Discuss Windows 7 32bit or 64bit??? in the Computer Hardware forum on Dev Shed. Windows 7 32bit or 64bit??? Computer Hardware forum discussing topics and issues such as monitors, memory, hard drives, web cams etc. Find information and help to keep your computer running smoothly.
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If your hardware supports 64 bit then it is good for it. Because installing 32 bit on 64 bit is useless. Because the left over bits aren't available and you are disposing them. So i am running window 7 ultimate 64 bit on my system from one year and its running fine.
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I second LordNecro's question.
If your machine will have 4GB of RAM or less and you don't intend on increasing it, 32bit is probably better because a 32bit version of Windows will use less RAM than the 64bit equivalent. I recently upgraded from 4GB to 12GB myself (my primary OS is Win7 Pro 64bit).
Another reason to stick with 32bit is that very few applications are only available for 64bit and I don't see that changing very quickly. If you happen to have any very, very old 16bit apps, they won't work on a 64bit version of Windows (though you might want to use an emulator, like DOSBox, anyway for such old apps).
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