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Upgrading our office to windows 7 - 64bit or 32?

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July 12, 2010 1:24:23 PM

Small Engineering firm (15 computers) currently running XP professional

I am just wondering about possible issues we could run into by making this upgrade.
10 of the computers are running autoCAD and i believe should be 64 bit, they all run Core 2 duo processors w. 4gig ram

a few others are slightly older and would prob have to be 32 bit.

Is there any reason none of them should be 64 bit??

or any possible hang ups from having mixed 32&64??

Other thoughts on upgrading an office to Win 7?
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July 12, 2010 5:16:22 PM

Hello jbourne84,

As long as the programs you use at the office are compatible with both 32-bit and 64-bit, it shouldn't matter if some of the computers are running 64-bit while others run 32-bit. To learn more about 32-bit and 64-bit Windows, visit http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/32-bit-and-...

You'll also want to make sure the version of autoCAD that you have is compatible with Windows 7 - http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/windows-...

It is also a good idea to run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor before upgrading. It will scan the computers and let you know if you need to make any changes before upgrading. More about the Upgrade Advisor here, http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/downloads/up...

I know this is a lot of information! I hope it helps.

Cheers,
Cassandra
Microsoft Windows Outreach
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