Hello, I am currently running win7 32bit. Although my pc reports that it is 64bit capable what would i need to do to enable this capability? Spec is Windows 7 2G ram, 3.ghz core 2 pentium, 2 IDE hardrives 1 SATA hard drive & 1 external backup drive. In the current economic climate, if this will save me having to splash out for a newer bells and whistles 64 bit pc then great.
Only thing you would need to do is buy a 64 bit copy of Windows 7. There is no direct upgrade path so you would have t backup your data, wipe the system out and install from scratch. Unless you're planning to upgrade to 4GB or more of ram though, it's not really worth it.
my take on RAM -
ideal configuration currently would be to have 4GB(2x2GB) in dual channel configuration.
depending on video card with 32-bit you can have 2.75GB to 3.25GB available.
the same 4GB(2x2GB) will also be ideal for 64-bit.
the choice is yours depending on the usage you have for this unit.