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windows xp 32 or windows x64 bits


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#1 Guest_nickko_*

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Posted 22 September 2014 - 09:13 AM

good afternoon to all,

 

i am still working with windows xp pro sp3 x32 bits but i am seriously thinking to go for windows xp or 7 x64 bits 

 

i really don't know if it is worthing the extra money because i have to buy the new x64 bits windows xp or 7 plus the four programs i am currently working

 

also, i do not know if the x64 bits windows have a noticeable better performance from the windows x32 bits

 

i am running sony vegas pro 8

sony dvd architect 4

sony acid

adobe audition 2

 

my pc is an intel g530

4 gb ddr3 corsair ram

250 wd hard disk

asus p8h61-mle motherboard

samsung multi drive

 

Many thanks in advance.


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#2 hamluis

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Posted 22 September 2014 - 09:20 AM

Please...clarify just what a "noticeable better performance" might be, in your eyes.

 

Performance of a given system seems, IMO, to depend on two things that are NOT the version of O/S installed:  the user and the hardware components of the system.

 

There is a ton of information available on the Web which details XP vs Win 7.  You may want to use Google and review some of those, since the variety of info would undoubtedly be a better reference than the opinions of the BC membership, especially so since such opinions are often stated as if they were facts.

 

Win 7 versus XP

 

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Posted 23 September 2014 - 07:57 AM

good afternoon dear sir hamluis

 

i thank you for your detailed reply

 

it seems that my question is not that simple

 

sorry

 

i have checked the given link and it seems that the difference between windows x64 and windows xp x32 bits is not that great as i thought

 

it seems also that only certain programs will have some better performance from the windows xp x32 bits and in the most case the upgrade is not worthing the extra money

 

thanks again for your kind reply



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Posted 23 September 2014 - 12:08 PM

The "upgrade" IS worth the money...if you consider that Win XP is out of date and conceivably has security vulnerabilities that will NEVER be addressed...while Win 7 is fully supported and MS is doing all that it can to make it less vulnerable to malware than it was yesterday.

 

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Posted 23 September 2014 - 12:26 PM

- If you don't have a 64bits system then using a 64 bits Operating System (XP or Win 7) is impossible. Then stick to a 32 bit Operating System.



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Posted 25 September 2014 - 08:52 AM

good afternoon to all

 

sorry for the very big delay in replying

 

i really thank all of you that replied 

 

i am seriously thinking to upgrade to windows 7 x64 since i found some very cheap prices from ebay but i am afraid to say that to upgrade my sony vegas pro 11 (x64 bits),dvd architect 5 (x64 bits) will cost quite a lot, not to forget to mention that my old adobe audition 2 can not run under windows 7 x 64 bits

 

thanks again for your detailed replies



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Posted 25 September 2014 - 11:59 AM

Most 32 bit programs will work fine on windows 7 64bit. BUT, if your system does not support 64bit, then your money will be wasted. If you got a 32 bit operating system when you bought that computer, then stick to Windows 7 32 bit.



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Posted 25 September 2014 - 03:36 PM

FWIW:  Just about every processor since Pentium IVs...are 64-bit processors.  That means that they can run 64-bit O/Ses or 32-bit O/Ses.

 

The choice of O/S is up to the user, for whatever reasons.

 

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Posted 26 September 2014 - 10:08 AM

good afternoon to all and many thanks for all your kind replies

 

i think that running x32 bits applications on a x64 bits os does not make any sense

 

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Posted 26 September 2014 - 10:14 AM

It makes sense.

 

Not all applications are coded for 64-bit.  Win 7 runs both 32-bit and 64-bit applications...generally, without problems.  See WOW64 Info .

 

Thus users don't have to rush out and buy newer apps...which may not even exist.

 

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Posted 26 September 2014 - 01:41 PM

Hi nickko 

 

If I was you I would upgrade to Windows 7 64-bit for security reasons and a lot of other reasons. If you want a bit performance gain I would buy a fast SSD HDD to install it on and then keep your 250 GB drive for extra storage. Windows 7 64 bit on SSD drive will rock your world when it comes to performance :-)


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Posted 27 September 2014 - 07:57 AM

dear sir hamluis and dear Techwork

 

good afternoon and i thank all of you so much for your kind replies

 

ok then ! windows 7 x64 and an ssd drive will make the difference (in performance) for me

 

thanks and i will check what ssd's drive are available here

 

have a nice day



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Posted 27 September 2014 - 08:30 AM

You are most welcome Nickko

 

By the way. You might want to run Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor to check if all your software will run on Windows 7.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=20


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Posted 30 September 2014 - 08:45 AM

good afternoon dear Techwork

thanks for the given link

 

my system is ready for any windows x64 and i am looking trough ebay for any good offer






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