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Window 7.... 32 or 64 bit version

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January 10, 2010 10:31:34 PM

My laptop is Vista Home premium edition and my Desktop well, I need your advice.


Mydesktop has P7P55D - 1156 mobo and I5-750 processor with 4mb ram.

Both Laptop and desktop will be on the home network. With which Window7 Pro version do I go 32 bit or 64.

Or Stay with Window XP pro.

Going with Window7 Pro, I loose my Laser printer(not supported by vista while its supported by XP). tia

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January 11, 2010 2:11:45 AM

I assume you mean "4GB" of RAM and not "4MB". I would use 64-bit Windows 7 since you'll be able to make full use of your RAM and have the ability to add more if needed in the future. With 32-bit windows you won't quite be able to all your RAM (probably only about 3.5GB) and there won't be any way to add more without reinstalling a 64-bit version from scratch.
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January 11, 2010 3:34:54 AM

+1 for Win 7 x64
and double check your printer manufacturers website for updated drivers... you never know.

Win 7 can network very easily w/ others
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January 11, 2010 11:16:05 AM

+2 x64.
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January 12, 2010 6:00:05 AM

+4 x64

x32 is going to disappear, since 4 GB RAM is mainstream you need x64 to fully use those 4 GB
(if you play RTSgames, get ready for 8GB RAM)
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January 12, 2010 6:48:52 AM

+5 x64

Unless you have a specific piece of hardware that you won't be able to get 64 bit drivers, there's no reason to get x86
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January 12, 2010 7:08:22 AM

+6 x64
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January 12, 2010 8:20:29 AM

make sure your nework adaptors are fairly new, I had an issue with a network usb card , I had to go back to xp pro until I get a new card
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January 12, 2010 12:58:47 PM

64bit. I noticed my sisters laptop was 32bit with 4GB of RAM. 32bit simply cannot use all of it, my sisters laptop is using roughly 2.93GB. So go for 64bit.
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January 12, 2010 1:37:19 PM

+7 x64

Win 7 is much much faster than xp if you're using a C2d or above...
64Bit cuz 32 can't address 4GB RAM.
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