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Old March 21, 2009, 04:18 PM
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Go with 64bit, preferably grab the newer 7057 build.

MS was supposed to drop 32bit support with Windows 7 but I guess that just isn't happening yet. If you look on torrents though, the 64bit seeds/peers are much higher than the 32bit torrents so I guess it shows people are finally moving onto 64bit.

Really no reason not to, unless by some chance your CPU doesn't have 64bit support.
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You are going to make a choice when you upgrade to Windows 7 –that is which version of the OS you are going with. Fortunately, both 32- and 64-bit versions are included in the same package. 64 bit OS is better than 32 in terms of speed and performance and can have more memory.
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Installed 64-bit on the 22nd without an issue or a single hitch! If you have the processor and more than 3 Gigs of Ram, go with it over the 32-bit.

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Yup ... as mentioned not a single reason not to go to 64 bit these days. The last time I had a driver issue with a 64 bit OS, it was back when they released the 64 bit version of XP. And that was a long long time ago. I had a great run with Vista 64, and am now loving 7 just as much, and haven't had a single issue at all.
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Quote:
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HOLY THREAD RESURRECTION, BATMAN!

Indeed...

But yes, 64 bit win7 FTW!!!!!!!!!!! Which reminds me to update my signature
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7 does not suck, i am happy!!!
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Windows 7 kicks ass and 64 bit is the future so its the logical step.
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after using win 7 x64 for a few weeks, i find that i like it more than XP Pro x86 or x64. :-B

i dumped XP Pro x64 because out of the few firewalls that would work with it, some i did not like and others would not work well.
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I was setting up a Pentium 4, 1.5GB computer for my parents this weekend and I still installed x64 Win7, every driver and software I have is x64, so why go backwards. Win 7 x64 flies on Pentium 4 Prescott with 2 threads.
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