Using 32bit vs. 64 bit OS selection discussion
Posted 19 October 2010 - 10:33 AM
under 4 gigs? Use 32 bit
Over 4 gigs? use 64bit...
Posted 19 October 2010 - 11:55 AM
I don't think you'd see any real problems with using 64bit over 32bit, although for moderate use you probably won't see any tangible benefits either without having more than 4GB of RAM in the system. However, if you ever want to upgrade in the future (not sure how you feel about upgrading, but it is a consideration for some people), it's likely Win8 will not have an x86 variant and be x64 only, meaning no x86 Win7 to x64 Win8 upgrades (upgrades between like architectures only).
Posted 17 September 2011 - 11:09 PM
thanks for the sharing man.
When u are new to any windows operating system 1st use 32-bit or so called x86 then when understood everything under x86 then switch to x64. Here is my History
* 2003 - 2006 = Windows XP Professional x86
* 2007 - 2007 Dec = Windows XP Professional x64
* 2007 Dec = Windows Vista Ultimate x86
* 2008 - 2010 Feb = Windows Vista Ultimate x64
* 2010 Feb - 2011 Windows Vista Ultimate x86
* Now planning to switch to Windows 7
This post has been edited by Tripredacus: 19 September 2011 - 07:37 AM
Reason for edit: removed unneeded formatting
Posted 19 September 2011 - 10:53 PM
On the flip side, migrating from XP-SP3 to win7 was painful enough. It took me over a month to get all my background configuration scripting files working. It is proving close to impossible to adapt these Win7 x86 scripts to work under Win7 x64. If performance is not an issue I would say stick with 32 bit version.
Posted 02 November 2011 - 03:28 PM
its especially better in a domain environment and I've managed 2 second logins which is unheard of!
the only thing to watch out for if you are working in a domain enviroment is "PRINTERS"!!!! thats where the headache is ))
Posted 05 November 2011 - 01:43 PM
If you won't be touching older stuff, go 64-bit - Aside from backwards compatibility, it is better than 32-bit in all areas.