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#1 FluffyPup

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 05:24 PM

I need some information on the basics.

This is my first Windows 7 computer. I also have an XP laptop and Vista business notebook.

I just discovered my new computer is 64 bit rather than 32.

I understand the difference between 32 and 64 bit processor. Where does the x86 come in? I have figured out x86 goes with 32 bit, what does it refer to?

I have both Internet Explorer 64 bit and an IE 32 bit. Why do I have both? Which do I really want to use?

Anything else I need to know about 64 bit Windows?

<Am I the only one who wishes everything could all just run XP?>

Thanks for the help.

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#2 Artrooks

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 10:27 PM

Hello FluffyPup,

This may help: http://wanttoknowit.com/what-does-x86-mean/ and here: http://lifehacker.com/5431284/the-lifehacker-guide-to-64+bit-vs-32+bit-operating-systems.

Regarding Internet Explorer 9.0 (32 vs 64): http://www.zdnet.com/blog/networking/installing-32-bit-ie-9-on-64-bit-windows/802

Most 32 bit software runs just fine on Windows 7_ x64. You'll be happy with your Windows 7.


Regards,
Artrooks

Edited to correct a faulty link.

Edited by Artrooks, 19 August 2011 - 10:31 PM.

Regards,
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#3 FluffyPup

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 05:44 PM

Thanks. Exactly what I needed.

No wonder I couldn't make sence of x86 coresponding to 32-bit since really doesn't. Silly me.

Your wonderful! Thanks for taking the time to post.

FP




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