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12 Nov 2009   #11
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

Fred, sorry about not getting back sooner.

If you computer is a 32 bit system it will not run a 64 bit OS (just won't do it). A 32 bit OS (regardless of which one) will only us 3.25 gigs of memory regardless of how much is installed. A 64 bit OS will us up to 128 bits of memory depending on the MB. Now if you have a 64 bit system and are running a 32 bit OS it will only use 3.25 gigs of memory even it you have more than that on your MB.

Now the latest driver for your video card is Nvidia 191.07 which you can download from their web site. It would appear that you are running a 32 bit system so download the 32 bit drivers. Good Luck


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13 Nov 2009   #12
FredPinVT

Win XP
 
 

;-) Swanson Photos; that is what I came here for... Have a good day...
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13 Nov 2009   #13
AngelProcesser

 

We both have given you clear information and advise, yet are told something we know is just not true. I cannot help people who refuse to listen...I am doing this out of the goodness of my heart, to be helpful, and, sorry to say, I cannot and will not help those who I percieve as not willing to take advise.

I am sure someone will, I will move on to help others who listen.

Good luck.
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13 Nov 2009   #14
FredPinVT

Win XP
 
 

Hi Lee, wanted you to know. I reinstalled win7 32B and got the drivers for NVidia, that you mentioned, all is working fine. I can live without the webcam for awhile... Thanks for the help...

Fred
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15 Nov 2009   #15
FredPinVT

Win XP
 
 

Lee, (and everyone else), so you know, I did install both 64 and 32 bit win7U on my Dell 32 bit OS and it ran fine with the only problem being the media and web cam. Win7 will create two file directories, one 64B and the other 32B, so it is able to run 32B apps. I ran the pre-release and final-evaluation versions as a tester. I could not get any help from MS when I emailed them. However drivers were updated on a regular basis bring my computer further along with time.

Hardware will run as long as it has drivers. And, IF you do a clean install of the Win7 64B OS, it WILL run, guaranteed. BTW, I tested Win7 64B and 32B on both my Dell desktop and my HP laptop.

Happy computing. And, Lee, if you had anything to do with the drivers for my web cam, thank you. My computer is running great!

Fred
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15 Nov 2009   #16
AngelProcesser

 

A 64 Bit OS cannot be installed on a 32 system, period.
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15 Nov 2009   #17
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Swanson,

I believe that Fred may have just not realized that his system supports both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7. This is why he could install both. Since his system originally came with 32-bit Windows 7, he may have called it a 32-bit system by mistake without knowing that there is a difference between what the operating system is and what the hardare actually supports. That's all.
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15 Nov 2009   #18
AngelProcesser

 

Well, yes, that is obvious to you and I, buy probably not alot of others...thank you very much for the clarification.
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18 Nov 2009   #19
FredPinVT

Win XP
 
 


Brink; thanks. My Dell XPS is a 32 bit system. I have finally found the information on migrating from 32B to 64B and the answer is in the above link.

Brink, more info; I bought my computer in 2007 from Dell. It was a (XPS) Vista Machine and I told them I wanted XP not Vista, because of the problems with Vista. They hesitated but when I told them I would look elsewhere they sold me the system.

Obviously their new Intel dual core processors are capable of running 32 or 64 bit systems. As my system met migration from 32 to 64B and drivers were updated, to my last piece of hardware, everything is now working. I'm not sure where you are but I will invite you to come and witness my computer operating a 64B system.

The fact of the upgrade not having the ability to migrate 32 to 64B is no surprise, the upgrade is least expensive and a giveaway for most recent systems, (until final release), why would Microsoft shoot themselves in the foot? Not when there's money to be made! :-)

Thanks again,

Fred
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18 Nov 2009   #20
AngelProcesser

 

When we refer to system we refer to the hardware.
When we refer to OS, we refer to the Operating System, in this case Windows 7.
One can install either a 32 bit OS or a 64 bit OS on a 64 bit system. One cannot however install a 64 bit OS on a 32 bit system. You therefore have a 64 bit system as a 64 bit OS is installed.

Nothing in the link you pointed to says anything different (unless it also is confusing OS with system).

It is a very important distinction to make, which is why Brink and I keep stating it.
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