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Windows 7 64 bit version?


TopCat®

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I currently have Win XP and I'm considering pre-ordering Win7 Professional e. Is there a 64 bit version of this O/S available, please, as I want to take advantage of the extra recognised memory option this gives. The O/S will be installed on a new top grade Intel i7 920 CPU computer which will also be used for the latest games.

I'm going for the professional version of Win7 as it will allow me to run some Windows XP productivity apps. I appreciate any useful pros and cons on my O/S selection and many thanks for your help. TC.

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laurie53

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TopCat®

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Thanks for the caution, laurie53, I'll check around online to see if others have had similar problems. TC.

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laurie53

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Just a word of caution.

Having been very satisfied with the 32 bit RC I decided to try the 64 bit version.

I found it very flaky and unstable (on two computers), and having tried it for a week to see if it would stabilise I uninstalled and went back to the 32 bit version

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ol blueeyes

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Apparently 32 & 64 are available on the same Disc

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phoenix198

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Read the product description on Amazon in full. It clearly states that you will receive both 32-bit and 64-bit versions on discs when you buy Windows 7E Home Premium. Its up to you which one you install.

Not sure how the CD-key and licensing will work on this but I imagine that there will be a single product key which is checked for multiple installations during product activation.

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Rob_08

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Damn, you were just unlucky then, i ordered two 7 pro's from Canada on Amazon uk on the 15th and was succesful, as Canada is 5 hours ahead of the uk, i guess it was just luck of the draw as i assume you ordered before me as when i did it must of been about 10pm uk time.
I had an email saying than you for your order ( and payment) delivery est 22nd october.

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laurie53

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I thought of that, but I did place my order fairly early on 15th at a time when other people, on this and other forums, were still saying they were buying from Amazon.

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Forum Editor

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That's because Amazon has sold out its pre-order allocation.

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Waldoc85

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PC World were still taking orders this afternoon and still at the £45 price.

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