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January 29, 2011 2:15:11 AM

Hello,
Hey guys, through my school I am able to download windows 7 x86 or x64 I have a second gen I5 3.3ghz, what operating system do I need and why?

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January 29, 2011 2:18:44 AM

also its windows professional even though that doesn't matter.
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January 29, 2011 2:38:36 AM

Hello guerilla_logic;
x86 is the 32bit version and x64 is the 64bit version.
Either one would be fine. If you have 4GB of RAM (or more) you probably want to use the x64bit.
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January 29, 2011 2:44:41 AM

Don't forget to run the Upgrade Advisor just to be sure: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/get/upgrade-...

You're probably fine, though. Windows 7 Professional does have a lot of useful features like Location Aware Printing, so you're in luck, my friend.

-- Ryan
Windows Outreach Team
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January 29, 2011 12:27:17 PM

Thanks guys, Ps i'm going x64 and I can't run the update advisor because I don't have an OS seeing as it is a new build.
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January 29, 2011 12:27:46 PM

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