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what is your opinion of windows 7 64 bit and 32 good or bad


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#1 bandaid1968

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 10:33 AM

Ive noticed since windows 7 has come out and people are installing 64 bit and 32 bit windows 7 there have been more problems with 64 bit than 32 bit,
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constant bsod,memory problems, application problems and so on.
but with 32 bit has hardly been any problems ,grant you there have been a few issues but nothing like 64.
im not trying to thrash 64 bit systems infact they are a better product but windows 7 64 bit seems to me like windows vista in disguise ,i know given time most of the bugs will worked out and 64 bit will be awesome os,but ive been using 32 bit siince the betas and i have had absolutely no problems whatsoever,of course my computing needs may not be as much as others but windows 7 32 bit has been an awesome operating system for me . if you agree please reply to this post if this post has already been addressed please forgive me .

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 10:43 AM

I have been using 64 bit for some time now. I really like it, havent had to many issues at all.

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 11:05 AM

I run windows 7 ultimate 64-bit and have had no such issues and is exactly the same as 32-bit except 64-bit. But 64-bit does require drivers be digitally signed. The biggest problem for 64-bit is making sure that all your drivers and applications are compatible with win7 64-bit using windows 7 upgrade advisor prior to win 7 installation will identify all drivers and software that needs updating so you can download the updates and install after win 7 installation.
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Posted 25 April 2010 - 04:20 PM

I use 32-bit with no problems on both my machines (check my signature).

But 64-bit is quickly becoming the new standard, for good reasons.

However, most of the problems with Windows 7 on this forum come when people try to put it on old hardware that was never meant for Windows 7 and doesn't have proper drivers (or any at all, really). Buying a new computer with Windows 7 is a dream come true (once you get all the crapware off it, of course)....but putting it on aging hardware is just asking for trouble.

I've seen too many people who blindly migrated/upgraded to 7 after hearing how wonderful it was, only to find out their hardware couldn't handle it. It's a fantastic operating system, but it's not for everybody (or everybody's computers).
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 10:22 PM

Windows 7- 64 is what I have done and would recommend. I have found that there are a lot of old 32 programs that just won't work correctly in 64 bit, but with a little research you can find a replacement in 64 bit. 64 bit has been out for some time now and most producers of a good program have or will very soon will have a 64 bit program. 64 is the way to go. It will not take to long and every thing will be 64 bit and hopefully 128 will be coming soon. The choices are; lay back on the old stuff and complain or jump into the new and learn. Yes in most cases you will have to upgrade your hardware and o/s to handle things. Windows 7-64 loves Ram and handles it well.

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 02:40 PM

Ive noticed since windows 7 has come out and people are installing 64 bit and 32 bit windows 7 there have been more problems with 64 bit than 32 bit,
like:
constant bsod,memory problems, application problems and so on.



This quite the speculation most BSOD's are caused by incompatible hardware components with OS. Its not the OS's faults, its the people that install the OS on systems with poor support. People should make sure that all their software and devices are supported either under Native 64bit Mode or 32bit Emulation before buying a 64bit OS.

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 05:33 AM

Im running 7 64 bit, no issues other then the normal windows issues (every variant of windows comes with its quirks. they just fix the old and make new ones. . .) but overall, as far as windows goes, im fairly happy with it. The only major problem Ive had with it is I had a issue installing COD4, however, I resolved that one fairly easy. Layout wise, I like how vista was set up more, but the fact that 7 uses less system resources, which means my computer runs faster (noticebly faster) and the fact it makes more use of my power, and the fewer bugs, means im not downgrading any time soon. the only thing I may do, is try to install the vista toolbar on it. but not sure yet hehe. Good solid OS, at least as far as windows goes. Nothing compared to Mandriva though :huh:

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