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Hey guys,

My googling yielded no satisfactory answers..

I have in my possession, a FREE copy of Windows 7 Business, 32bit. My recent reinstall of vista has gone terribly, and it crashes pretty much once or twice a day, if not more. I'm ready to leave Vista behind.

So my setup now is Vista for gaming, Ubuntu for everything else. I want it to stay that way.

So, should I just install my Win7 32bit over the Vista 64bit? Or should I eat the $99 cost of a Win7 64 bit?

Remember, my Windows install is purely for gaming. I'm not going to be doing a whole lot of anything else, with the exception of a photoshop here and there (still learning GIMP)

Thanks for the input gents
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Eat up for 64-bit imo
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post #3 of 10
64-bit if you want have all your RAM available to you
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If Vista is crashing, Windows 7 is going to crash too. They're basically the same exact OS, its just that Vista is missing a little eye candy.

But go for the 64 bit. And your 32bit license should work on a 64bit disc just fine.
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64 vista
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But go for the 64 bit. And your 32bit license should work on a 64bit disc just fine.
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So theoretically.. if I had a 64 bit Win 7 disc.. I could use my 32 bit license?

Now to get my hands on a 64 bit win 7 disc

EDIT: It would have to be Win 7 Business, just like the other one?
Edited by archangelabove - 2/24/11 at 8:09pm
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yeah, you should be able to use the license
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