I want to install Windows 7 but I can't decide whether to install a 32-bit Windows 7 or a 64-bit Windows 7.
Basically, I'm gonna use it for programming and graphics designing.
Also gonna play some games on it, sometimes.
I have read that the main difference of a 32-bit and 64-bit OS is that:
"The 64-bit version of Windows handles large amounts of RAM more effectively than a 32-bit system which in that case is 4GB RAM for 32-bit OS. Also, 64-bit Windows can process faster than a 32-bit Windows"
I also read this: "With 64-bit, 4GB of RAM is the new minimum standard, and with 4GB, you can run tons of applications with zero slowdown."
Some says that there's no reason to not go for a 64-bit OS.
I'm quite worried about that because I think some programming softwares can function better in 32-bit OS.
I'm really confused.
Should I go for 32-bit Windows 7 or 64-bit Windows 7?