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September 21, 2010 7:52:47 PM

Hello,
I have a HP AMD Turion 2, currently has vista 32 bit processor. bought it in 2007. should i upgrade to 7, if yes which one 32 or 64 bit

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a b $ Windows 7
September 21, 2010 8:07:12 PM

How much RAM do you have?
September 22, 2010 2:51:11 AM

Ali_37 said:
Hello,
I have a HP AMD Turion 2, currently has vista 32 bit processor. bought it in 2007. should i upgrade to 7, if yes which one 32 or 64 bit


If that was my computer I would upgrade to Windows 7 ASAP. Windows 7 in my opinion performs far better than vista and is also very use to use. I could go on forever about how much better 7 is than vista but you need enough RAM to run it properly. The min requirements for 32-bit is 1 GB and 2 GB for 64-bit. I personally would run 32-bit without at least 2 GB and 3 GB for 64-bit. The 64-bit architecture is the future for computing even though it had a slow start. It's twice as fast than its 32-bit predecessor but it does require a little bit more RAM to use properly. If your computer has a 32-bit processor you are out of luck and you must use the 32-bit version. If your computer has a 64-bit processor I would recommend going with the 64-bit version of Windows provided you have enough RAM.

Microsoft has this nice little program to check and see if your computer can run Windows 7. It's called the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor and you can download it here.

Hope this helps! Let us know what you choose :) 
a b $ Windows 7
September 22, 2010 2:16:14 PM

Hi Ali,

Like others have said, this depends on how much RAM your system has. Generally speaking, if your system has 4 GB of RAM or more go with 64-bit Windows 7. If you have anything less than 4 GB, go with 32-bit. This FAQ should help with your decision - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/32-bit-and-...

Cheers,
Cassandra
Microsoft Windows Outreach
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