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Thread: W7 64 or 32 bit?

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    Default W7 64 or 32 bit?

    Going to do a clean install on a new build soon & am in the dilemma of going 64bit & risk some programs & printer, etc not working w/ it (use quite a bit of older programs) OR going 32 & it's memory limitations, etc.

    Anyone gone 64bit & had problems w/ software/hardware incompatibilities? (Read here & elsewhere various info on this question but many are 2 & 3 yr's old so things must've changed or at least plenty of time to have experiences w/ it).

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    Check with the manufacturer of the hardware to make sure they have drivers for 64-bit. I can't imagine a new build with 32-bit Win7.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RickyTick View Post
    Check with the manufacturer of the hardware to make sure they have drivers for 64-bit. I can't imagine a new build with 32-bit Win7.
    I guess I'll have to do that where possible. Worst case if I went 64bit & ran into too many incompatibilities I could just start over w/ new 32bit install.

    Hardware is only an older HP printer. Software is things like Photoshop 7.0, Nero 7 (& a few others), etc that I would NOT want to have to re-purchase.

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    Actually, I think this processor (Intel Core i7-2600 3.40GHz Quad-Core) shows:

    "Instruction Set - 64-bit"

    So that may mean you have to go 64bit? Unless 32bit is still possible...

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