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Too soon for 64bit W7

2009-12-18, 18:34 PM

I was faced with the choice of 32bit or 64bit Windows 7 when I ordered my upgrade from Vista to W7 and when I ordered my new X200 laptop.  I considered 64bit as two of my systems can take 4G RAM and are W7 compatible.  Why not have an operating system that can take advantage of the extra memory that I have so willingly paid for. Not only that, one of them can go 8G RAM at its max. It all seemed a no brainer.

 

Trolling through this and other forums there seems to be more pain and suffering than glee and exuberance coming from the 64bit users. I have not read a single post from any W7 64bit user that is not a complaint.  Seems to me we jumped the gun on 64bit and the big time benefits are to be realized in the future, but not right now.

 

I'd like to read some positive posts on this. Anybody got anything good to say about 64bit windows?      :smileysad:

T23: 2647-8RU, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
A61E: 6418-12U, W7/Pro 64
X200: 7454-CTO, W7/Pro 32

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Re: Too soon for 64bit W7

2009-12-18, 20:26 PM

I'm still using Windows 7 RC 64-bit. I've never had any problems with it...

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Re: Too soon for 64bit W7

2009-12-18, 22:58 PM

wrote:

 

I have not read a single post from any W7 64bit user that is not a complaint. 


I have been running WIn 7 Ultimate x64 on several ThinkPads (including an X200), plus a couple of desktop systems, for several weeks with out any technical problems.

 

For me, Win 7 in general has some minor usability quirks, but they are equally present in the x86 and x64 versions.

 

Cheers,

 

Bill

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Re: Too soon for 64bit W7

2009-12-19, 9:05 AM

If you have 4 GB get x64.

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Re: Too soon for 64bit W7

2009-12-19, 12:45 PM

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit has been running like a charm on 4 machines.   Only one has 4 Gig, but it is running perfectly.

 

I would go for 64-bit. 

 

Remember that if you want to go from 32-bit to 64-bit, you have a major task of reinstalling OS, etc. 

 

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Re: Too soon for 64bit W7

2009-12-19, 15:12 PM

Not much meat in these replies. Would like to understand your circumstance?

 

  • Were these clean 64 bit installs .. fresh slate?
  • A new 64 bit system with no older version apps.installed?
  • A 32bit upgraded system with older apps and utilities ... do they run well, any disabled under 64bit?
  • Drivers all available ... no disabled devices?
  • Better or huge performance improvement re: 32bit to 64bit?
  • Was your security apps 64bit compat .... no problems ?

 

I am pleased to hear that you so heartedly endorse 64bit and that your systems are running well.  I'd like to know why this is so. Your own evaluation would be very much appreciated. Please add whatever you think is the 'key' to going 64bit  "now".

T23: 2647-8RU, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
A61E: 6418-12U, W7/Pro 64
X200: 7454-CTO, W7/Pro 32

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