Difference Between 64bit And 32bit Windows

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    Difference Between 64bit And 32bit Windows

    32-bit & 64-bit Windows
    Even if you install 32-bit initially, it should be possible to upgrade to 64-bit later, right? Wrong. You can’t upgrade from 32-bit to Windows 7 64-bit without doing a fresh “clean” install, which requires you to reinstall all applications from scratch. Therefore, you need to decide on either 32-bit or 64-bit before you install Windows 7. While I recommend you go with 64-bit, read through this article to make an informed decision.

    Background: What is 32-bit and 64-bit?
    32-bit and 64-bit are computer architectures that specify the length of data types and
    addresses that are supported. What this means for the average user is how much memory can
    be used effectively and how powerful the number- crunching capacity of the CPU is.Since Windows XP was originally only released as a 32-bit operating system, and because older hardware have 32-bit device drivers, application development on the Windows platform has been slow in moving to 64-bit. However, after both Windows XP and Vista were released in 64-bit, Microsoft is now pushing 64-bit strongly, and you can expect application developers to take advantage of 64- bit computing soon


    Should You Buy 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 7?
    Fortunately, you do not need to worry about all this when purchasing a computer or Windows 7. If you are buying a new PC from a vendor, it will ship with 64-bit Windows pre-installed if the configuration supports 64-bit. If you buy retail boxed versions of Windows 7, they will include both 32-bit and 64-bit editions, except for the Home Basic edition

    Advantages of 64-bit:

    1.) With 32-bit Windows, you can use a maximum of 4GB RAM,Whereas in 64-bit Windows 7 runs very fast with 4GB and you can upgrade your RAM to 8 or 16 GB later, making your system future-proof.
    2.) A 32-bit OS can theoretically use up to 4 GB of RAM, but 32-bit versions of Windows Vista and Windows 7 see a maximum of 3.12 GB.

    3.) With 64-bit Windows 7, you can use the full 4GB RAM. You get better security with 64-bit Windows. All 64-bit device drivers are digitally signed, which means you will not have random crashes.

    4.) You also get more advanced security features like Kernel Patch Protection with 64-bit Windows 7. Since 64-bit systems process more information and support greater RAM, Windows 7 is more responsive when you are running complex applications or many applications simultaneously.

    5.) If you use graphics applications like Photoshop, video editing, games, CAD, etc., you should go 64-bit. Not all applications have 64-bit versions that take advantage of the 64-bit architecture, but you can expect more of them after Windows 7 goes mainstream.

    6.)Meanwhile, most 32-bit applications work fine under 64-bit Windows.

    7.) If any of them don’t for some reason, you can reasonably expect the application developers to fix any issues, because a lot of people will be running 64-bit Windows.

    Check If Your PC Supports 64-Bit Windows 7 If you have bought or upgraded your computer in the past couple of years, with an Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent/higher processor, your PC is already equipped to run 64-bit Windows 7


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    Super. Is there any software to run 32bit programs in 64bit?
     
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    So Please Stay Tuned
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    You do share amazing posts. Literally, i never knew about this differentiation.
     
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    Nice one man. A lot of people don't know the difference and are often confused about installing 32 bit and 64 bit.
     

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