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win 7 - Which should I pick: Architecture x86 or x64 insatall?

post #1 of 12
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Like the title says, I have the option to choose x86 or x64 architecture for the install of windows 7. Whats the difference? which should I choose?

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post #2 of 12
x64. In this day and age, there is no reason for anyone to install a 32 bit (x86) operating system anymore.
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post #3 of 12
x64, duh, more ram for the future! you know, it's just better!



and also it runs 32bit programs(32bit OS can't run x64 programs)
   
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post #4 of 12
x64 for sure, no reason to install 32bit nowadays imo. If you have more than 4GB of Ram, u have to choose x64.
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post #5 of 12
Unless you have software that only works with x86, don't dare touch it. x64 is where it's at. Unfortunately I have to dual boot and sadly I do not get to enjoy 7 nearly as much.

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post #6 of 12
what's your current setup, if you have an older system go x86 or if its newer go x64
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post #7 of 12
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ah. I didnt realize 32 bit was called x86. 64 of course! thanks
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post #8 of 12
x64 if you are using more than 2GB of memory or plan to in the future.
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post #9 of 12
x64... i have tried 32bit w7 and i dont like it as much...
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post #10 of 12
x64.

Unless you're like me and have 32-bit only drivers from 2004 for your wireless adapter frown.gif
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