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Hi , i have windows 7 32 bit on my pc at the moment and its annoying me how it only shows 3.5 gb of memory
i just want to know :
1) do most programmes and games work on 64 bit windows 7 ?
and
can i install a new hard drive with win 7 64 bit (fresh install) , delete my old windows files off my old hard drive , but still keep all the media files and game files on there to be accesed through the new OS ?
(so basically keep the old hard drive for media and games , but the new one for programs and windows ?)
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Win7 64bit works will with 32bit programs.

Id recomend getting the files you want onto another harddrive then format your old drive, then put back the files. This way you get rid of hidden files and get the most space.
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1: Yes. (I didn't think they still did x86 Windows)
2: Yes, you can.
    
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64bit. I haven't run into an issue with programs not playing nice with Windows 64 bit.
post #5 of 10
There once existed some problems with sound and wireless card drivers for x64 windows, but they are all ironed out now, so go for it!

If I were you, I'd buy a new hdd (I'd recommend 1tb samsung f3), install x64 on that, and just keep your old hdd in your rig (no need to delete anything off it, just change boot prio in the bios).
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64 bit ftw, no compatability problems at all.
     
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64bit, unless you want to play sim city 2000
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Originally Posted by fluxlite View Post
There once existed some problems with sound and wireless card drivers for x64 windows, but they are all ironed out now, so go for it!

If I were you, I'd buy a new hdd (I'd recommend 1tb samsung f3), install x64 on that, and just keep your old hdd in your rig (no need to delete anything off it, just change boot prio in the bios).
Yeah the samsung f3 is great its my hard drive at the moment so i'll just get another one
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thanks for your healp everyone , looks like i will be going to windows 7 64 bit and saving for a new hard drive and some more ram
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AMD Athlon II X3 450 ASRock 970DE3/U3S3  ATI VTX 6870 Kingston 4GB HyperX Limited Red Edition 
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Seagate 250GB Samsung DVD/ROM Zalman CNPS5X-Performa Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit 
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Goodmans 19" HD TV Microsoft Sidewinder X4  OCZ 500W CoreXStream Sharkoon Tauren 
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Sandisk Extreme 120 GB SSD (OS and Programs) Kingston V300 240 GB SSD (Games) Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD (Media) Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD (Media) 
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Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD (Media) Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD (Media) Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD (Media) Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD (Media) 
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XFX 850W Pro Cooler Master - Cosmos 2 Roccat Kova + Roccat Siru 
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Seagate 250GB Samsung DVD/ROM Zalman CNPS5X-Performa Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit 
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Goodmans 19" HD TV Microsoft Sidewinder X4  OCZ 500W CoreXStream Sharkoon Tauren 
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64bit.
You have enough CPU and GPU power.

Do it.

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Samsung 850 EVO 250GB Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7.2K 16MB Cache Prolimatech Megahalem Rev.B (Push/Pull) Windows 7 Home Premium 64 
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Acer X233H Razer BlackWidow Ultimate  OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W XClio Windtunnel 
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Logitech G502 Proteus Core Tunable  Razer Goliathus 444mm x 355mm - Speed Edition ... 
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1TB Samsung F3  DVD+-RW  Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 60" LG 60PA5500 Plasma 
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120GB PNY 1311 SSD 500GB 7.2K RPM Windows7 Home Premium 64 17.3" WLED TL 1600 X 900 with 2.0MP HD webcam 
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Samsung 850 EVO 250GB Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7.2K 16MB Cache Prolimatech Megahalem Rev.B (Push/Pull) Windows 7 Home Premium 64 
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Acer X233H Razer BlackWidow Ultimate  OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W XClio Windtunnel 
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Logitech G502 Proteus Core Tunable  Razer Goliathus 444mm x 355mm - Speed Edition ... 
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AMD Phenom II 720 X3 BE @ 3.2GHz 24/7 MSi 770-G45 Sapphire Radeon HD 6870  8GB GSkill RipJaw 1333Mhz  
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1TB Samsung F3  DVD+-RW  Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 60" LG 60PA5500 Plasma 
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