Solved X86 vs X64 Tags: Download Windows 7 X 86 X64 Intel i5 Last response: January 29, 2011 12:27 PM in Windows 7 Share guerilla_logic 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? More about : x86 x64 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove guerilla_logic January 29, 2011 2:18:44 AM also its windows professional even though that doesn't matter. | Report abuse Best solution WR2 Windows 7 Authority 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. | Report abuse w7pro 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 | Report abuse guerilla_logic 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. | Report abuse guerilla_logic January 29, 2011 12:27:46 PM Best answer selected by guerilla_logic. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Windows 7>X86 vs X64> Related ressources: Forumx86 vs . x64 CPU performance ForumVista/CPU x64 vs x86 & RAM >= 4GB & Intel 975x? ForumOverclocking in Windows x86 vs . x64 ForumWhat is x86 vs x64 ForumGTX260 Win7 x64 vs WinXP x86 ForumWindows 7: x64 vs x86 on a Core i5 ForumWindows 7 x86 vs x64 Forum( x86 ) vs ( x86 and x64 WoW) ForumIs Vista x64 as compatible as x86 ? ForumThe x86 vs x64 Issue! ForumWindows XP Professional x86 vs x64 ForumWhy does amd call a 64 bit cpu x86 ? ForumClean Install Windows 7 Professional From x86 to x64 ) ForumPentium T4500, x64 or x86 ? Forum[stoppable] AMD to lose its x86 licence in 60 days Forum"Reboot and select Proper boot device" ForumC:\\ProgramFile(x86)\\Nero\\Nero7\\NewVersion\\GCLib.dll ForumWindows 7 x64 Memory Crash Dump ForumNeed Win 7 x64 installation help with raid 0 ForumEpson 1250 Win 7 x64 driver More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !