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Poll Results: Shall I move to win 7 64bit?

 
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    You fool, do it right away or dieee!!!
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    Stupid idea, why would you wanna do that, whyyyy!!!
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post #11 of 27
I've never had an issue running any 32bit applications.

I don't see any reason NOT to get a 64bit OS.
    
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Originally Posted by slickwilly View Post
Down side for going 64 bit OS for me was not being able to play my old 32 bit games
any more (BF2, BF2142,BFV,BF1942)
PEBKAC.

I have every one of those games, and they play just fine on my x64 Windows 7.
Edited by Diabolical999 - 6/7/11 at 9:00am
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post #13 of 27
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Originally Posted by Diabolical999 View Post
PEBKAC.

I have every one of those games, and they play just fine on my x64 Windows 7.
Me too.

At this point, I would say, unlike windows XP on its launch and Vista, Windows 7 64bit is a finished product that works. Most of the current hardware is designed to utilize an x64 architecture and most old software runs just fine. I can play Tiberian Sun, which came out in like 1998 on my system with no problem. The only problem I have had is my old plotter only had drivers for for windows 98(16bit), but I recently bit the bullet after running virtual box and windows xp to plot, and got a new plotter.

So what I am saying is, let the old hardware die and get a move on! The grass is much greener on the double wide side of the windows logo.
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post #14 of 27
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That's it, I am convinced smile.gif 64bit, here I come!
I might not be able to use my webcam from middle-earth time period anymore, but huh! who cares! besides, people I know don't want to chat with me anyway biggrin.gif
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post #15 of 27
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Originally Posted by leopold1985 View Post
I might not be able to use my webcam from middle-earth time period anymore
That made me laugh.

    
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post #16 of 27
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Originally Posted by Waffleboy View Post
Yes, for sure. You'll be able to use more than 3.2 GB of RAM and you'll get Windows 7 64 bit's new security features like PatchGuard.
32-bit sees up to 3.7GB.
Quote:
Originally Posted by leopold1985 View Post
How come! I thought that 64bit OS natively supports older 32 bit softwares and games.
Then I have the risk of losing all of my older softwares. I planned on using the 64bit OS and 64 bit drivers only, I intended to keep on using my 32bit softwares.
32-bit applications get installed in a second Program Files folder called "Program Files (x86)", which 64-bit applications just get installed in the normal Program Files folder.
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post #17 of 27
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32-bit applications get installed in a second Program Files folder called "Program Files (x86)", which 64-bit applications just get installed in the normal Program Files folder.
Aren't those directories just defaults that don't really matter?

I don't install anything to either of them, but it is absolutely true that both will run.
    
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post #18 of 27
As others have said, I've been able to run all of my 32-bit applications on 64-bit Win 7. And yeah, the Program Files (x86) is technically supposed to be for 32-bit applications, but I don't use that folder either.

The benefits of 64-bit are insane.
    
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post #19 of 27
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Originally Posted by leopold1985 View Post
I have been using computers for a long time but never installed/used a 64 bit OS in my system, ever. So my question is, shall I switch? My sig rig is my current rig. Are there any compatibility issues with programs/softwares?
Well you won't be using more than 3.5GB and only most of the GPU memory. if you go to 64-bit, you can use all the Vram and main Ram!
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post #20 of 27
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I just noticed that someone has voted against this upgrade, Who? Why? Reasons?
Or is it just to make the poll look more democratic? biggrin.gif


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That made me laugh.

palantir.jpg

Mr. Lee.... gone are the days of his Scaramanga villainy.
    
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