Win7 x86 or x64 - Which one its the best to install ???

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  1. gomesros

    gomesros MDL Novice

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    ok guys i have installed on my pc Win7 x86... but i noticed that many users prefers to install the Win7 x64... and the x64 seems to be full compatible with many many applications and pc games...

    So what i want from you guys its your personal opnion :eek: about the x64 version..

    x86 or x64...

    cheers :biggrin:

    gomesros
     
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    hbhb MDL Expert

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  3. mohamedkamel

    mohamedkamel MDL Addicted

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    Hi there,

    This depends on your processor type, if it supports 64-Bit then why not, but you should have a minimum 2 GB of RAM. If your processor is 86-Bit, so, you have no choice but to install Windows 7 86-Bit. 86-Bit needs minimum 1 GB of RAM.

    HTH
     
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    60cent MDL Senior Member

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    leodavin MDL Novice

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    #5 leodavin, Aug 20, 2011
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    x64 i think is better than x86 :biggrin:
    only with 2GB RAM x64 is working perfect
     
  6. gomesros

    gomesros MDL Novice

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    thank you all... i will try the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
     
  7. jabberwocky

    jabberwocky MDL Member

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    there is a lot more too it than simply "if its compatible ,then install 64bit"
    I will give an example ,I have several x86 (32bit) softwares that are problematic in 64bit ,some are just plain buggy ,and 1 or 2 wont run at all ,not even in compatibility mode .
    I would agree that if you can run it you should ,but have a look at what softwares you plan to use and check if they are at least capable of running in 64bit first . 99% will ,but its worth checking .some of the photographic softwares I use simply wont .and I cannot do without them ,nothing else does the same job ,so far. so I have multiple systems ,some 32 and some 64bit .
    I am just saying check out what you want to use it for first and then decide.
    good luck .