatting yahoo & gtalk, every 10 mins the email is set to download the mails via poppeeper, music playing in the background & then my main applications for image editing 2-5 of them running.
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Install the 64bit, it will be fine!!
Fine is a relative term here if you can work with a crawling computer then yes it will be fine, if only you want the OS to be loaded & require no other software just internet browsing then YES it will be fine, but I guess you will use comp for many other things too.

Seems running x64 OS is becoming a fashion without understanding why you need it & what are its additional capability over 32bit systems.
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12 May 2009   #40
parypv

Win 7 7100
 
 

yh that makes sense - so the 64bit os' generally require more ram?
well my laptop has 3gig of ram and a 64bit processor..i take it it'd be ok to install the 64bit version on there?

and then i'll install the 32bit on my desktop..until i get more ram that is -

thanks for the feedback - the whole reason i want to go to 7 is just so i can get a fresh os with minimal lag etc - looks like i can achieve that with 32bit

Anthony what's your take on running the 64bit with 1gig of ram?
thx
PPV
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