Win 7 64 bit v 32

  jon2 16:04 PM 16 Oct 11
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I am looking at a new computer with windows 7, there are 64 bit and 32 bit versions, which is best

  birdface 16:18 PM 16 Oct 11

Most folk will tell you the 64 Bit is the best but I find it slower than the 32 Bit.

You need to download or update both versions of some programs when using the 64 bit version.

I suppose it all depends what you are going to use it for.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:22 PM 16 Oct 11

With 64bit you get the advantage of using memory above the 3.5G limit of 32bit

  john bunyan 18:06 PM 16 Oct 11
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I have a desktop and a laptop both on W7 64 bit. As Fruit Bat says if your PC has more than 3.5G memory you wont be able to take advantage of the extra. Programmes that can only run in 32bit are stored in C:/Programme Files(x86)and run quite happily.I have Photoshop CS5 and it installs in both editions as, so far , if you scan, there are no TWAIN drivers for 64 bit. I have had no problems with 64bit on either PC.

  jon2 11:46 AM 17 Oct 11

many thanks for your input

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